Join host Carol Castiel each week as she and two advocates from the world of politics, culture, public policy, or academia debate and discuss a critical issue in the news. This program brings depth, perspective, and insight to the world around us. Issues that affect our lives and global stability are debated and discussed in a free-wheeling, unscripted discussion of fact and opinion.
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Broadcast Schedule - All Times are UTC
Saturday: 04:05, 06:05, 08:05, 09:05, 12:05, 15:05, 17:05, 22:05
Sunday: 01:05, 03:05, 05:05, 06:05, 11:05, 14:05, 19:05, 22:05
Following Thursday: 17:35, 18:35
Encounter: You can listen to us on VOA shortwave and medium wave frequencies and via affiliate stations in your area. Check your local radio station guide for more information.
About Your Host
Carol Castiel moderates and produces not only Encounter but Press Conference USA as well. She also oversees the production of Issues in the News, VOA’s roundup of the week’s top stories by distinguished Washington journalists.