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    Climate Change Diplomacy

    Todd Stern, the State Department’s special climate change envoy, talked about global climate change policy following President Obama.'s climate change deal with China.

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    Free Speech

    First Amendment law experts talked about One, Inc. v. Olesen, a landmark free speech case, and its long-standing effect on later obscenity rulings. br/ One, Inc. v. Olesen involved…

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    Open Phones on Defense Secretary Resignation

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the resignation of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

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    President Obama on Defense Secretary Resignation

    President Obama spoke about Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s decision to resign. Secretary Hagel agreed to continue his duties until a successor was nominated by the president and…

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    Energy Outlook

    Fatih Birol, chief economist for the International Energy Agency, presented the 2014 world energy outlook, focusing on energy trends, nuclear power, and improving access to modern energy…

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    Tribal Nations Issues

    Brian Cladoosby talked about a variety of issues impacting tribal nations in the U.S., including health care reform, sports team mascot debates, and energy development.

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    Homelessness in the U.S.

    Jerry Jones talked about homelessness in the U.S. and local policies in some cities that prohibit public feeding of the homeless. br/ C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at…

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    President Obama's Executive Immigration Action

    Alan Kraut talked about President Obama’s recent executive order on immigration in a historical context.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “Is more funding or oversight needed for U.S. Border Patrol?”

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    Middle East and the Islamic State

    Panelists talked about the history of Middle East conflict, the Islamic State threat to the U.S., and why Westerners were joining ISIS.

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    Magna Carta Legacy

    Chief Justice Roberts and Lord Igor Judge talked about the signifiance of the Magna Carta on its 800th anniversary. They spoke at the Library of Congress, where a 1215 copy of the…

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    1944 Film Meet McGonegal

    This 1944 film is a short profile of Charles McGonegal, who lost both hands in World War I. The film shows him using hooks to shave, tie his shoestrings, eat breakfast and drive to work and…

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    Theodore Roosevelt and Poetry

    Paul Ferlazzo talked about President Theodore Roosevelt’s love of poetry. Professor Ferlazzo said President Roosevelt’s interest in poetry developed during his time as a…

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    Q&A with David Mark

    David Mark talked about the book he co-authored with Chuck McCutcheon, Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs and Washington Handshakes: Decoding the Jargon, Slang and Bluster of American Political…

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    Book Discussion on Behind the Gates of Gomorrah

    Stephen Seager, a psychiatrist who spent a year working at the Napa State Hospital for the criminally insane, talked about his book, Behind the Gates of Gomorrah: A Year with the Criminally…

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    Goldwater, Reagan, and the Republican Party

    Panelists talked about the influence of Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) and President Ronald Reagan on the Republican Party.  br/ This was part of a conference hosted by the Young…

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    Book Discussion on Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State

    Megan Ming Francis talked about her book, Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State, in which she examines how the civil rights movement and specifically the NAACP affected…

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    History of House Pages

    Matthew Wasniewski and Farar Elliott talked told the story of House pages from the early 1800s until the program was ended in 2011. Their presentations included artifacts from their…

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    Book Discussion on The Republic of Imagination and Plato at the Googleplex

    Azar Nafisi, author of The Republic of Imagination, and Rebecca Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away, talked about their books. br/ They spoke at…

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    History of Western U.S. Immigration

    Historians from the Smithsonian Institution talked about the history of immigration into the Western United States since 1965, how the Nationality Act of 1965 changed the culture of the…

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