The inaugural program of "Conversations on the Green" will kick off July 28 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Washington.

The renowned father/daughter duo of Katrina and William vanden Heuvel will discuss "Channeling FDR: What He'd Say To President Obama" at St. John's Episcopal Church at 78 Green Hill Road.

This will be the first time these noted commentators and historians will appear together to discuss and debate the controversial issues confronting our country.

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, is a frequent commentator on American and international politics on ABC, MSNBC, CNN and PBS. Her articles have appeared in myriad publications.

William J. vanden Heuvel, chairman of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, LLC, is the founder and chairman emeritus of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.

Ambassador vanden Heuvel served as deputy U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations and U.S. Ambassador to the European Office of the United Nations.

An international lawyer, he is a senior advisor to Allen & Company Inc.

Tickets are $35. Angels on the Green tickets are $250 and include preferred seating, personal introduction to the vanden Heuvels at a reception and acknowledgment in the program.

Proceeds will benefit Greenwoods Counseling Referrals, Inc., a nonprofit that provides referrals for affordable mental health and social services in Litchfield County.

For information and reservations, call 860-567-0613.