Play The Politics of Blue Origin

This week, William Shatner, Star Trek's Captain Kirk, blasted into space on a Blue Origin rocket. The panel discusses the rise of space tourism and the simultaneous growth of economic inequality.

Play EXTRA: Facebook Under Fire

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen told lawmakers that the company knowingly spread misinformation and hate that contributed to the Capitol insurrection. The panel discussed the implications of Facebook’s outage this week.

Play Police Reform Negotiations Hit Roadblock

A bipartisan group of lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on police reform after months of negotiations. The panel discussed what went wrong, why the bill failed to pass, and what comes next in the effort to hold law enforcement accountable for the violence against Black Americans.

Play The Washington Week Bookshelf: “Peril”

The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and former Washington Week moderator Robert Costa join moderator Yamiche Alcindor an in-depth discussion into the explosive reporting from their new book “Peril” on the challenging transition of power between the Trump and Biden administration.

Play U.S. Gymnasts Testimony on Larry Nassar Investigation

Earlier this week, four elite gymnasts testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, detailing the failures in the handling of the sexual abuse investigation on former USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. The panel discussed the implications of the testimonies, the flaws in the FBI’s handling of the case, and more.

Play How 9/11 Changed American Life

The panel continues the conversation, reflecting on the 20 year anniversary of 9/11. The panel also discussed how the attacks shifted American life, politics, and the impact the event had on Muslim Americans.

Play President Biden’s Domestic Challenges

The panel continues the conversation on the domestic challenges President Biden faces. The panel covered the rise of COVID-19 cases, the new Texas abortion ban, and the impacts of natural disasters sweeping through states.

Play CDC Recommends COVID-19 Booster Shots Next Month

This week, President Biden announced that COVID-19 booster shots will become available to Americans as early as next month. The panel also discussed the data that motivated the new guidance on booster shots, the debate over mask mandates in schools and the politics of the pandemic. Pete Williams of NBC News guest moderates.

Play Mental Health Crisis in U.S., Plus the Infrastructure Deal

The panel continues the conversation on a contentious political environment, even amid a bipartisan agreement on infrastructure. They also discussed the national conversation on mental health amid the COVID-19 pandemic and after Simone Biles pulled out of the Olympics.

Play Cuban Protests & The Latest on COVID-19

President Biden’s Latin American policies are challenged as protests spiral in Cuba, due to the government's pandemic response. The panel also discussed pressures on the White House to support a Democratic government in Haiti, and more on the threat of rising COVID cases.

Play COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Amid Delta Variant Surge

As Delta variant case numbers rise across the U.S., President Biden announced a strategy in hopes of containing the virus. The panel also discussed how the administration plans to combat vaccine hesitancy and what this means for the future of the pandemic.

Panel: Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Leigh Ann Caldwell of NBC News, Weijia Jiang of CBS News

Play The Washington Week Bookshelf: “Nightmare Scenario”

The Washington Post’s Yasmeen Abutaleb & Damian Paletta join moderator Yamiche Alcindor for an in-depth discussion into the Trump administration's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, from their new book “Nightmare Scenario.”

Panel: Yasmeen Abutaleb of The Washington Post, Damian Paletta of The Washington Post

Play Vice President Kamala Harris Visits The Border

Kamala Harris visited the U.S.-Mexico border for the first time as vice president. The panel also discussed President Biden’s missed COVID-19 vaccination goals and the challenges in vaccinating more Americans.

Panel: Zolan Kanno-Youngs of The New York Times, Eva McKend of Spectrum News, Mike Memoli of NBC News, Jake Sherman of Punchbowl News

Play Juneteenth: The Newest American Federal Holiday

President Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S. The panel discussed the racial injustice the country continues to face, plus Vice President Kamala Harris’s historic march in a Pride parade.

Panel: Kaitlan Collins of CNN, Pete Williams of NBC News, Anne Gearan of The Washington Post, Garrett Haake of NBC News

Play President Biden’s Upcoming Trip Abroad

The panel takes an in-depth look into President Biden’s upcoming overseas meetings with the G7 and NATO, and his meeting with Russian President Putin. The panel also discussed the ongoing crisis in Haiti, Biden raises the alarm about the future of democracy.

Panel: Leigh Ann Caldwell of NBC News, Astead Herndon of The New York Times, Anita Kumar of POLITICO, Annie Linskey of The Washington Post

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