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    American Revolution in the Caribbean

    Andrew O’Shaughnessy talked about the British colonies in the Caribbean during the American Revolution and their importance to the outcome of the war, even though they did not take up arms in the fight.

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    1965 U.S. Army Documentary Tried by Fire

    This 1965 U.S. Army documentary is narrated by actor Paul Newman and looks at the 1944-45 Battle of the Bulge, and the experiences of the 84th Infantry Division. The program includes veterans of the battle on camera describing the German Army’s final major offensive attack and the battles fought in Belgium, France, Luxembourg from December 16, 1944, to early February, 1945.

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    Interview with Jonathan Yardley

    Jonathan Yardley spoke about his life and career. A former book critic for the Washington Post, Mr. Yardley retired after a 33-year tenure and having written approximately 3,000 book reviews.

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    Newsmakers with Governor Steve Bullock

    Governor Steve Bullock (D-MT), the new chair of the Democratic Governors Association, talked about issues facing governors across the country and his party’s efforts to re-elect more Democrats to statehouses in 2015. Governor Bullock participated by remote video from Bozeman, Montana. After the interview the reporters in the studio discussed his responses with the host.

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    Book Discussion on When Lions Roar

    Thomas Maier talked about his book, When Lions Roar: The Churchills and the Kennedys, in which he examines the relationship between the Kennedy and Churchill families, from Joseph Kennedy’s initial meetings with Winston Churchill in the 1930's to the impact the British Prime Minister had on John F. Kennedy’s politics. Thomas Maier spoke with historian David Nasaw, author of The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.

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    Role of Editorial Cartoonists

    Jack Ohman talked about the role editorial cartoonists play in expressing public opinion about the news cycle. Topics included the top issues portrayed in cartoons in 2014.

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    Campus Sexual Assault

    John Foubert talked about efforts by students, faculty, and administrators to prevent sexual assault on college campuses, and efforts to raise awareness of the issue. Topics included the factors, attitudes and behaviors involved.

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    Priorities of the 114th Congress

    Stephen Moore previewed the economic priorities for the 114th Congress. Topics included immigration, energy policy, health care, and Republicans' relationship with President Obama.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer response to the question “Who had the best/worst year in Washington in 2014?”

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    Book Discussion The Nazis Next Door

    Eric Lichtblau talked about his book, The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men, about the influx of Nazis who entered the United States following World War II. In his book, the author reports that many of these men were granted clearance by the U.S. government, who employed them as scientists, intelligence officers, engineers, and spies. Eric Lichtblau spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.