July 2 at 3:30 p.m. ET

Cape Up Live: Sen. Kamala Harris with Jonathan Capehart

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is fighting for police reform. Building on the movement of Black Lives Matter and protests across the country, Harris and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) put forth their sweeping Justice in Policing Act. Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart talks with Harris about the fight for substantive policing reforms. Join us live on Thursday, July 2 at 3:30 p.m. ET.
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July 8 at 12:00 p.m. ET
As critics cite the failings in the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic, public health officials and government leaders are looking at where the national supply chain failed and what can be done today to better prepare for the crises of tomorrow. Siemens USA president and CEO Barbara Humpton joins Washington Post Live on Wednesday, July 8 at 12:00 p.m. ET to share her thoughts with Washington Post senior writer Frances Stead Sellers about how to modernize the defense industrial base to ensure that the national emergency response is versatile and nimble enough to meet the unexpected crises of the future.
July 9 at 4:00 p.m. ET
As protests demanding racial justice galvanized the nation, Aurora James, founder and creative director of Brother Vellies, devised her own initiative to address inequality. The 15 Percent Pledge is a nonprofit organization that challenges retailers to commit 15 percent of their inventory to black-owned businesses and provide mentorship for emerging brands. Major brands like Sephora and Rent the Runway have signed on. The Washington Post’s Robin Givhan will speak with James about the campaign and plans to include grants and programming as part of the pledge on Thursday, July 9 at 4:00 p.m. ET.
July 10 at 11:00 a.m. ET
New Jersey bore a heavy burden at the outset of the pandemic, as the tri-state region became the epicenter of COVID-19 in America. As part of the Leadership During Crisis series New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) joins Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa to discuss the toll the virus has taken on the Garden State, both in lives and dollars. He’ll also outline the progress his state is making in its phased reopening, and the challenges he sees ahead.
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July 1, 2020

The Path Forward: The Economy

The U.S. economy is just beginning to recover. With millions of Americans displaced from work in the ongoing pandemic, businesses and employees are fighting to stay afloat. How will the Federal Reserve help the recovery to benefit Americans across the socioeconomic spectrum? Mary C. Daly, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, joins Washington Post economics correspondent Heather Long to discuss how to rebuild an economy that works for all Americans. Join us live on Wednesday, July 1 at 11:00 a.m. ET.
June 30, 2020

The Immigrant Experience: A Conversation with the Executive Producers of “Little America”

“Little America” is a new Apple TV+ anthology series that dramatizes true stories of immigrants across the country. Join the executive producers and writers Lee Eisenberg, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon for a conversation with Washington Post opinions writer Jonathan Capehart.
June 30, 2020

Maternal Health in America

As COVID-19 poses a new, unexpected threat to maternal care, the mental and physical health of mothers and infants in the U.S. is top of mind for advocates. Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.) and Christy Turlington Burns join Washington Post Live on Tuesday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m. ET to discuss how to improve maternal health and early childhood outcomes in America.
June 29, 2020

Race in America: Stacey Abrams on Protests, Policing and Voter Access

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams joins Washington Post Live on Monday, June 29 at 1:00 p.m. ET to discuss the protests, legislation to end police brutality and racial inequality, as well as voter access for the 2020 elections.
June 29, 2020

The Path Forward: Future of Train Travel

William J. Flynn is the new president and CEO of Amtrak, taking over the country’s passenger railroad service in the middle of a pandemic. Amtrak had its best year ever in 2019 only to experience a 95 percent drop in ridership these past few months. Despite reducing service and taking substantial steps to shrink operating costs, Amtrak is seeking supplemental funding from Congress in order to be viable next year and beyond. Will new safety measures and a fleet of high speed trains lure riders back when the country reopens? Join Washington Post Live on Monday, June 29 at 10:00 a.m. ET.
June 26, 2020

Coronavirus: Helping First Responders

First responders are suffering from burnout, exhaustion and mental stress in the fight against COVID-19. On June 26 at 12:00 p.m. ET, Washington Post Live brings Thrive Global founder and CEO Arianna Huffington, Harvard School of Public Health dean Michelle A. Williams and CAA Foundation executive director Natalie Tran together to look at a this lesser-known public health crisis unfolding before us.
June 25, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Conversation with Robert Costa

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is leading the push to pass legislation to address police brutality and racial injustice after the killing of George Floyd and will introduce new legislation intended to lower health care costs and expand protections in the Affordable Care Act.
June 25, 2020

Corporate Purpose & Social Responsibility

On June 25 at 10:30 a.m. ET, Washington Post Live will feature business leaders across industries for a conversation focused on corporate purpose and responsibility in the age of COVID-19. We will examine how America’s CEOs and companies are dealing with this extraordinary moment and examine the role and responsibility of business during a time of chaos and crisis.
June 24, 2020

Chasing Cancer: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Effects Cancer Outcomes

Siddhartha Mukherjee, a Pulitzer-prize winning author and oncologist, and Otis Brawley, a globally recognized cancer specialist, will discuss disparities in urgent and essential cancer treatments. In a segment presented by Pfizer, Dara Richardson-Heron, chief patient officer for Pfizer, will discuss the differences in care faced by many older people living with cancer, barriers to providing optimal care and what can be done to address the issue.
June 23, 2020

Race in America: A Conversation with Lindsay Peoples Wagner and Kerby Jean-Raymond

As the Black Lives Matter movement heightens awareness of systemic racism, the fashion world is reckoning with its own problems of racial inequality and discrimination. Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan speaks with Lindsay Peoples Wagner, editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue and one of the only black woman at the helm of a major fashion magazine today, and Kerby Jean-Raymond, founder and creative director of Pyer Moss.
June 23, 2020

John Bolton in Conversation with Robert Costa

Former National Security Advisor John Bolton goes behind the scenes in the Trump Administration with his new White House memoir, “The Room Where It Happened.” Bolton talks one-one-one with Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa. Join Washington Post Live on Tuesday, June 23 at 1:00 p.m. ET.
June 23 at 12:00 p.m. ET

Veterans: Frontline Concerns

The transition from military to civilian life can be daunting for many veterans. Join Washington Post Live on Tuesday, June 23 at 12:00 p.m. ET, as Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), followed by Rep. Mark Green (R-Tenn.) and Kathryn Monet, CEO of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, speak with Washington Post columnist David Ignatius about the challenges returning veterans face as they seek health care, enter the job market, and look to get back into the rhythm of civilian life.
June 19, 2020

Race in America: The Legacy of Juneteenth with Lonnie G. Bunch III

Secretary of the Smithsonian Lonnie G. Bunch III is the founding director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Bunch joins Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart for a one-on-one conversation on the legacy of Juneteenth, the commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.S. They will discuss race, recent protests against police brutality, and his role as the first-ever African American Secretary of the Smithsonian.
June 18, 2020

The Path Forward: Social Media

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki joins Washington Post Silicon Valley correspondent Elizabeth Dwoskin to discuss the platform’s surging usage during the pandemic, efforts to combat misinformation and the increased scrutiny that comes with being a primary source of information on the internet on Thursday, June 18 at 5:15 p.m. ET.
June 16, 2020

Veterans: Frontline Concerns

The men and women of today’s U.S. military are fighting battles and facing challenges long after they leave the battlefield and return home. We’re learning more every day about the long-term health effects of exposure to toxic combat conditions in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We’ll hear from Senate Veterans Affairs member Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.). and Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.), who is also a medical doctor, on their legislative efforts to ensure veterans receive the highest quality of healthcare. McClatchy reporter Tara Copp will join Ruiz to share what she’s learned from her exclusive investigations into two decades of potential toxic exposures to American soldiers.
June 15, 2020

Race in America: A Conversation with Rep. Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (D-Calif.) is leading the charge to implement unprecedented reforms to curb police brutality, end racial profiling, and eliminate qualified immunity with the Justice in Policing Act. At House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's request, Bass and the Congressional Black Caucus are responding to the national protests calling for change after the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. Bass is working to rally fellow members of Congress to step up and make historic changes to combat systemic issues and police brutality. Washington Post opinions writer Jonathan Capehart interviews Bass on Monday, June 15 at 1:30 p.m. ET.
June 11, 2020

The Path Forward: Technology & Society

With over 40 million Americans out of work, a global pandemic and widespread civil unrest, the role of technology in shaping our society and its future is of the utmost importance. Brad Smith, Microsoft president and co-author of the bestseller, “Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age,” joins Washington Post columnist David Ignatius to discuss how we can harness innovation to promote inclusive economic recovery, stop the spread of disease and support social justice. Join Washington Post Live on Thursday, June 11 at 12:15 p.m. ET.
June 11, 2020

Race in America: A Conversation with Valerie Jarrett on Social Justice and Police Brutality

As a senior advisor in the Obama White House and now for the Obama Foundation, Valerie Jarrett has led on issues of racial equality and police violence from the world stage to her early days in the Chicago mayor’s office. As the nation confronts social justice issues, the call for reform and healing continues. The Washington Post's Karen Tumulty will interview Jarrett to discuss these most pressing issues and what solutions can be implemented. Join Washington Post Live on Thursday, June 11 at 9:00 a.m. ET.
June 10, 2020

The Path Forward: The New Future of Work

As the business community charts its path to recovery, CEOs and workers are considering how to safely reopen and what the future of work will look like. Known for his break-the-mold leadership and cutting-edge philanthropy, Salesforce chair and CEO Marc Benioff joins Washington Post Live on Wednesday, June 10 at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss how COVID-19 has altered the working world as we know it and what disruptions to look for next.
June 10, 2020

Race in America: A Conversation with Black Lives Matter Activist DeRay Mckesson and Former Police Chief Charles Ramsey

Washington Post opinions writer Jonathan Capehart will speak with DeRay Mckesson, a leading voice of the Black Lives Matter movement and co-founder of Campaign Zero, as well as Charles Ramsey, a former police chief in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., about policing and the impact of civil unrest on criminal justice reform.
June 9, 2020

The Path Forward: The Restaurant Industry

Restaurants are struggling to stay open while millions of Americans are seeking help from food banks as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Renowned chef and founder of World Central Kitchen José Andrés and Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) have a solution. They join Washington Post Live to discuss joint efforts on food relief and national service legislation during this critical time.
Restaurateur and "Top Chef" judge Tom Colicchio will also examine the impact of the pandemic on restaurants and explain how the industry needs to adapt in order to survive. Join us on Tuesday, June 9 at 1:30p.m. ET.
June 4, 2020

Race in America: Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, lead prosecutor in the death of George Floyd

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison elevated the state’s charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to second-degree murder in the death of George Floyd. The state’s top prosecutor also charged the three other officers involved with aiding and abetting second-degree murder. Washington Post opinions columnist Jonathan Capehart will interview Ellison to hear his plan to investigate, prosecute and bring justice for the Floyd family. Join Washington Post Live on Thursday, June 4 at 2:00 p.m. ET.
June 4, 2020

Race in America: A Conversation with Sen. Cory Booker

On Thursday, June 4 at 9:00 a.m. ET, Washington Post Live hosted Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), former mayor of Newark and former Democratic presidential candidate. Booker will discuss the lack of accountability and unchecked bias in policing and his push for a holistic set of reforms to address broader systemic racism in America with Washington Post national political reporter Bob Costa.
June 3, 2020

The Path Forward: The Global Economy

COVID-19 has caused economic disruption and devastation for millions of people around the globe. As countries are reeling from catastrophic job losses and financial uncertainty, international leaders are working to protect the most vulnerable. Washington Post Live features International Monetary Fund managing director Kristalina Georgieva on how the Fund is responding to the global pandemic on Wednesday, June 3 at 2:00 p.m. ET.
June 3, 2020

Race in America: A Conversation with House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn

As Americans grapple with issues of race, equality, police brutality, and free speech, Washington Post Live hosts one of the nation’s top elected officials, House Majority Whip Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.). Washington Post opinions writer Jonathan Capehart will ask Rep. Clyburn his views on the current civil unrest, struggle for civil rights, and how to bring the country together. Join Washington Post Live on Wednesday, June 3 at 9:00 a.m. ET.
May 29, 2020

Symone Sanders in Conversation with Karen Tumulty

Symone Sanders, senior adviser to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign and author of the new book, “No, You Shut Up,” joined The Post to discuss the civil unrest in Minneapolis, the 2020 election and her new book.
May 29, 2020

The Path Forward: The Global Economy

The dramatic spread of COVID-19 has disrupted business and the economy worldwide. The Washington Post Live brings together former British prime minister Gordon Brown and former U.S. treasury secretary Lawrence H. Summers to discuss the impact of this pandemic on the global economy.
May 28, 2020

The Path Forward: Travel

JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes joins Washington Post senior writer Frances Stead Sellers on May 28 at 2:00 p.m. ET to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on travel and the airline industry.
May 27, 2020

The Path Forward: The Food Industry

Land O’Lakes president and CEO Beth Ford joins Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart on May 27 at 3:00 p.m. ET to discuss the challenges in farming, food production and distribution during the coronavirus pandemic.
May 21, 2020

The Path Forward: The Economy

White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow and hedge fund manager Ray Dalio joined The Post for back-to-back interviews on the coronavirus, the U.S. economy and the policies needed to drive the turnaround.
May 20, 2020

Leadership During Crisis: Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez join Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa for back-to-back conversations about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in their communities.
May 19, 2020

The Path Forward: Travel & Tourism

The dramatic spread of COVID-19 has upended the hospitality industry. How is it adapting to recover destinations and livelihoods in the midst of this unprecedented crisis? Washington Post Live hosts Hilton president and CEO Chris Nassetta in conversation with Washington Post opinions editor at large Michael Duffy on Tuesday, May 19 at 1:00 p.m. ET.
May 14, 2020

The Path Forward: Business & the Economy

Frederick W. Smith, chairman and CEO of FedEx, joined Washington Post Live to discuss business, the economy and the coronavirus pandemic.
May 13 , 2020

The Path Forward: Privacy & the Pandemic

Washington Post Live will host Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and Mozilla CEO Mitchell Baker on Wednesday, May 13 for back-to-back interviews at 11 a.m. ET.
May 12, 2020

Leadership During Crisis: A Conversation with Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D-Va.) and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.) joined Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa on Tuesday, May 12, at 11 a.m. ET for back-to-back interviews on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in their states.
May 11, 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders in Conversation with Robert Costa

Former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) joined The Post’s national political reporter Robert Costa to discuss the state of American politics and the 2020 election process, his efforts to respond to the coronavirus spread and what he will do to help former vice president Joe Biden get elected.
May 7, 2020

The Path Forward: The Economy

The U.S. economy has been thrown into a tailspin by the coronavirus. That volatility was evident in the stock market in March, when Nasdaq Composite lost over 10 percent before a comeback in April. Adena Friedman, president and CEO of Nasdaq, will join The Washington Post Live on Thursday, May 7 at 1:15 p.m. for a one-on-one conversation with The Post’s Jonathan Capehart. We will hear an assessment about where the markets are headed and the path forward for the U.S. economy.
May 6, 2020

Leadership During Crisis: A Conversation with Dr. Scott Gottlieb and Dr. Zeke Emanuel

Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb and former White House Health Policy Advisor Dr. Zeke Emanuel join The Washington Post Live to discuss the latest developments in creating a coronavirus vaccine, the status of anti-body testing and anti-viral treatment and what medical requirements the U.S. needs to meet to safely reopen.
May 5, 2020

The Path Forward: The Film Industry

Jane Rosenthal, film producer and Tribeca Enterprises CEO, joined Washington Post Live to kick off The Path Forward, a new series featuring live interviews with industry leaders charting a course through the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.
May 1, 2020

Leadership During Crisis: A Conversation with Ford Motor Company CEO Jim Hackett

Ford Motor Company CEO Jim Hackett joined The Washington Post to discuss how Ford is aiding in the fight against the coronavirus and the future of auto manufacturing in the U.S.
April 30, 2020

Leadership During Crisis: A Conversation with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan joins Washington Post Live to discuss his state’s fight against covid-19, how he is approaching Maryland’s lockdown exit strategy, and his pivotal role as the chair of the National Governors Association.
April 29, 2020

The Global Response: A Conversation with British Ambassador Dame Karen Pierce and German Ambassador Emily Haber

As the world continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, Washington Post Live brings together two top European diplomats to discuss how their countries are confronting covid-19. Dame Karen Pierce, British Ambassador to the U.S., and Emily Haber, German Ambassador to the U.S., will discuss their nations’ initial response to the pandemic, current prognosis, economic outlook and plans for recovery.
April 28, 2020

Leadership During Crisis: A Conversation with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell will join The Washington Post Live on April 28 at 1:45 p.m. ET for back-to-back interviews with Washington Post National Political Reporter Robert Costa.
April 24, 2020

Helping America's Kids: A Conversation with Jennifer Garner and Mark Shriver

With countless school closures across the country and around the world, people are coming together to fight child food insecurity amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Save the Children’s Mark Shriver joins Washington Post Live with actress and children’s advocate Jennifer Garner to discuss #SAVEWITHSTORIES, featuring celebrities reading children's books on social media. The new initiative provides educational resources for kids stuck at home and raises money for Save the Children’s COVID-19 response efforts across rural America and No Kid Hungry, a non-profit working to alleviate childhood hunger.
April 23, 2020

Leadership During Crisis: A Conversation with Mayor Muriel Bowser and Mayor London Breed

They are leaders on the frontlines combating the coronavirus in major cities. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and San Francisco Mayor London Breed will join The Washington Post Live on Thursday, April 23 at 2:15 p.m. ET for back-to-back interviews with Washington Post National Political Reporter Robert Costa.

Leading the Fight Against Climate Change

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, The Washington Post presents two statesmen, one from each political party, working together to help save the planet. Former Secretary of State John Kerry and former Ohio Governor John Kasich talk about their partnership through Kerry’s latest effort, called World War Zero, and why the coronavirus accelerates the need for action by lawmakers, business leaders and private citizens.

Leadership During Crisis: A Conversation with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker

They are leaders in America’s heartland, battling the global pandemic. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is facing massive demonstrations against her stay-at-home executive order. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is at odds with the federal government, saying he has given up on help from the Trump administration. Watch Governors Whitmer and Pritzker on Tuesday, April 21 at 12:35 p.m. in conversation with Washington Post National political reporter Robert Costa.

Confronting COVID-19

As the nation grapples with the unprecedented coronavirus crisis, access to reliable data about the spread of the virus and its impact on the economy is vital. Hear from a member of the White House Task Force and a top US business leader.
April 13, 2020

Leadership During Crisis: A Conversation with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

Ohio Republican Governor Mike DeWine imposed sweeping measures days before a single case of COVID-19 had been reported in his state. Ohio has since seen a significant flattening of the curve. The Washington Post Live welcomed DeWine on April 13 in conversation with Washington Post National political reporter Robert Costa, as part of the series, “Coronavirus: Leadership During Crisis”.
Feb. 26, 2020

Working Families

On Feb. 26, The Washington Post brought together key government officials, academics and advocates for an in-depth look at the plight of working families and low-income workers in the United States. Discussions included such topics as the rising cost of health care, the gender wage gap, the debate over raising the minimum wage, and what government, businesses and nonprofits are doing to address the issues facing working families.
Feb. 7, 2020

Homeland

Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actress Claire Danes and the "Homeland" creative team including co-creators and executive producers Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, and director/ executive producer Lesli Linka Glatter, came to The Washington Post on Feb. 7 for a rare in-depth conversation moderated by Robert Costa.
Feb. 6, 2020

The Power of Play: Video Games and Esports

Video games have become a catalyst for non-profit fundraising, a refuge for disabled communities, platforms for protest and forums for global conflict resolution.
On Feb. 6, The Washington Post sat down with video game experts, creators and players to explore this rapidly evolving world.
Jan. 24, 2020

A Very Stable Genius: A Conversation with Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker

On Jan. 24, The Washington Post’s White House Bureau Chief Philip Rucker and National Investigative Reporter Carol Leonnig sat down with The Washington Post Live to discuss their new book, "A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America."
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