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14 minutes | 7 days ago
Is the Modi government to blame for India’s second COVID surge?
The coronavirus pandemic is battering India with nearly 20 million people infected and close to 220,000 dead. Anand Naidoo spoke with journalist Asad Ashraf who’s on the ground covering the pandemic in India.
26 minutes | 10 days ago
Oliver Stone on the history of U.S. intervention
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the failed CIA-led Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba. It was a plot to oust Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Anand Naidoo spoke with acclaimed film-maker Oliver Stone about U.S. foreign policy over the past 60 years.
15 minutes | 15 days ago
How California is fighting climate change
World leaders promised drastic action against climate change at a virtual summit hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden. In the U.S., California is leading that fight. Jared Blumenfeld, the state's Secretary for Environmental Protection, tells us more.
14 minutes | 24 days ago
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.
18 minutes | a month ago
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.
12 minutes | 2 months ago
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.
13 minutes | 2 months ago
Can Brazil recover from COVID-19?
Brazil's future after COVID-19
12 minutes | 3 months ago
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.
19 minutes | 7 months ago
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.
14 minutes | 8 months ago
What is the UN doing to help combat COVID-19?
Global poverty levels are rising for the first time in 20 years as a result of COVID-19. Over 4 billion people around the world still do not have access to social protections such as basic healthcare. As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary, what role has it played in helping poorer countries cope with the pandemic and what should be the key take-aways when all this has passed. On this week's episode of the Heat Podcast, we spoke with Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Program, about the key challenges facing the world today, from COVID-19 to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change.
15 minutes | 8 months ago
UN General Assembly: Interview with Saudi Ambassador to UN
Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Abdallah Al Mouallimi discusses the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, Saudi’s role in Yemen, its ties with Iran, the Israel-United Arab Emirates agreement and much more.
14 minutes | 8 months ago
COVID-19 is worsening hunger in India and sub-Saharan Africa
COVID-19 is disproportionately hurting the poorest people in India and sub-Saharan Africa. Millions are on the brink of extreme poverty. How can their governments handle this crisis?
20 minutes | 8 months ago
NBA star David West talks protests, U.S.-China ties, Hong Kong and more
Two time NBA champion David West talks about protests for racial justice, anti-China sentiments in the U.S., the western media's skewed coverage of Hong Kong and much more.
15 minutes | 9 months ago
COVID-19 rages across Latin America
Coronavirus cases are surging in Latin America which has now passed Europe as the region with the most fatalities. How will governments help those affected and ensure their overburdened healthcare systems don't collapse?
13 minutes | 9 months ago
How COVID-19 is adding to global poverty
The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating global poverty, especially in middle and lower income nations. More than 100 million people are likely to join those living in extreme penury - that's surviving on $1.90 or less per day.
14 minutes | 9 months ago
COVID-19: The search for a vaccine
The COVID-19 pandemic is raging across the United States with more than 151,000 dead and around 4.5 million infected. But there may be some hope on the horizon with scientists reporting encouraging results in their search for a vaccine.
11 minutes | 9 months ago
China’s Mission to Mars
China has launched an ambitious mission to Mars. It'll attempt to deploy an orbiter, lander and rover after the Tianwen-1 spacecraft enters Mars’ orbit in February. If it succeeds, China will become the first nation to achieve such a complex feat.
14 minutes | 10 months ago
Israel’s push to annex parts of occupied Palestinian territories
How will Palestinians respond to Israel's threats to annex parts of the West Bank? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning to absorb almost a third of occupied Palestinian territories.
14 minutes | 10 months ago
COVID-19: Why are young people increasingly getting infected?
As COVID-19 surges among young people in the U.S., experts are warning them to take better precautions.
13 minutes | 10 months ago
What does the U.S. need to do to tackle COVID-19?
With three million coronavirus cases and a stuttering economy, how will the U.S. handle the crisis?
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