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    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Provost Ilesanmi Adesida

    University of of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Ilesanmi Adesida talked about public policy issues impacting higher education institutions as well as the role of the Big Ten athletic conference. 

    This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series of interviews with university officials during a C-SPAN Bus tour of the universities of the Big Ten Conference. Topics included college costs and student debt, university admission policies, curricula, academic standards, and how universities were preparing graduates for careers and adult life.

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    Representative Luis Gutierrez on Immigration

    Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, talked about his efforts as one of the Democratic Party’s leading strategists and as a party spokesperson on immigration to implement reform. He also commented on U.S. strategy to combat ISIS* fighters.

    C-SPAN Radio’s Bobbi Jackson read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.

    *The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

    Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a resident scholar with the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, talked about President Obama’s announcement of U.S. troops and millions of dollars in aid being dispatched to combat the Ebola outbreak in west Africa.

    C-SPAN Radio’s Bobbi Jackson read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.

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    House Vote on Training Syrian Rebels

    Bob Cusack, editor-in-chief of The Hill, talked by phone about a scheduled House vote on authorizing the training of Syrian rebels, as well as the first public hearing of the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

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    Open Phones

    Phone lines are open for viewer comments on the possibility of U.S. ground forces in Syria and Iraq to combat *ISIS. Bob Cusack talked by phone about a scheduled House vote on authorizing the training of Syrian rebels, as well as the first public hearing of the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

    *The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    Washington Journal Program 09/17/2014

    The “Washington Journal” daily live program provides a forum for leading journalists and public policy makers to discuss key events and legislation. Live each morning beginning at 7am (ET).

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    Defense Department Briefing with General Philip Breedlove

    NATO Supreme Allied Commander and U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove briefed reporters and took their questions on U.S. and allied military action abroad, including the latest efforts to build a coalition against Islamic State militants.

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    Debate on War and the Constitution

    John Yoo, author of Point of Attack: Preventive War, International Law, and Global Welfare, and Bruce Fein, author of Constitutional Peril: The Life and Death Struggle for Our Constitution and Democracy, met in a debate on war, foreign policy, the use of drones, and the meaning of the Constitution. This event, held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., was hosted by the Committee for the Republic.

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    West Africa Ebola Outbreak

    Federal health officials and health workers testified at a joint hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the possible risk to the U.S.

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    Senator Bernie Sanders on Unemployment

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke about unemployment. He said the real unemployment rate was about 12 percent, and noted that African Americans needed jobs. He also said that there was a correlation between unemployment and the number of African Americans in jail.

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