50 episodes

The Heat delves into one big news story every episode and breaks down how these stories impact people like you. We are talking to experts and journalists from around to world with the goal of bringing your perspectives based on first-hand accounts. The Heat is a production of CGTN America and is recorded in Washington,D.C.

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The Heat delves into one big news story every episode and breaks down how these stories impact people like you. We are talking to experts and journalists from around to world with the goal of bringing your perspectives based on first-hand accounts. The Heat is a production of CGTN America and is recorded in Washington,D.C.

    Ukraine-Russia tensions

    Ukraine-Russia tensions

    Will the latest tensions between Russia and Ukraine plunge the region into another crisis? Mike Walter spoke with Volodymyr Yelchenko, the Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S. and American University professor Anton Fedyashin.

    • 14 min
    IMF chief lays out priorities and challenges ahead

    IMF chief lays out priorities and challenges ahead

    IMF’s managing director, Kristalina Georgieva spoke to Anand Naidoo about a range of issues including the IMF's projections for global economic recovery, its plans to help the world's poorest nations and China's role in mitigating debt.

    • 17 min
    Can China and the U.S. turn a corner in Alaska?

    Can China and the U.S. turn a corner in Alaska?

    U.S. and Chinese officials are meeting in Anchorage for the first time since Joe Biden became U.S. president. So how will they move forward on critical issues from trade to human rights? Former U.S. Ambassador to China, Gary Locke had some thoughts.

    • 11 min
    Can Brazil recover from COVID-19?

    Can Brazil recover from COVID-19?

    Brazil's future after COVID-19

    • 13 min
    Former U.S. Amb. to China speaks on the future of Sino-US relations

    Former U.S. Amb. to China speaks on the future of Sino-US relations

    One of the biggest challenges for U.S. President Joe Biden is how to repair ties with China. What are the key areas of cooperation and conflict? On the latest episode of The Heat podcast, we spoke with former U.S. ambassador to China, Gary Locke.

    • 11 min
    How dangerous are right-wing militias in the US?

    How dangerous are right-wing militias in the US?

    The recent arrest of 13 men, some accused of plotting to kidnap the governor of Michigan has drawn attention to the threat posed by right-wing militias in the United States. 

    • 19 min

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