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    Congressional Budget Office Scoring

    The Brookings Institution hosted a panel discussion on ways the Congressional Budget Office projects costs for major federal legislation.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments and questions on a variety of current event topics.

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    IRS Budget Cuts and Customer Service

    Nina Olson talked about her most recent annual report to Congress, which concluded that budget cuts created customer service issues for the Internal Revenue Service.

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    U.S. Efforts Against Global Terrorism

    Michele Flournoy talked about a piece she wrote for the Washington Post addressing the need for bipartisan support for national security issues. She also talked about the declining…

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    Congressional Agenda

    Mike Lillis of The Hill, speaking by phone, previewed the upcoming legislative week for Congress. He also talked about congressional reaction to President Obama’s proposal to ban…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer reaction to President Obama’s proposal to ban drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Mike Lillis, speaking by phone, talked about…

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    Book Discussion on The Fierce Urgency of Now

    Julian Zelizer talked about his book, The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for The Great Society, about the importance of Congress to President…

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    Q&A with Andrew Keen

    Andrew Keen talked about The Internet is Not the Answer. In the book he wrote about his objections to what he considers the overuse of technology in U.S. society, the creation of what he…

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    Clinton Administration Domestic Policy

    Former members of President Clinton’s administration joined Bowdoin College government professor Andrew Rudalevige to look back at the domestic policies of the Clinton White…

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    Josephine Roche and 20th Century Progressivism

    Professor Robyn Muncy talked about Josephine Roche, a pro-labor feminist, and her role in progressivism in 20th century America. One of Josephine Roche’s many jobs was as the…

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    Civil War Soldiers' Letters

    John Emond read letters from ordinary Civil War soldiers, placing the letters in the context of the war as well as the soldiers' daily lives, which he says were defined by personal…

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    1978 Film Energy: The American Experience

    This Energy Department documentary traces the history of sources of energy in the United States, from human and animal power, to steam, coal, electricity, oil, gasoline, and…

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    Social Changes of the 1970s

    Panelists talked about the social changes of the 1970s, including the effects of Watergate and the Vietnam War, as well as the rise in divorce rates and drug incarceration.  br/ They…

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    Book Discussion on A Field Guide to Radiation

    Wayne Biddle talked about his book A Field Guide to Radiation, a primer on radiation and its impact, both positive and negative, on our world. This interview, conducted on the campus…

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    Book Discussion on The Cosmetic Gaze

    Professor Bernadette Wegenstein talked about her book, The Cosmetic Gaze: Body Modification and the Construction of Beauty. This interview is part of Book TV’s College Series.

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    Book Discussion on Generic

    Dr. Jeremy Greene talked about his book, Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine, about the rise of the generic drug industry in the United States and the differences between brand…

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    Newsmakers with Representative Jeb Hensarling

    House Financial Services Committee Chair Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) talked about President Obama’s tax proposals and other issues facing the 114th Congress, including financial regulations…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day.

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    Potential 2016 Democratic Field

    Steve McMahon talked several Democrats considering bids in the 2016 presidental election. Possible candidates included former Senator Jim Webb (D-VA), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT),…

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