News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls reacting to the 24 police officer deaths that had occurred due to gunfire so far in 2015.338 views
U.S. Stock Market Regulation
Bob Colby of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) talked about regulation of the securities industry. FINRA is an independent organization overseen by the Securities and Exchange Commission in overseeing the activities of brokerage firms.132 views
Attorney General Loretta Lynch Remarks at National Fair Housing Conference
Attorney General Loretta Lynch gave the keynote address at the 2015 National Fair Housing Training and Policy Conference. She talked about her department’s efforts to combat segregation and discrimination in the housing market including using new technologies to expand the reach of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Fair Housing Testing Program. She also condemned the recent police shootings in Texas and Illinois and announced an upcoming summit of law enforcement officers aimed at reducing violent crime. She was introduced by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro.190 views
The event began with a four-minute recorded interview on how Fair Housing Act became law with Joseph Califano, an adviser to President Lyndon.Johnson.
2018 Health Plan Tax
Julie Appleby talked about the Affordable Care Act’s “Cadillac” excise tax that goes into effect in 2018. The 40 percent tax is levied on any job-based health insurance plan that costs over $10,200 per year for an individual worker or $27,500 for a family plan. Ms. Appleby’s Kaiser Family Foundation put out a report on how the tax will affect employers and employees.233 views
Peter Grier on the 2016 Elections
Peter Grier talked about his Christian Science Monitor article, "How Do Voters Really Decide?", on how voters choose a candidate in a presidential election campaign.237 views
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting recent magazine articles.
Defense Department Budget
Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) and Robert Hale talked about the budget for the Department of Defense. Topics included sequestration and the 2013 government shutdown.57 views