“Here, Right Matters: An American Story” with Author Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman (U.S. Army, Ret.)

Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman (Ret.) is an Army veteran and former director for European Affairs at the National Security Council under former president Donald Trump. Vindman was on President Trump’s fateful phone call to Ukraine’s President Zelensky at the center of the impeachment inquiry, making him a key witness in the impeachment trial. Vindman joins Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty to share his story from inside the Trump administration, penned in his new memoir, “Here, Right Matters: An American Story.” Join Washington Post Live on Thursday, Aug. 5 at 12:00pm ET.
Upcoming Programs

The Path Forward: The Future of Money with Visa CEO Al Kelly

COVID-19 disrupted the payment ecosystem. The explosive growth of e-commerce during the pandemic accelerated the move away from cash and toward the use of digital platforms for monetary transactions. Join Washington Post Live on Thursday, Aug. 5 at 2:00pm ET in conversation with Visa CEO Al Kelly as he discusses existing trends that were amplified as a result of the pandemic, as well as the new developments that are reshaping financial technology.
  • Thursday, August 05 at 2:00 PM EDT

“UFO” A Conversation with Mark Monroe & Greg Eghigian, PhD

With recent reports that the Pentagon is taking sightings of UFOs seriously making headlines, a new docuseries called "UFO" is premiering on Showtime. Join Washington Post Live to hear from Mark Monroe, one of the series’ directors, and Greg Eghigian, a Pennsylvania State University history professor and one of the experts featured in the series, as they explore the phenomenon of unidentified flying objects, examine why the U.S. government often prefers to keep some information secret and learn what we currently know about UFOs. Join the conversation on Thursday, August 5 at 4:00pm ET.
  • Thursday, August 05 at 4:00 PM EDT

First Look with The Post’s Jonathan Capehart, Anne Gearan, Eugene Robinson & Jennifer Rubin

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 columnists. Tune in for news and analysis you can’t get anywhere else on Friday, August 6 at 9:00am ET.
  • Friday, August 06 at 9:00 AM EDT

Future of the Evangelical Movement with Russell Moore, PhD

Evangelical Christians represent the largest religious group in America. Their votes and endorsements are coveted by both political parties, and leaders of the movement continue to impact the national discourse. But as the COVID-19 rages on in the U.S., nearly one-quarter of White evangelicals are refusing to get vaccinated, fueling a pandemic of vaccine skepticism that health experts worry could lead to a dangerous fourth surge. Renowned theologian Russell Moore joins Washington Post senior writer Frances Stead Sellers for a conversation focused on the future of the Evangelical movement in the U.S., its outsized influence in American politics and efforts to combat vaccine hesitancy in the Bible belt. Join the conversation on Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 11:30am ET.
  • Tuesday, August 10 at 11:30 AM EDT

Protecting Public Safety with Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael S. Harrison

Baltimore recently announced an expansive five-year violence reduction plan. The city has recorded over 190 homicides so far this year, compared to 183 in the same period last year. On Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 10:00am ET, Washington Post criminal justice reporter Tom Jackman speaks with Baltimore police commissioner Michael S. Harrison about the plan, building community trust and the role of policing.
  • Wednesday, August 11 at 10:00 AM EDT

The Path Forward: The Restaurant Industry with Brian Niccol, Chipotle Mexican Grill Chair & CEO

At a time when many restaurants have scaled back or closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Chipotle has experienced soaring growth. The company is also employing new incentives to compete for workers. Join Washington Post Live on Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 11:30am ET for a conversation with Chipotle Chair and CEO Brian Niccol about the path forward for restaurants and the state of the labor market.
  • Wednesday, August 11 at 11:30 AM EDT

Race in America: Giving Voice with Sylvia Waters & Jamila Wignot

The history of legendary choreographer Alvin Ailey is captured in the new documentary, “Ailey.” On Thursday, Aug. 12 at 12:00pm ET, senior critic-at-large Robin Givhan explores Ailey’s legacy of telling the Black American story through dance with director Jamila Wignot and Sylvia Waters, one of his former principal dancers.
  • Thursday, August 12 at 12:00 PM EDT
Past Programs

The Future of Cuba with Gloria & Emilio Estefan

After six decades of communist rule, widespread demonstrations have swept Cuba, triggered by the government’s handling of price inflation and the COVID-19 pandemic. At question is the role of the United States as the Biden administration imposed sanctions to support the calls for reform. On Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 4:00pm ET, Cuban American entertainers and activists Gloria and Emilio Estefan join Washington Post Live to talk about their recent meeting with the Biden administration and where this moment fits in the country’s history.
  • 19 hours ago

The Path Forward: Digital Innovation with Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger

As the global economy continues its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the worldwide shortage of computer chips continues to be a looming challenge for the automobile industry and other sectors. On Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 1:30pm ET, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger joins technology policy reporter Cat Zakrzewski to address the future of the semiconductor industry, the digital acceleration during the pandemic and how America can maintain its technological leadership.
  • 22 hours ago

The Path Forward: The U.S. Economy with James Bullard, President & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

James Bullard is the president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. With the delta variant and inflation on the rise, the economic recovery has hit a bumpy patch as concerns about masks and vaccines return to the forefront. Bullard, who leads one of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks, sits down with Washington Post economics correspondent Heather Long to discuss the Fed’s economic solutions and efforts to ease Americans’ concerns. Join Washington Post Live on Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 9:00am ET.
  • 1 day ago

Coronavirus: Vaccines & Variants with Former U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD

New recommendations from the CDC on when vaccinated Americans should wear face masks marks a new chapter in the nation's fight against COVID-19. With the delta variant spreading rapidly and clear data lacking on breakthrough infections among the vaccinated, health officials are implementing mitigation efforts to prevent a fourth surge of the virus. Former U.S. surgeon general Jerome Adams joins Washington Post Live for a conversation focused on where we are in the pandemic – from vaccines to variants and what the path forward looks like for the U.S. at this critical moment. Join the conversation on Tuesday, August 3 at 2:00pm ET.
  • 1 day ago

Protecting Public Safety with Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul

Concern over crime has reached the highest level in four years amid a rise in homicides and violent crime in major cities, according to a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll. On Monday, Aug. 2 at 1:30pm ET, Washington Post criminal justice reporter Tom Jackman will speak with Baton Rouge police chief Murphy Paul about how his department has responded, his recent meeting with the Biden administration and lessons from the nationwide reckoning over policing.
  • 2 days ago

Coronavirus: Vaccines & Variants with Rachel L. Levine, MD

Coronavirus cases are again surging as the more transmissible delta variant spreads in unvaccinated communities and poses new challenges for the country’s health system. On Friday, July 30 at 11:00am ET, Rachel L. Levine, MD, the assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services, joins Washington Post Live to address her agency’s efforts to increase vaccinations among Americans of all ages and other health issues facing the country, including life expectancy in the U.S. dropping to its lowest level in almost two decades.
  • 6 days ago

First Look with The Post’s Michael Duffy, Dan Balz, Ruth Marcus & Charles Lane

Washington Post Live’s “First Look” offers a smart, inside take on the day’s politics. Michael Duffy, sitting in for Jonathan Capehart, will host a reporter debrief followed by a roundtable discussion with Washington Post columnists. Tune in for news and analysis you can’t get anywhere else on Friday, July 30 at 9:00am ET.
  • 6 days ago

Securing Cyberspace with Chris Krebs, Former Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

There is increased concern about the rise in ransomware attacks and growing misinformation campaigns. Join Washington Post Live on Thursday, July 29 at 3:30pm ET when Chris Krebs, former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, discusses today's overall cyber landscape with national security reporter Ellen Nakashima.
  • 6 days ago

Chasing Cancer with Otis Brawley, MD & Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD

The consequences of the novel coronavirus were a huge challenge for people living with cancer - from delayed screenings that led to advanced disease to concerns about being exposed to the virus during critical treatments. As we get back to in-person care, Washington Post Live will bring together leading oncologists, researchers and patients to discuss the impact of the novel coronavirus on cancer, lessons learned and how the vaccine has not protected some immunocompromised patients as hoped. We'll look at whether the technology harnessed during the pandemic - from artificial intelligence to gene editing to CAR T-cell therapy has the potential to transform cancer care. Join the conversation on Wednesday, July 28.
  • Jul 28

Race in America: Health Disparities with Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.)

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Latinos have been among the communities hit hardest from numbers of infection to death rates to the economic toll. On Tuesday, July 27 at 1:30pm ET, Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.), who chairs the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and is a trained emergency room physician, joins congressional reporter Marianna Sotomayor to discuss long-standing barriers to health care in the Latino community and his recent legislation to address the physician shortage in underserved and rural areas.
  • Jul 27

‘Lifelines: A Doctors Journey in the Fight for Public Health’ with Author Leana Wen, MD

"Lifelines: A Doctor's Journey in the Fight for Public Health" is a new book by emergency physician and George Washington University medical professor Leana Wen, chronicling her inspiring story – from immigrating to the U.S. as a young child to becoming Baltimore's health commissioner, where she spearheaded programs to combat the opioid epidemic, reduce maternal and infant mortality and treat violence and racism as public health issues. Wen, who is known as one of the most recognizable and well-respected medical experts in the country, returns to Washington Post Live on Tuesday, July 27 at 11:00am ET to talk with health policy reporter Paige Winfield Cunningham about her new book and vision for public health at this critical time in our nation's health history.
  • Jul 27

The Path Forward: Transportation & Innovation with JoeBen Bevirt & Reid Hoffman

After more than a decade of stealth development, Joby Aviation says it is preparing to launch their first fleet of electric flying taxis by 2024.The aerial ride-sharing service will soon go public in a merger with a special-purpose acquisition company created by LinkedIn’s co-founder Reid Hoffman. On Monday, July 26 at 3:30pm ET, Joby Aviation founder and CEO JoeBen Bevirt and internet entrepreneur Reid Hoffman join Washington Post Live to discuss how they hope to shape the future of transportation.
  • Jul 26

Race in America: Giving Voice with Zakiya Dalila Harris, Author of “The Other Black Girl”

Zakiya Dalila Harris has made a splash with her debut novel, “The Other Black Girl.” Set in New York’s publishing world, the thriller incorporates social commentary about diversity in the workplace and the challenges Black women often have to navigate. On Friday, July 23 at 11:30am ET, Washington Post senior critic-at-large Robin Givhan speaks with Harris about the book that has topped many of this summer’s reading lists.
  • Jul 23

First Look with The Post’s Jonathan Capehart, Yasmeen Abutaleb, Eugene Robinson & 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 followed by a roundtable discussion with Washington Post columnists. Tune in for news and analysis you can’t get anywhere else on Friday, July 23 at 9:00am ET.
  • Jul 23

“Perversion of Justice” with Author Julie K. Brown

Award-winning Miami Herald investigative journalist Julie K. Brown’s bombshell reporting sparked the investigation of Jeffrey Epstein's underage sex trafficking operation that finally brought him to justice. Brown sits down with Washington Post national investigative reporter Carol Leonnig to discuss her new book, “Perversion of Justice: The Jeffrey Epstein Story,” which chronicles the powerful people and broken system that failed to stop Epstein for nearly two decades. Join Washington Post Live on Thursday, July 22 at 3:00pm ET.
  • Jul 22

Future of Diversity in Small Business with Ron Busby, Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) & Lisa Mensah

Small business continues to be the backbone of the American economy, despite a brutal 2020, where over 400,000 small businesses failed in the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Minority-owned businesses were particularly hard hit. Join Washington Post Live on Thursday, July 22 at 12:30pm ET as business leaders explore the future of diversity in small business, the challenges minority-owned businesses often face in raising capital and how government and the private sector can work to keep these critically important enterprises thriving.
  • Jul 22

The Path Forward: New Frontiers in Space with NASA Administrator Bill Nelson

2021 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for space travel and exploration. With NASA and the private sector working in tandem to launch human spaceflights from the United States, a new commitment to sending rockets to the moon and making space more accessible to the public, we are poised to see decades of space enterprise planning finally realized. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson joins Washington Post columnist David Ignatius for a wide-ranging conversation focused on the Biden Administration’s goals in space, the state of the international space race, and the latest developments on private-public partnerships aimed at commercializing space travel, accelerating human spaceflight, and exploring the universe like never before. Join the conversation on Wednesday, July 21 at 12:00pm ET.
  • Jul 21

Summer Olympics 2021: Rowdy Gaines

When the world’s attention turns to the pools in Tokyo for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, Rowdy Gaines will be on NBC explaining the action. The three-time Olympic gold medalist is often referred to as “swimming’s best ambassador.” Join Washington Post Live on Wednesday, July 21 at 10:00am ET, when we hear from the man who set a world record in 100-meter freestyle in the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. He’ll tell us what world records he believes may be broken and if American swimmer Katie Ledecky will be able to add to her collection of five gold medals.
  • Jul 21

Diversity in the Workplace: Building Inclusive Company Culture with Vernā Myers

Many global companies are focused on promoting diversity, inclusivity, and representation in the workplace. Through open lines of communication, racial sensitivity training and unconscious bias education, managers and employees are working to navigate delicate personnel issues, avoid committing microaggressions, and prevent discriminatory behavior before it happens. Join Vernā Myers, vice president of inclusion strategy at Netflix, for a conversation examining the strategies for ensuring productive, inclusive workplaces that lead to mutual respect and trust among colleagues. Watch live on Tuesday, July 20 at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jul 20

“I Alone Can Fix It” with Co-Authors Carol Leonnig & Philip Rucker

In a wide-ranging interview with Washington Post Live, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker discussed their highly anticipated new book, “I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year,” which chronicles the behind-the-scenes story of former president Trump’s last year in office.
  • Jul 20
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