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21
JAN

President Biden's First Press Conference of 2022 - January 21, 2022

Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA senior diplomatic correspondent Cindy Saine and VOA executive producer Steve Redisch about highlights of President Joe Biden's first press conference of 2022 such as his pledge to promote his Build Back Better agenda on the campaign trail, determination to pass some form of federal voting rights legislation despite a recent setback in the Senate, and his commitment to rally support for Ukraine in the face of a potential Russian invasion, among other stories.
14
JAN

Biden Voting Rights - January 14, 2022

Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson and VOA White House correspondent Anita Powell, about the ramifications of President Joe Biden's call to end the filibuster rule to allow for passage of federal voting rights legislation, the effects of continued rising prices and supply chain bottlenecks on the Biden administration, efforts of the U.S. and NATO allies to reduce tensions along Russia's border with Ukraine, and an examination of the Biden administration's efforts to combat the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
07
JAN

January 6 Divisions, One Year Later - January 07, 2022

Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA executive producer Steve Redisch and Christian Science Monitor Washington bureau chief, Linda Feldmann, about the divisions in the U.S. as the country marks the one-year anniversary of the deadly January 6 attack on the Capitol, the Democrats' renewed focus on voting rights legislation and the prospects of changing the Senate's filibuster rule, President Joe Biden's strategy to fight the surge in COVID-19 cases, and the administration's reassurance to Ukraine that it will respond decisively if Russia moves to invade the country. Listen to Issues in the News.
31
DEC

Biden's First Year - December 31, 2021

On this special edition of Issues in the News, moderator Kim Lewis is joined by VOA executive producer Steve Redisch and VOA White House correspondent Anita Powell as they look back on President Joe Biden's first year as president. They reflect on the ramifications of the January 6 attack on the Capitol and the creation of the House Select Committee to investigate it, successes and setbacks of Biden's domestic agenda, the U.S. exit from Afghanistan, strategies to combat COVID-19, and other top issues of 2021. Listen to Issues in the News on the Voice of America.
24
DEC
2021

US Updates COVID-19 Strategy - December 24, 2021

Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA executive producer Steve Redisch and VOA senior national affairs correspondent Chris Simkins about President Joe Biden's updated strategy to fight the expected rise in COVID-19 cases with the emergence of the omicron variant, the President's determination to unite the Democratic party to get his domestic agenda passed, the administration's short and long-term strategies to combat inflation and much more. Don't miss Issues in the News on the Voice of America.
17
DEC
2021

Democrats-Legislation - December 17, 2021

Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson and senior reporter for Marketplace, Nancy Marshall-Genzer about the top stories of the week, including the importance of President Joe Biden signing legislation to raise the country's debt limit, divisions in the Democratic party over Biden's Build Back Better bill, the impact of inflation on consumers and its effect on Biden's presidency, the significance of U.S. lawmakers voting to hold former White House Chief of staff Mark Meadows in contempt of Congress, and much more. Don't miss Issues in the News on the Voice of America.
10
DEC
2021

Biden-Putin - December 10, 2021

Moderator Kim Lewis deliberates with VOA senior diplomatic correspondent Cindy Saine and VOA executive producer Steve Redisch on President Joe Biden's warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin if Russia should decide to invade Ukraine, GOP Senators help to advance a debt limit deal to prevent an unprecedented federal default by the U.S. while Democrat leaders push to pass Biden's social spending agenda before Christmas, the Biden administration's attempt to re-energize global commitment to democracy during a time of rising authoritarianism, and much more. Don't miss Issues in the News on the Voice of America.
03
DEC
2021

US-Omicron Variant - December 03, 2021

Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA senior White House correspondent Patsy Widakuswara and Newsday columnist Dan Raviv, about the Biden administration's strategy on handling the newly detected omicron variant of the coronavirus, challenges facing House Democrats in getting major legislation passed by the end of the year, the U.S. Supreme Court poised to accept a Mississippi law that could overrule the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision on abortion, and U.S. concern over Russian troop movements near the Ukrainian border. Listen to Issues in the News on the Voice of America.
26
NOV
2021

US-Inflation - November 26, 2021

Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA senior diplomatic correspondent Cindy Saine and VOA executive producer Steve Redisch, about Americans' concern over inflation as the holiday season arrives, the Biden administration's call for the release of 50-million barrels of reserved oil to help control rising fuel prices, the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol issues more subpoenas as it deepens its probe of rallies that preceded the attack, and so much more. Join us for Issues in the News on the Voice of America.
19
NOV
2021

Biden-Xi - November 19, 2021

Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA Senior Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine and Senior Reporter for Marketplace Nancy Marshall-Genzer about the take-aways from President Joe Biden's virtual meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, his signing of a bipartisan $1-trillion infrastructure bill and what it means for Americans, the push by House Democrats to vote on a $1.75 trillion social spending package, the effects of inflation on Americans and on Biden's presidency, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's Africa trip to advance US-Africa partnerships, and more. Listen to Issues in the News on the Voice of America.
12
NOV
2021

Biden-Infrastructure - November 12, 2021

Moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA senior diplomatic correspondent Cindy Saine and VOA executive producer Steve Redisch, about President Joe Biden's public campaign to promote his bipartisan infrastructure bill, the significance of Vice-President Kamala Harris' meeting with world leaders in Paris, the House Select Committee's escalating investigation into the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and more. Join us for Issues in the News on the Voice of America.
05
NOV
2021

Biden's Climate/Domestic Agendas - November 05, 2021

Moderator Kim Lewis talks with Newsday columnist, Dan Raviv, and VOA senior national affairs correspondent, Chris Simkins, about President Joe Biden's announcement of a new climate infrastructure initiative at the UN Climate Conference as his Democratic party pushes to solidify his sweeping domestic agenda, the surprising results of some U.S. elections, and what some parents are saying about the approved COVID-19 vaccine for children. Join us for Issues in the News on the Voice of America.

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