On the Phone: Hedrick Smith, Author, “Who Stole the American Dream? Can We Get it Back?”
David Walker, Former U.S. Comptroller General, 1998-2008 and Comeback America Initiative, Founder & CEO
Topic: The latest on the current U.S. economic situation and the future policy decisions for Washington officials.
Jane Harman, Wilson Center, Director, President & CEO and Former House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member (D-CA), 2003-07
Topic: Guest will discuss several issues regarding the current state of U.S. foreign policy, Homeland Security and intelligence. Areas to be discussed: the U.S. handling of the Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, President Obama’s signing of the Afghanistan security deal this week and the use of drones in counterterrorism.
James Lynch, Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, & Michael Jacobson, Executive Director of the Vera Institute of Justice and Former New York City Corrections Commissioner, 1995-98
Topic: Guests will discuss trends in correctional populations in the nation’s jails, state and federal prisons, along with those on parole and probation. Our conversation will include the size and growth of the correctional population; reasons for imprisonment; the demographics of the correctional population; changes in sentencing laws and procedures; and how other state and federal legislation and initiatives are affecting the nation’s correctional institutions.