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Oct. 22 at 9:30 a.m. ET

A Conversation with John Brennan

John O. Brennan was named CIA director in 2013. In his new memoir, “Undaunted: My Fight Against America's Enemies, At Home And Abroad,” the former spy chief claims the biggest threat to the nation is now from within, not from a foreign adversary. Washington Post columnist David Ignatius interviews Brennan on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 9:30 a.m. ET.
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On Thursday, Oct. 22, Jonathan Capehart will sit down with Renee Montgomery, point guard for the Atlanta Dream and 11-year WNBA veteran. Earlier this year, Montgomery became the first in her league to declare she had opted out of the WNBA’s season. Instead, she has spent the year working to fight racism, social injustice and voter suppression. Montgomery will discuss her work in Atlanta, and how she’s connecting with players across the country to help create systemic change.
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When the coronavirus hit, CVS Health quickly built drive-thru through COVID-19 testing capabilities, significantly increased prescription delivery and expanded access to telemedicine. As president & CEO of CVS Health, one of the largest health-care companies in the U.S., Larry Merlo says he puts consumers at the center of every decision his company makes. How does that focus on the consumer and lessons learned throughout the pandemic guide his thinking for the future? Washington Post columnist David Ignatius talks with Merlo about his company’s strategy and what’s next for the health-care industry. Join Washington Post Live on Friday, Oct. 23 at 12:00 p.m. ET.
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As the country begins to reopen schools and businesses, there is a clear need for guidance on how to do so safely, including protocols on smart testing that efficiently reduces overall transmission and prioritizes our most vulnerable, hardest-hit populations. In the absence of formal guidance, support and coordination from the federal government, public-private collaborations have stepped in to fill this gap.Washington Post Live will gather the authors and implementers of a new, first-of-its kind report that provides a framework for public health officials schools and community leaders on how to use COVID-19 screening test strategies in open and operate safely. Tune in on Tuesday, Oct. 27.
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Small businesses account for nearly half of the nation’s gross domestic product. After the coronavirus crisis led to uneven government regulation and lack of access to capital investment, the very survival of many small businesses is at stake. On Wednesday, Oct. 28, Washington Post Live will look at both the federal and state roles regarding regulation, relief interventions and access to capital. We’ll also examine how new hurdles have changed the small-business model as they learn to sink or swim, and look at how new technologies can help brick-and-mortar businesses spur new growth.
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5G technology is poised to transform the technological landscape across this country and around the world. It promises to accelerate data speeds, improve quality and unlock connectivity between machines, material and people. U.S cities of every size are welcoming this state-of-the-art technology, as the global race for 5G is changing the dynamics around national security and the development of new technologies worldwide. Washington Post Live will convene key mayors to discuss how they are guiding their cities through this transformation, as well as top lawmakers to assess the role national security is playing during this pivotal time as governments from the U.S. to China vie for dominance in 5G.
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For 30 years, the Courage in Journalism Awards have honored more than 100 brave women journalists from 56 countries who refuse to step aside or be silenced in their pursuit of the truth. In 2020, as government oppression, harassment, accusations of fake news and growing mistrust of the media threaten press freedom globally, women journalists’ voices are under attack. Join us to celebrate three decades of the bravery and honor this year’s courageous journalists persisting to report against all odds.
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Attitudes toward free expression are evolving as more of our discourse takes place online and concerns about the growing preponderance of “lawful but awful” content and discourse mount. In a world of growing polarization and extremism, many struggle to reconcile the value of a radically permissive free speech culture on the one hand, and support for inclusivity on the other. At the same time, certain elements of the political establishment are concerned about censorship, specifically that conservative speech is being stifled on social media platforms and college campuses. Join Washington Post Live on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 2:00 p.m. ET for a discussion about the future of free expression.
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Alicia Garza is an activist and organizer who co-founded Black Lives Matter. She is the host of the “Lady Don’t Take No” podcast, and the author of the new book, “The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart.” Garza continues to fight racial injustice and inequity as the principal at the Black Futures Lab and the Black to the Future Action Fund, and as the special projects director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Garza joins Washington Post Pulitzer Prize-winning senior critic-at-large Robin Givhan to discuss what it means to do the work of organizing a movement and creating change. Join Washington Post Live on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 2:00 pm ET.
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Iceland has been widely commended for its effective response to the pandemic – it was rated one of the top 14 safest countries in the world for COVID-19 and continues to have some of the lowest deaths per capita. Iceland Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir speaks with Washington Post foreign affairs columnist David Ignatius about what other countries can learn from the small island nation’s crisis management and how it is preparing to handle the resurgence of the virus in Europe and possible second wave across the globe. Tune in on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 9:30 a.m. ET.
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U.S health officials are warning Americans to brace for a harsh second wave of COVID-19 this winter. Washington Post Live will talk with Vaughn Cooper, PhD, an evolutionary microbiologist at the University of Pittsburgh, who is leading the way in utilizing cutting-edge technology to track the coronavirus’s genetic code to control the spread. Vin Gupta, MD, a pulmonologist and global health policy expert, will also join the program to examine the outlook on the vaccine race and what lies ahead in 2021. Join Washington Post Live on Monday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. ET for conversations moderated by national political reporter Robert Costa.
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The director of the National Gallery of Art, Kaywin Feldman, joins Washington Post Live to discuss the controversy over the postponement of the Philip Guston exhibit – an exhibition including anti-racist works which appropriate symbols of Black pain– and her stewardship of one of the nation’s preeminent art institutions at a time of racial reckoning. Eighty-three percent of National Gallery security staff are people of color compared with two percent of its curatorial staff. On Thursday, Oct.15 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Feldman will discuss her decision to postpone the exhibit, the need for more Black curators in museums across the country and the impact calls for racial justice have had on the art world at large.
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The most urgent challenges in our food system today concern both the need to preserve the health of the human population and that of the earth itself. We have created a food system designed for maximum output, responsible for extreme environmental degradation and one quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions. And despite this optimization for yield, nearly 2 billion people worldwide are malnourished.Washington Post Live and The Rockefeller Foundation are bringing together prominent leaders to discuss how to build a more sustainable and healthy food system that prioritizes the science of nutrition and reduces food waste.Join Washington Post Live on Thursday, Oct. 15.
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Social consciousness around fighting climate change is expanding. Many around the globe are responding to the crisis with new ideas, including a new and galvanized generation of young people, who are calling on everyone to work towards reducing carbon footprints and living more sustainable lives. The Washington Post’s Climate Solutions section, in partnership with Rolex, focuses on the individuals working to find answers. We will bring together young scientists, entrepreneurs, and advocates for a live event focused on the most innovative inventions, proposals and solutions to combat climate change. We will put a spotlight on people who are leading the charge in finding new ways to move towards a more sustainable world. We will also look at the challenges for those on the front lines of this fight, as they battle bureaucracies and roadblocks. Join Washington Post Live on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 10:00 a.m. ET.
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