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A Conversation with Adm. William H. McRaven

Retired Navy Adm. William H. McRaven has written a new book called, “The Hero Code: Lessons Learned from Lives Well Lived.” McRaven knows about heroic deeds, having directed the 2011 U.S. Joint Special Operations Command mission that killed terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, and overseeing the team that rescued Captain Richard Phillips, whose ship was captured by Somali pirates in 2009. Now the best-selling author is focusing on everyday heroes he’s met in his travels, from the armed services to hospital ERs, to college classrooms. Join Washington Post columnist David Ignatius on Wednesday, April 14 at 11:00am ET.
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Diversity in the Workplace: The New Multigenerational Workforce with Fran Katsoudas & Lindsey Pollak

Studies show multigenerational teams do a better job developing talent and companies that support age diversity are more profitable. On Wednesday, April 14 at 1:00pm ET, Fran Katsoudas, EVP and chief people, policy and purpose officer of Cisco, and Lindsey Pollak, career expert and author, join Washington Post Live to explore the benefits of a workforce that spans across generations and the innovations that are helping organizations retain and train valuable employees as we move further into the digital age.
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Oscar® Spotlight: “Collective”

The Academy Award®-nominated documentary film "Collective” revolves around a group of investigative journalists at a Romanian newspaper as they work to uncover public health-care fraud, corruption and mismanagement. Join Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday in conversation with the film’s director Alexander Nanau and investigative journalist Cătălin Tolontan on Wednesday, April 14 at 3:00pm ET.
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Race in America: Corporate Leadership with PwC U.S. Chair & Senior Partner Tim Ryan

PwC U.S. chair and senior partner Tim Ryan has been at the forefront of his company’s efforts to promote diversity and inclusion. In 2017, he worked with a small group of executives to launch CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion. Nearly 2,000 CEOs have since signed up. On Thursday, April 15 at 12:00pm ET, Ryan joins Washington Post opinions writer Jonathan Capehart to discuss the organization’s efforts, recent statement on the protection of voting rights, and corporate America’s role in addressing systemic racism.
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A Conversation with Karen Tumulty, Author of “The Triumph of Nancy Reagan”

Washington Post opinions columnist Karen Tumulty's new book, “The Triumph of Nancy Reagan,” chronicles the first lady who shaped one of the most consequential presidencies of the 20th century. Join Washington Post opinions editor-at-large Michael Duffy in conversation with Tumulty on Thursday, April 15 at 3:00pm ET.
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First Look with The Post’s Jonathan Capehart, Megan McArdle & Catherine Rampell

Washington Post Live’s “First Look” offers a smart, inside take on the day’s politics. Jonathan Capehart will host a reporter debrief followed by a roundtable discussion with Washington Post opinions columnists Megan McArdle and Catherine Rampell. Tune in for news and analysis you can’t get anywhere else on Friday, April 16 at 9:00am ET.
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117th Congress: Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)

Sen. Roy Blunt (Mo.) is the fourth-highest ranking Republican in the Senate and has been part of Congressional leadership for most of the past two decades. Jacqueline Alemany, author of the “Power Up” newsletter, interviews Blunt on Friday, April 16 at 12:00pm ET, about why he wants President Biden to slash two-thirds of his infrastructure bill, Capitol Hill security and his decision not to seek reelection.
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A Conversation with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

* This program has been postponed. Check back for updates. * Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) is focused on getting more people vaccinated and working towards returning to normalcy despite another surge of COVID-19 cases. Whitmer is also combating a slate of 39 election reform bills proposed by Michigan Republicans that follow in the footsteps of Georgia’s voting restrictions. Opinions writer Jonathan Capehart talks one-on-one with Whitmer about COVID-19, voting rights, water infrastructure projects and more.
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Life After Vaccines: Future of Schools with City School District of Albany Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams & Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Senior Scholar Jennifer Nuzzo

As millions of Americans get vaccinated against the coronavirus, a post-COVID-19 world is beginning to take shape. CDC guidelines prioritize vaccines for teachers, though COVID-19 immunizations will not be required to resume in-person learning. What are the implications? On Wednesday, April 21 at 1:30pm ET, Washington Post Live will host a discussion about what life will look like when school is fully back in session. School administrators, teachers and health experts weigh in on how schools across the country are preparing for in-classroom learning with coronavirus prevention and mitigation protocols in place.
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Coronavirus: Vaccines & Variants with Céline Gounder, MD & Julie Morita, MD

The number of coronavirus infections is rising again in multiple states even as vaccines become more available. There also continue to be concerns about the spread of variants and the reluctance among some Americans to get vaccinated. On Tuesday, April 13 at 11:00am ET, Julie Morita, executive vice president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Céline Gounder, clinical assistant professor of medicine and infectious diseases at New York University and CEO of Just Human Productions, join Washington Post health policy reporter Paige Winfield Cunningham to discuss where we are in the pandemic from vaccines to variants and the path forward.
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117th Congress: Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.)

Florida Sen. Rick Scott is the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). With a 50-50 tie in the Senate, Scott is leading the charge to flip the Senate in 2022 and take back the White House in 2024. Scott will discuss the future of the Republican Party, calls from GOP lawmakers to boycott corporations that have been critical of Georgia’s new voting laws, and the Biden administration’s immigration policies and the surge of migrants at the border. Join Washington Post Power Up anchor Jacqueline Alemany on Tuesday, April 13 at 9:00am ET.
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The Path Forward: Food Insecurity with Chobani Founder & CEO Hamdi Ulukaya

Hamdi Ulukaya is founder and CEO of Chobani, a brand known for its Greek yogurt, oat milks and other products, as well as its commitment to improving the lives of its employees and communities. With estimates showing more than 54 million Americans could become food insecure because of the pandemic, Ulukaya is highlighting the need to provide healthy meals for the more than 30 million children who rely on free and reduced-price meals at school.
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The Path Forward: Modernizing the U.S. Army with Army Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville

Gen. James C. McConville, the chief of staff of the U.S. Army, is working to transform the service with the speed, range and convergence of cutting-edge technologies needed for future decision dominance and overmatch required to win the next fight. As the U.S. develops its strategy to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, the Army is also redefining its role in deterring aggression around the world in this era of great power competition. Washington Post columnist David Ignatius talks with McConville about modernization efforts and other top priorities on Monday, April 12 at 12:00pm ET.
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A Conversation with Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform

Grover Norquist is the founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform. Norquist, an advocate for lower, simpler taxes, is an outspoken cost critic of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. Norquist joins Washington Post Live to discuss President Biden’s proposed tax increases and his more than $2 trillion infrastructure plan as the national debt nears $29 trillion. Norquist spoke with Washington Post Power Up author Jacqueline Alemany on Friday, April 9 at 1:00pm ET.
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Coronavirus: Vaccine Hesitancy with National League of Cities CEO & Executive Director Clarence Anthony & YMCA of the USA President & CEO Kevin Washington

National League of Cities CEO Clarence Anthony and YMCA president Kevin Washington have joined other Black executives in launching a nation-wide vaccine equity and education initiative aimed at the Black community. On Friday, April 9 at 11:00am ET, Anthony and Washington join Washington Post Live to discuss the history of medical distrust among Black Americans and how this initiative is dispelling misconceptions about the COVID-19 vaccine.
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First Look with The Post’s Jonathan Capehart, Dan Balz, Donna F. Edwards & George Will

Washington Post Live’s “First Look” offers a smart, inside take on the day’s politics. Jonathan Capehart will host a reporter debrief with chief political correspondent Dan Balz followed by a roundtable discussion with Washington Post contributing columnist Donna F. Edwards and opinions columnist George Will.
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“Children Under Fire: An American Crisis” with Peter Ambler, Gabby Giffords & Greg Gregory

In his new book, “Children Under Fire: An American Crisis,” Washington Post reporter John Woodrow Cox highlights the psychological toll that gun violence has on children. On Thursday, April 8 at 3:00pm ET, Cox will host a discussion with former U.S. congresswoman Gabby Giffords, executive director of Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence Peter Ambler and former South Carolina state senator Greg Gregory about what’s being done to protect children physically and emotionally from the epidemic of gun violence in the United States.
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Race in America: Allyship with NAACP LDF President & Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill & AAJC President John C. Yang

Nationwide rallies have brought communities together to denounce the rise in anti-Asian racism after the killing of six Asian women in Atlanta. On Thursday, April 8 at 12:00pm ET, John C. Yang, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), and Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF), join national reporter Michelle Ye Hee Lee to talk about the long roots of allyship across communities in fighting systemic racism and the work of their organizations.
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NEC Deputy Director Bharat Ramamurti

President Biden’s proposed $2 trillion infrastructure plan would provide billions in funding for job creation, roads and bridges, clean energy, affordable housing, high-speed internet, the care economy and more. White House National Economic Council deputy director Bharat Ramamurti joins opinions writer Jonathan Capehart to discuss how the Biden administration plans to build infrastructure for the 21st century, pay for the ambitious eight-year plan and pass it through Congress to ignite the post-pandemic economy. Join Washington Post Live on Thursday, April 8 at 10:00am ET.
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