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    Medicare Funding for Hospice Services

    Peter Whoriskey talked about the money provided by Medicare to hospice services, which provides end-of-life care. He also discussed the growth of these services and the quality of care offered by some providers.

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Hugh Shelton talked about the U.S. strategy to combat Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) militants in Syria and Iraq, the implications of arming and training moderate Syrian rebels, the potential use of U.S. ground forces, and the role of partner countries.

    C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.

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    Homegrown ISIS Threat

    Susan Crabtree talked about U.S. efforts to target homegrown ISIS threats and the group’s efforts to attract Westerners. Other topics included U.S. strategies to counter *ISIS' propaganda campaign, and Khorasan, an-al Qaeda cell in Syria devoted to attacks on Western countries. Ms. Crabtree also previewed President Obama’s address at a United Nations meeting on ISIS later in the week.

    C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo 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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    Open Phones

    Phone lines were open for viewer thoughts on the significance of global climate change.

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    Book Discussion on Agent Storm

    Morten Storm talked about his book, Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al Qaeda and the CIA, in which he discusses his experiences as a member of al Qaeda and his later life as a double agent employed by U.S., British, and Danish intelligence agencies. He appeared via video link at this event, held at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., with his co-authors, Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister.

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    President Nixon and the National Security Council

    Panelists talked about how President Nixon expanded the role of the National Security Council, as well as the council’s role under director Henry Kissinger.

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    Q&A with Jenny Beth Martin

    Jenny Beth Martin talked about her book, Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution, on her role in founding the tea party movement and the grassroots level work it was accomplishing around the country. She discussed the idea behind founding the organization, its immediate impact, the issues the movement stands for, and and challenges from other wings of the Republican Party. She also talked about her personal life, including having to file for bankruptcy as she became involved with the tea party movement.

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    Book Discussion on Iran-Contra

    Malcolm Byrne talked about his book, Iran-Contra: Reagan’s Scandal and the Unchecked Abuse of Presidential Power, in which he looks at the Iran-Contra scandal. Mr. Byrne used declassified documents and interviews with key participants in his research, and argued that the scandal was likely bigger than previously believed. He spoke with Bruce Riedel, who wrote the foreword to the book.

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    Warren Commission

    Philip Shenon talked about the Warren Report, which was presented to President Lyndon Johnson on September 24, 1964. The report outlined the findings of the nine-month investigation into President John Kennedy’s assassination.

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