The Heat

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Latest Episodes

Understanding South Africa’s surge of anti-immigrant violence
September 13, 2019

In South Africa, at least ten people have been killed and shops burned to the ground in a recent surge of anti-immigrant violence. SA columnist Pinky Khoabane joins us to talk about where this anger originates - and how it is aimed at the wrong people.

Is media coverage of extreme weather helping who it needs to?
September 11, 2019

Politics, social justice, and the media's coverage of hurricanes and other natural disasters - Yes, they're all linked. CGTN's Nitza Soledad Perez joins us to explain why.

Is there any hope for the Iran Nuclear Deal?
September 06, 2019

Iran has announced it will resume 'unlimited' nuclear development as Europeans scramble to save the Iran Nuclear Deal. Washington, however, plans to keep up maximum pressure. Is there any hope for the JCPOA? Negar Mortzavi, from The Independent joins us.

Will Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans be blocked by a rebel alliance?
September 04, 2019

Members of PM Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party rebelled against him, and now UK’s parliament will vote Wednesday whether to delay Brexit... again. CGTN's Nathan King joined us for a raw take on what Britain's options are moving forward.

The Amazon fires: Why do we feel helpless to fight climate change?
August 30, 2019

The effects of climate change are bearing down, but many feel helpless to take action. Behavioral scientist and climate expert Dr. Sweta Chakrabourty joins us to explain why this is - and what can be done to change our personal outlook.

Can Democrats defeat Trump’s divisiveness in 2020?
August 28, 2019

The Democrats have pitched a big tent for the presidential race. But is diversity enough to defeat Donald Trump's drumbeat of divisiveness? Political strategist Hamza Khan joins us to talk about Election 2020 and the importance of American pluralism.

US & IRAN: A former hostage explores whether diplomacy still has a chance
August 23, 2019

Ambassador John Limbert lived in Iran and served as a diplomat for decades. He was also one of the 52 American hostages seized at the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979. Limbert joined CGTN's Asieh Namdar to talk about current tensions and whether diplomac...

India’s crackdown on Kashmir: What’s at stake?
August 21, 2019

India’s move to revoke Jammu and Kashmir state's autonomy has threatened to ignite one of the world’s most dangerous flashpoints. Sadanand Dhume of the Wall Street Journal joins CGTN's Nathan King to explore how the current crisis in Kashmir came to be.

Is currency the next front in the U.S.-China trade war?
August 16, 2019

Steel. Soybeans. Motorcycles. All items the average person can relate to. But there’s another front in the U.S. - China Trade War that’s harder to understand, but potentially more hazardous - the currency market.

Have Hong Kong protests been hijacked?
August 13, 2019

The fifth day of protests at Hong Kong's airport took a violent turn as police clashed with rioters. But what do these protesters want? And will violence undo support for their cause? Fred Teng joined us to explain events on the ground and what led up ...