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First Look with The Post’s Jonathan Capehart, Donna F. Edwards, Hugh Hewitt & Toluse Olorunnipa

Washington Post Live’s “First Look” offers a smart, inside take on the day’s politics. Jonathan Capehart will host a reporter debrief with political investigations reporter Toluse Olorunnipa followed by a roundtable discussion with Washington Post contributing columnists Donna F. Edwards and Hugh Hewitt. Tune in for news and analysis you can’t get anywhere else on Friday, April 23 at 9:00am ET.
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Race in America: Giving Voice with Jon Batiste

Jon Batiste is a musician, activist and bandleader of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” During the nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd last year, Batiste took his music to the streets of New York performing songs like “We Shall Overcome.” On Tuesday, April 27 at 5:00pm ET, Batiste joins Washington Post Live to discuss his new album, "We Are," his Oscar-nominated score for the animated film "Soul," and where we are in the nation’s reckoning over race.
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Opportunity in Crisis: Reimagining Business Resiliency with Mastercard Executive Chairman Ajay Banga

From the coronavirus pandemic, to the nationwide protests over racial injustice, to extreme weather calamities across the country, the past year has produced sweeping and interconnected crises. In a new series, “Opportunity in Crisis,” Washington Post Live will convene top leaders to discuss what it will take to build a more resilient, sustainable and equitable future. In the series’ second conversation on Wednesday, April 28 at 11:00am ET, hear from Mastercard executive chairman Ajay Banga about how companies can adapt and find opportunity in the path forward.
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What’s Next: Retail with Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Founder Jeni Britton Bauer & District of Clothing Founder Dionna Dorsey

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically accelerated the digital transformation already underway in retail. Online sales surged during social distancing restrictions for clothes, groceries and other items. Gen Z and millennials are also reshaping consumer trends and preferences. Washington Post Live will convene industry leaders to discuss how retailers are reimagining their stores and digital experiences, what changes could endure beyond the pandemic, and what the next generation of consumers will be looking for in their shopping experience. Join founder of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Jeni Britton Bauer and District of Clothing founder Dionna Dorsey on Thursday, April 29 at 11:00am ET.
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The Path Forward: Air Travel with United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby

Scott Kirby is the chief executive officer of United Airlines. As passengers return to the sky, Kirby joins Washington Post columnist David Ignatius to share how airlines are innovating and ramping up capacity while keeping safety as the top priority. Join Washington Post Live on Thursday, April 29 at 2:00pm ET.
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Protecting Our Planet: Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson is Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, and the former Environmental Protection Agency administrator under former president Barack Obama. Apple will become carbon neutral for its supply chain and products by 2030, working with its global partners and suppliers to move to 100 percent renewable energy. They recently announced a $200 million first-of-its-kind fund to support climate-smart forestry investments. Jackson joins Washington Post opinions columnist Jonathan Capehart Thursday, April 22 at 4:30pm ET to discuss the importance of transparency, corporate social responsibility and Apple’s commitment to fight climate change by working to make every device sold by Apple have net zero climate impact by 2030.
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The Path Forward: Al Gore on Climate and the Economy

Former vice president Al Gore has been sounding the alarm about the global climate crisis for decades. Elected in 1976 to the House of Representatives, Gore held some of the first congressional hearings on the subject. He continued the fight throughout his political career and beyond, becoming a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work to inform the world about the dangers posed by climate change. This Earth Day he discusses several topics, including how to fight disinformation with science, the importance of cutting global emissions and investing in clean energy. Join Washington Post opinions writer Jonathan Capehart on Thursday, April 22 at 3:30pm ET.
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The Path Forward: Employee Mental Health with SAP North America President DJ Paoni

DJ Paoni is president of SAP North America, a global enterprise software company whose tools help businesses of all sizes streamline their operations and improve customer relations. Highlighted by the challenges of COVID-19, Paoni announced SAP’s first-ever Global Mental Health Day, giving all employees a mandatory day off to help them recharge and balance priorities. Paoni, who believes safe and supported employees protect the bottom line, joins Washington Post columnist David Ignatius to discuss the importance of prioritizing employee health and the future of work. Join Washington Post Live on Thursday, April 22 at 2:00pm ET.
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The Path Forward: Safeguarding Global Innovation with Keith J. Krach & Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal

With 5G technology and quantum computing to artificial intelligence and energy infrastructure, how can the United States embrace the latest global technologies while safeguarding our national security? Veteran Silicon Valley CEO and former undersecretary of state Keith J. Krach and retired four-star Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, former U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) commander, join Washington Post columnist David Ignatius to explore how the U.S. and its strategic partners can build a global cyber-trust network to protect the innovation of tomorrow. Join Washington Post Live on Thursday, April 22 at 11:00am ET.
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Life After Vaccines: Future of Schools with Superintendents Kaweeda G. Adams & Grant Rivera and Academics Jennifer Nuzzo & Emily Oster

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. Join City School District of Albany superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams, Marietta City Schools superintendent Grant Rivera, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security senior scholar Jennifer Nuzzo and Brown University professor of economics Emily Oster for this discussion.
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117th Congress: Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Tex.)

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Tex.) is serving his ninth term in Congress and is the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Jacqueline Alemany, author of the “Power Up” newsletter, interviews McCaul on Wednesday, April 21 at 11:30am ET, about his views on the timetable for U.S. troops to leave Afghanistan, the relationship with China and the Biden administration’s domestic agenda.
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Protecting Our Planet: John Kerry

U.S. special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry says no one nation can solve the climate crisis by itself. The former secretary of state is an advocate of personal diplomacy and is touring Asia ahead of a two-day climate summit hosted by the United States. Kerry is meeting with foreign officials in pursuit of consensus-building around climate change. Kerry joined Washington Post opinions writer Jonathan Capehart to discuss the importance of setting ambitious goals to cut global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and how the U.S. plans to lead by example.
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Protecting Our Planet: Henry M. Paulson Jr.

Henry M. Paulson Jr., former U.S. treasury secretary and Goldman Sachs CEO, is chairman of the Paulson Institute and the executive chairman of the global fund, TPG Rise Climate. On Tuesday, April 20 at 2:30pm ET, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius speaks with Paulson about the role of business in addressing climate change, the implications for the economy, and the U.S.-China relationship ahead of the Biden administration’s Earth Day summit of global leaders.
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A Conversation with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

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. Join Washington Post Live on Tuesday, April 20 at 1:20pm ET.
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World Press Freedom with Mojo Founder & Editor Barkha Dutt, Rappler Co-Founder & CEO Maria Ressa & PBS NewsHour Anchor Judy Woodruff

Each year, Reporters Without Borders reveals the World Press Freedom Index, an annual review of 180 countries and their relationship with the media. On Tuesday, April 20, Washington Post Live, in partnership with Reporters Without Borders (RSF), will feature PBS NewsHour Anchor Judy Woodruff and leading international journalists Maria Ressa and Barkha Dutt for conversations about this year’s findings, the challenges of the modern information landscape, and the critical role of the news industry in chronicling the global coronavirus pandemic and protests for racial justice. RSF, the world’s largest non-governmental organization specializing in the defense of media freedom, is a partner of The Washington Post Press Freedom Partnership.
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