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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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    University of Wisconsin President Ray Cross

    University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross talked from Madison 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, campus safety, faculty issues, research capabilities, and how universities were preparing graduates for careers and adult life.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on a variety of news topics.

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Representative Doug Collins (R-GA), a member of the House Foreign Affairs and Oversight and Government Reform Committees, talked about President Obama’s strategy to “degrade and destroy” ISIS*militants, and whether Congress would offer support.

    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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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Representative Peter Welch (D-VT), chief deputy minority whip in the U.S. House, talked about the White House’s strategy to “degrade and destroy” ISIS* militants and whether lawmakers would ultimately support President Obama’s proposal.

    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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    Open Phones

    Phone lines were open for viewer comments on whether an international coalition is needed to fight ISIS* militants. Tamar Hallerman spoke by phone to about lawmaker efforts to pass a stopgap measure to fund the government beyond the end of fiscal year 2014 on September 30.

    *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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