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Coronavirus: Vaccines & Variants with Vin Gupta, MD, and Peter Hotez, MD, PhD

Twenty percent of U.S. adults say they will not get a vaccine to protect against the coronavirus. This comes as the White House ramps up its vaccine rollout goals and the FDA prepares to authorize expanding the Pfizer vaccine to more children. Critical care pulmonologist Vin Gupta, MD and Baylor College of Medicine dean Peter Hotez, MD, PhD join Washington Post Live to discuss where we are in the pandemic from vaccines to variants as global virus cases reach alarming heights and doctors combat vaccine hesitancy here at home.
Upcoming Programs

A Conversation with Oliver Stone

Oscar-winning director and screenwriter Oliver Stone joins Washington Post chief film critic Ann Hornaday on Tuesday, May 11 at 2:30pm ET to talk about his ambitious and often controversial movies such as “Platoon,” “Wall Street,” “Born on the Fourth of July” and “JFK,” as well as a new memoir about his complicated childhood, his time in combat in Vietnam and his remarkably successful career in filmmaking.
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The Path Forward: Museums with Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Lonnie G. Bunch III & Director of the National Museum of American History Anthea M. Hartig

During the coronavirus pandemic the Smithsonian and other museums across the nation found ways to reach their visitors through digital programming. As museums reopen to the public, they face several challenges including safety measures, reduced schedules and new programming expectations from audiences. Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian, and Anthea M. Hartig, director of the National Museum of American History, join Washington Post Live on Wednesday, May 12 at 11:00am ET to discuss those challenges and new revenue models to reach guests in innovative, impactful ways.
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A Conversation with Carly Fiorina

Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina called on fellow Republicans to remove former president Donald Trump from the party after the January 6 riots at the Capitol. The debate over the direction of the party is causing a rift in House Republican leadership. Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett Packard, talks with congressional reporter and author of the “Power Up” newsletter Jacqueline Alemany, about the leadership of the Republican Party, the role of women and what Republican voters want from their elected officials. Join Washington Post Live on Thursday, May 13 at 10:00am ET.
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Transformers: Recovery with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Thomas R. Carper (D-Del.) and SEPA President and CEO Julia Hamm

One of the few things policymakers in Washington agree on is that America needs a major upgrade in its vast infrastructure. That agreement morphs into fierce debate when the topic turns to what needs are most pressing, and how much capital should be thrown at these projects. Join the discussion at 1:00pm ET on Thursday, May 13, when Washington Post Live gathers U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Chairman Thomas R. Carper (D-Del.) and Julia Hamm, the president & CEO of Smart Electric Power Alliance to hear how this could trigger an economic boom, innovative ways to secure the power grid, and how to safely and efficiently transform America’s infrastructure.
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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. Tune in for news and analysis you can’t get anywhere else on Friday, May 14 at 9:00am ET.
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The Path Forward: The Economy with Patrick T. Harker, President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Patrick T. Harker is president & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia helping to set U.S. monetary policy. Washington Post economics correspondent Heather Long will address with Harker the debate over increasing interest rates to keep the post-COVID-19 economy from overheating, and investing in education and skill programs to prepare workers without college degrees for higher-paying jobs. Join Washington Post Live on Friday, May 14 at 12:00pm ET.
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Race in America: Sonal Shah & Jerry Yang

The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) is a new group to strengthen advocacy, power and representation for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. On Friday, May 14 at 2:00pm ET, Washington Post race and economics reporter Tracy Jan speaks with Sonal Shah, TAAF president and former deputy assistant to the president for president Barack Obama, and Jerry Yang, TAAF founding board member and Yahoo co-founder, about the goals of the new organization and their personal reflections as we mark Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
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Past Programs

Race in America: Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii)

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) led the push for the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act that recently passed the Senate with bipartisan support. The bill is aimed at addressing a surge in attacks on Asian Americans amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, May 7 at 1:00pm ET, Hirono joins Washington Post reporter David Nakamura to discuss the legislation and personal reflections from her new memoir, “Heart of Fire: An Immigrant Daughter's Story.” Hirono will be the first in a series of conversations on Washington Post Live to mark Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May.
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First Look with The Post’s Jonathan Capehart, Jacqueline Alemany, Donna F. Edwards & Hugh Hewitt

Washington Post Live’s “First Look” offers a smart, inside take on the day’s politics. Jonathan Capehart will host a reporter debrief with “Power Up” anchor Jacqueline Alemany 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, May 7 at 9:00am ET.
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“The Crime of the Century”: A Conversation with Alex Gibney, Scott Higham & Sari Horwitz

“The Crime of the Century”, a new two-part HBO documentary based in part on The Washington Post’s reporting and premiering May 10 examines the role of major drug companies, political operatives and government regulations in enabling the nation’s opioid crisis. Join award-winning director Alex Gibney and Washington Post investigative reporters Scott Higham and Sari Horwitz for a discussion you won’t hear anywhere else about the origins, extent, and fallout of one of the most devastating public health tragedies in our country. Watch the conversation live on Thursday, May 6 at 3:00pm ET.
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The Path Forward: Digital Innovation with IBM Chairman & CEO Arvind Krishna

Arvind Krishna took over as chief executive officer of IBM last year as the coronavirus pandemic was taking hold around the world. Krishna, who joined the company in 1990, has expanded its footprint in the cloud, artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain technology. He recently predicted the majority of IBM’s employees could stay in hybrid roles indefinitely. On Thursday, May 6 at 1:00pm ET, Krishna joins Washington Post Live to discuss the company’s latest innovations, the challenges to America’s technological leadership and the future of work.
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Leadership During Crisis: D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser has presided over the nation’s capital during a global pandemic that shut down much of the city, a massive economic downturn, racial unrest and an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Join Washington Post Live on Thursday, May 6 at 11:00am ET, when we talk with Bowser about her plans to reopen the city, the progress being made getting D.C. residents vaccinated and the status of the push for D.C. statehood.
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117th Congress: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) ran for president as a champion for working families and the middle class and pushes corporations and politicians alike on progressive issues. Warren joins Washington Post Live to discuss her memoir, “Persist,” as well as her top legislative priorities following President Biden’s joint session speech. Join "Power Up” author Jacqueline Alemany on Thursday, May 6 at 9:30am ET.
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The Path Forward: Diversity in the C-Suite with Mastercard Executive Vice Chair Ann Cairns

She’s blazed a trail at Mastercard for the decade that she’s been there, and has broadened her message of inclusion and gender diversity to the entire business world. Join Washington Post Live for an in-depth conversation with the executive vice chair of Mastercard, Ann Cairns, which will highlight her role in advocating for women in senior leadership positions, as well as the critical role she plays as Mastercard’s ambassador to the rest of the world. This conversation is in partnership with PowerToFly, part of Diversity Reboot 2021. Join Washington Post Live on Wednesday, May 5 at 12:00pm ET.
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117th Congress: House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.)

He is serving his 20th term in the House of Representatives, and has been the second-ranking House Democrat for almost two decades. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) is playing a critical role in helping President Biden’s progressive agenda make its way through Congress. The Majority Leader joined Washington Post Live to discuss immigration reform, the infrastructure bill and his legislative goals for 2021.
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Diabetes in America with Aaron Neinstein, MD, Rita Rastogi Kalyani, MD, MHS & Jennifer Raymond, MD, MCR

One in ten Americans has diabetes. It’s a public health emergency that has only grown more urgent during the pandemic as the medical community works to understand the link between COVID-19 and new diabetes cases. While game-changing technology is being deployed against the disease, many Americans lack access to these innovations or even more basic treatment options. On Tuesday, May 4 at 12:00pm ET, medical experts will explore the state of diabetes care in America, the little-understood link between the COVID-19 virus and diabetes, the high cost of insulin, and the most promising solutions for getting diabetes treatment to all those who need it. Join Aaron Neinstein, MD, associate professor of medicine and director of the Center for Digital Health Innovation at UCSF, Rita Rastogi Kalyani, MD, MHS, editor in chief of the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide, and Jennifer Raymond, MD, MCR, division chief for the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
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117th Congress: Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.)

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joined Washington Post technology policy reporter Cat Zakrzewski to discuss his new book, "The Tyranny of Big Tech,” his plan to break up tech companies and the Republican Party in the post-Trump era.
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A Conversation with Jane Harman

Jane Harman is a former nine-term Democratic congresswoman from California who served as ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee after 9/11 and recently completed a decade at the nonpartisan Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars. She joins Washington Post columnist David Ignatius to discuss her new book, “Insanity Defense: Why Our Failure to Confront Hard National Security Problems Makes Us Less Safe.” Harnessing her experience at the nexus of security and public policy issues, Harman addresses the reforms she says could help rebuild American leadership and bipartisanship. Join Washington Post Live on Monday, May 3 at 3:00pm ET.
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The Path Forward: Space Force with Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond

Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond is the first chief of space operations of the U.S. Space Force (USSF), the 6th independent military service branch. Gen. Raymond talked to Washington Post columnist David Ignatius about the biggest threats to the nation in space since the USSF was established in 2019.
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First 100 Days with House Majority Whip Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.)

Rep. James E. Clyburn’s endorsement of Joe Biden days before the South Carolina primary last year paved the way for the president’s victory, earning him the moniker “Kingmaker” in Democratic circles. The Majority Whip (D-S.C.) joins Washington Post Live, on Friday, April 30 at 12:00pm ET to discuss police reform legislation, race relations in America and President Biden’s first 100 days.
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First Look with The Post’s Jonathan Capehart, Annie Linskey, Ruth Marcus & George Will

Washington Post Live’s “First Look” offers a smart, inside take on the day’s politics. Jonathan Capehart hosts a reporter debrief with White House reporter Annie Linskey followed by a roundtable discussion with Washington Post deputy editorial page editor Ruth Marcus and opinions columnist George Will.
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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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A Conversation with Cindy McCain

Cindy McCain worked alongside her husband, the late Republican Sen. John McCain, during his nearly 40 years in public service. The senator died of brain cancer in 2018, and she details their journey together in a new memoir called, "Stronger: Courage, Hope & Humor in My Life with John McCain.” At the McCain Institute for International Leadership, she focuses on combating human trafficking and violent extremism, protecting human rights and fostering character-driven leadership around the world. McCain caused a stir within the Republican Party when she endorsed longtime family friend Joe Biden for president, and was even censured by the Arizona GOP for doing so. Washington Post opinions columnist Karen Tumulty talked one-on-one with McCain about her debut memoir and new role as political power player.
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What’s Next: Retail with Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Founder Jeni Britton Bauer, District of Clothing Founder Dionna Dorsey & Casper CEO Philip Krim

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, District of Clothing founder Dionna Dorsey and Casper co-founder and CEO Philip Krim on Thursday, April 29 at 11:00am ET.
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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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Race in America: Giving Voice with Jon Batiste

Jon Batiste is a musician, activist and bandleader of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” He is part of the trio who won an Oscar for the score of the animated film, “Soul.” On Tuesday, April 27 at 5:00pm ET, Batiste joins Washington Post senior critic-at-large Robin Givhan to discuss his win, his new album, “We Are,” and why he took his music to the streets of New York during the nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd last year.
  • Apr 27

117th Congress: Sen. Todd C. Young (R-Ind.)

As the global race for technology increasingly raises concerns around national security, Indiana Republican Sen. Todd C. Young has teamed up with Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) to introduce the Endless Frontier Act, a bipartisan effort to preserve America’s global leadership by making bold investments in the research, development and manufacturing of critical technology. Young sits down with “Power Up” author Jacqueline Alemany to discuss the legislation as well as his take on the future of the Republican Party. Join Washington Post Live on Tuesday, April 27 at 9:15am ET.
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