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Join host Carol Castiel for this 30-minute weekly newsmaker program that provides listeners around the globe with information and insights on a wide range of topics spanning U.S. politics, foreign policy, global health, science and culture. 

About Press Conference USA

Carol Castiel hosts this 30-minute weekly newsmaker program that provides listeners around the globe with information and insights on a wide range of topics spanning U.S. politics, foreign policy, global health, science and culture.

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Broadcast Schedule

Press Conference USA is broadcast on Saturdays and Sundays. You can also listen to us via affiliate stations in your area. Check your local radio station guide for more information.

Saturdays: 0430 1130 1230 1730 1930 2130 UTC

Sundays: 0330 1430 1800 UTC

About Your Host

Carol Castiel moderates and produces not only Press Conference USA but Encounter as well.  She also oversees the production of Issues in the News, VOA’s roundup of the week’s top stories by distinguished Washington journalists.
Before joining the Voice of America, Carol was a consultant/freelance journalist specializing in the promotion of trade and investment between the United States and Africa. She was also a contributing editor to the London-based West Africa Magazine. Carol is fluent in Portuguese, French, and Spanish. She holds an M.A. degree in International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.

Contact:

Email:  pcusa@voanews.com

Facebook:  CarolCastielVOA

Twitter:  CarolCastielVOA

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Join host Carol Castiel for this 30-minute weekly newsmaker program that provides listeners around the globe with information and insights on a wide range of topics spanning U.S. politics, foreign policy, global health, science and culture. 

About Press Conference USA

Carol Castiel hosts this 30-minute weekly newsmaker program that provides listeners around the globe with information and insights on a wide range of topics spanning U.S. politics, foreign policy, global health, science and culture.

Subscribe to a Podcast of the show

Broadcast Schedule

Press Conference USA is broadcast on Saturdays and Sundays. You can also listen to us via affiliate stations in your area. Check your local radio station guide for more information.

Saturdays: 0430 1130 1230 1730 1930 2130 UTC

Sundays: 0330 1430 1800 UTC

About Your Host

Carol Castiel moderates and produces not only Press Conference USA but Encounter as well.  She also oversees the production of Issues in the News, VOA’s roundup of the week’s top stories by distinguished Washington journalists.
Before joining the Voice of America, Carol was a consultant/freelance journalist specializing in the promotion of trade and investment between the United States and Africa. She was also a contributing editor to the London-based West Africa Magazine. Carol is fluent in Portuguese, French, and Spanish. She holds an M.A. degree in International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.

Contact:

Email:  pcusa@voanews.com

Facebook:  CarolCastielVOA

Twitter:  CarolCastielVOA

Postal Mail:
Voice of America
PCUSA
Washington, DC 20237 USA

    Continuing Conversation on the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Continuing Conversation on the COVID-19 Pandemic

    On the Science Edition of Press Conference USA, Rick Pantaleo and Carol Pearson continue their conversation on the COVID-19 pandemic. Their guest is Dr. Peter Hotez, Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and co-director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development. We’ll also talk with tech expert and futurist, Amy Webb, about how technology is helping people during this crisis.

    • 30 min
    COVID-19 – Disinformation

    COVID-19 – Disinformation

    On this edition of the program, host Carol Castiel talks with Jason Blazakis, Senior Research Fellow at The Soufan Center and Director of the Center on Extremism and Counterterrorism at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California, about how white supremacist and other extremist groups and authoritarian regimes, like Russia, are exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to spread disinformation, creating challenges for law enforcement, local governments and minority communities as they grapple with COVID-19. 

    • 30 min
    Elaine Kamark on the US Primary Process

    Elaine Kamark on the US Primary Process

    Carol Castiel and VOA senior political analyst, Brian Padden, speak with Elaine Kamark, author of “Primary Politics: Everything You Need to Know about How America Nominates its Presidential Candidates.” Kamarck comments on the state of the race, including prospects for former Vice President Joe Biden to clinch the nomination, as well as suggests reforms to improve the primary process.

    • 30 min
    International Women's Day

    International Women's Day

    On this special International Women’s Day edition of Press Conference USA, host Carol Castiel and VOA International Broadcaster and Current Affairs Producer, Kim Lewis, speak with Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, former US Ambassador to the Republic of Malta, about her distinguished career as a US diplomat and the important contributions women bring to the field of national security and international affairs. 

    • 30 min
    "Black Men Built the Capitol" - Part 2

    "Black Men Built the Capitol" - Part 2

    Host Kim Lewis, and VOA Senior TV Correspondent Chris Simkins continue their discussion with author Jesse Holland, author of “Black Men Built the Capital," on historical facts regarding African American achievements in Washington, D.C. including the fact that enslaved black men built the Nation’s Capitol, the White House and other famous Washington structures, in addition to providing other historical contributions in the District. 

    • 30 min
    Science Edition: A Look at Black Inventors

    Science Edition: A Look at Black Inventors

    This Science Edition of Press Conference USA marks African-American History Month with a discussion on the many contributions black inventors have made in the US and throughout the world. Host Rick Pantaleo talks with Keith Holmes, founder, and CEO of Global Black Inventor Research Projects, Incorporated and author of “Black Inventors: Crafting over 200 Years of Success”.

    • 30 min

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