Radio Survivor: “Inside the ‘Little Known’ Voice of America and the U.S. Agency for Global Media”

View of the Capitol Building from the roof of VOA headquarters on Independence Avenue.

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Over the past few months, there’s been a flurry of media attention focused on the United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM). Some reports describe it as a “little-known” agency and, in fact, it may seem mysterious to many in the United States, since it oversees international broadcasting programs all over the world, including Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

USAGM has been in the news following the appointment of new CEO Michael Pack, subsequent personnel changes, and even a congressional hearing on September 24. This week we explore the history of USAGM and talk about some of the recent changes at the organization. We are joined on the show by Jane Curry (Professor of Political Science at Santa Clara University), Mark Pomar (National Security Fellow at Clements Center for National Security at University of Texas, Austin) and Brandon Burke (Associate Archivist at the Hoover Institution Archives). Jennifer Waits and Eric Klein host this week’s episode.

Click here to read the show notes and listen to this podcast at Radio Survivor.

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2 thoughts on “Radio Survivor: “Inside the ‘Little Known’ Voice of America and the U.S. Agency for Global Media”

  1. Kv Zichi

    The ‘experts’ on this podcast are more than a little clueless. They think ‘all’ developed countries have international broadcast services and until the internet Americans COULD NOT listen to the Voice of America (because somehow SW doesn’t work in the US?

    Makes it hard to believe any of their conclusions if they get those underlying facts wrong and frankly, I stopped listening!

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