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    Book Discussion on Foolproof

    Gregory Ip talked about his book Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe, in which he asks whether people are becoming less safe by protecting themselves from…

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    Toxic Substances in Consumer Products

    Elizabeth Grossman talked about the article she co-wrote for In These Times, “What We Didn’t Know Is Killing Us.” For the piece she investigated the scientific research…

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    Influenza Season Preparedness

    Public health agency officials testified on their organizations' preparations for the upcoming influenza season and other infectious diseases. Representative Degette (D-CO) questioned…

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    Food and Drug Administration Confirmation Hearing

    Robert Califf testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on his nomination to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Many of senators'…

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    Open Phones

    Phone lines were open for viewer calls on a Center for Disease Control and Prevention report showing a 25 percent increase in multi-state foodborne outbreaks over the past five years.

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    Foodborne Illness

    Dr. Tom Frieden talked about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report of a 25 percent increase in multi-state outbreaks of foodborne illness in the past five…

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    Vehicle and Road Safety

    Automotive industry executives, safety regulators, and consumer advocates testified at a hearing on improving vehicle and roadway safety. The subcommittee was considering a discussion…

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    Communicators with Andrew Greenberg

    Andrew Greenberg talked by video from New York City about the vulnerability of cars connected to the Internet. He had acted as a tester for “white hat” cybersecurity…

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    Drone Safety

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the risks drones pose to aviation safety and the need for drone safety regulations to mitigate those risks.

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    Food Safety

    Dr. Stephen Ostroff was one of three Food and Drug Administration officials who testified at a hearing on food safety. Dr. Ostroff also talked about the budget and…

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    Commercial Drone Regulation

    Regulators and industry leaders testified at a hearing on proposed federal rules for unmanned aerial vehicles known as drones. Questions from committee members were primarily about…

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    Recreational Drone Use and Commercial Aircraft

    Bart Jansen talked about near-collisions between drones and commercial aircraft and what the federal government could do to regulate recreational and commercial use of unmanned aerial…

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    Defense Department Anthrax Shipments

    Officials from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Government Accountability Office (GAO), and Departments of Defense and Health and Human Services testified about live anthrax specimens…

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    Government and Private Sector Role in Promoting Safety

    Deborah Hersman talked about the the role of both the government and private sector in addressing key safety issues. Topics included distracted driving, workplace safety, and…

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    NASA's Use of Private Space Companies

    Jeff Foust talked about the June 28, 2015, explosion of the commercial SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which was full of supplies, 139 seconds after liftoff and the larger issue of NASA using…

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    Positive Train Control

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the status of positive train control (PTC) implementation on U.S. railroad networks by the December 31, 2015, deadline. PTC describes the…

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    Takata Air Bag Recall

    A Senate committee hearing was held to obtain an update on the recall of defective automobile airbags manufactured by Takata and the role of the National Highway Traffic Safety…

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    Takata Airbag Recall

    David Shepardson talked about the latest in a consumer recall involving Takata airbags, which affects nearly 34 million vehicles. He also discussed the health of the U.S. auto…

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    Takata Air Bag Recall

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on concerns that air bags made by Japanese auto supplier Takata could deploy too forcefully, thus spraying metal fragments inside the vehicle. In May…

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    Amtrak Derailment

    Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Railroad Administration, Amtrak, and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen testified on the May 2015…

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