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    Nick Jonas on Diabetes

    Entertainer Nick Jonas talked about his personal experiences living with and managing his juvenile diabetes and his efforts to inspire other youth dealing with diabetes to manage their…

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    Mental Health Insurance Coverage

    Former Representatives Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) and Jim Ramstad (R-MN) talked about the implementation of the 2008 bill they co-sponsored, the Mental Health Parity Act. The legislation…

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    Dennis Quaid Remarks on Medical Errors

    Dennis Quaid, whose newborn twins in 2007 received a near fatal hospital overdose of Heparin, talked about the prevention of potentially deadly medical errors. Mr. Quaid recently…

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    Public Broadcasting and Commercial Media

    Vivian Schiller, president and CEO of National Public Radio, talked about lessons public broadcasting could learn from commercial media and vice versa. Among the topics she addressed…

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    Future of Human Space Flight

    Elon Musk talked about the future of human space flight in advance of his company’s planned November 30, 2011, flight to the International Space Station. In his speech he…

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    Mitt Romney Remarks on Jobs and the Economy

    Former Governor Mitt Romney addressed the National Press Club about jobs and the economy. In his remarks he talked about the tradition of entrepreneurship in the U.S. He also spoke…

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    Energy and Climate Policy

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu talked about government investment in energy research and development. In his remarks he said that the U.S. will be overtaken by China in the energy sector…

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    Ron Paul Remarks on 2012 Elections and Washington Politics

    Presidential candidate and Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) talked about political, economic, and military philosophies. Topics included the role of the federal government, monetary…

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    Islam and Western Culture

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former member of the Dutch parliament, spoke about her collaboration with filmmaker Theo van Gogh on the movie Submission which criticized the treatment of women in…

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    Future of Journalism

    Tim Armstrong and Arianna Huffington talked about the merger of their companies in February 2011, and the impact of the Internet on journalism. Ms. Huffington also spoke about the…

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    2012 Elections and Social Issues

    Tony Perkins talked about social freedom issues and the 2012 election. He said “value” voters would play a significant role in the elections and that Mitt Romney and Paul…

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    Texas State Senator Wendy Davis Remarks

    Texas State Senator Wendy Davis (D) talked about the political climate in Texas and Washington, D.C. She also talked about her future political aspirations, saying she was considering a run…

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    NSA Whistleblower on Intelligence

    Thomas Drake, a former senior executive at the National Security Agency (NSA) who was charged under the espionage act after he highlighted waste, fraud and illegal activity at the…

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    American Nuns and the Catholic Church

    Sister Mary Hughes talked about relations between the Catholic Church and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). The Vatican in a recent report had criticized the LCWR for…

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    Herman Cain on Presidential Campaign Issues

    Republican 2012 presidential candidate Herman Cain talked about his 9-9-9 tax plan, U.S. foreign policy, and the foreclosures crisis. Among his remarks he addressed the sexual…

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    U.S. Public Health and Safety

    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg talked about the FDA’s efforts to more efficiently regulate prescription drugs and other medical technologies in the…

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    Mountain Top Removal Coal Mining

    Ashley Judd talked about the practice of mountain top removal coal mining, a form of strip mining. Following prepared remarks, she responded to written questions from members of the…

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    Future of the U.S. Postal Service

    Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe spoke about Postal Service operations and financial difficulties in the service. He spoke about reasons for cutting thousands of jobs, closing…

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    Islam and Women's Rights

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali talked about her new book Nomad: From Islam to America"A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations. The book details her journey to the U.S., and her…

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    Homeland Security Initiatives

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano talked about her department’s priorities for the upcoming year. After her speech she answered written questions from the audience.

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