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    U.S. Energy Policy

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Southern Energy Company CEO Thomas Fanning were interviewed at the Washington Ideas Forum. Secretary Moniz talked about the Energy Department agenda…

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    Coal Power and Climate Issues in Campaign 2014

    Mike Duncan talked about how federal energy policies were affecting voters in coal producing states like Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia.

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    Book Discussion on Law of the Jungle

    Paul M. Barrett talked about his book, Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who’d Stop at Nothing to Win. br/ He spoke in the…

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    National Garden

    Plant curator Bill McLaughlin gave a tour of the National Garden and explained the history and use of some of America’s indigenous plants. George Washington encouraged the…

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    Wisconsin's Fur Trade

    Mike Josephson showed some of the tools of Wisconsin’s fur trade and talked about the impact fur trade had on Green Bay’s economy and culture. Mr. Josephson showed the…

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    Politics of Declines in Gas and Oil Prices

    Rob Barnett talked about the causes and effects of a recent decline in oil and gasoline prices. He discussed the impact of hydraulic fracking on energy prices; OPEC’s role in…

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    Kansas v. Nebraska and Colorado Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the question: Did Nebraska violate a compact apportioning the water resources of the Republican River among Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado?

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    Nuclear Policy

    Panelists talked about U.S. diplomatic and nuclear regulatory roles. Topics included the Ukraine-Russia conflict, implementing the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with…

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    Technology and Law Enforcement

    FBI Director James Comey talked about the impact of changing technologies on law enforcement. He focused specifically on the ways new programs intended to protect personal information…

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    Self-Driving Vehicles

    Regulatory experts from the Cato Institute and other free market think tanks talked the future of self-driving vehicles and their regulation in the United States. Following their…

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    Book Discussion on The Edge of the Sky

    Roberto Trotta talked about his book, The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know About the All-There-Is, in which he explains the universe and significant findings in cosmology using only…

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    Book Discussion on This Changes Everything

    Naomi Klein talked about her book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, in which she argues that climate change will never be addressed properly until we get rid of our…

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    Donora 1948 Air Quality Crisis

    Brian Charlton of the Donora Smog Museum talked about the origin of the 1948 Donora air quality crisis and how it led to changing perceptions of air pollution and…

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    Cybersecurity and Information Technology

    Cybersecuriity experts from Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and the Department of Homeland Security talked about the need to build more security protocols into computer…

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    Keystone XL Pipeline Political Process

    Panelists discussed the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. The oil pipeline system runs from Canada into the U.S. Three phases of the system were underway, and the fourth was awaiting…

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    Conservation Voters in the 2014 Midterm Elections

    Daniel Weiss talked about the League of Conservation Voters organization’s $25 million midterm election efforts. He discussed key Senate races his group was contributing to and…

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    Book Discussion In the Shadow of the Sabertooth

    Doug Peacock talked about his book, In the Shadow of the Sabertooth: Global Warming, the Origins of the First Americans, and the Terrible Beasts of the Pleistocene, in which he looks at the…

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    Book Discussion on Superintelligence

    Nick Bostrom talked about his book, Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies, in which he posits a future in which machines are more intelligent than humans and questions whether…

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    Book Discussion on Killing for Coal

    Thomas Andrews talked about his book, Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War, in which he looks at the 1914 Ludlow Massacre, in which members of the United Mine Workers of…

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    Book Discussion on Chief Left Hand

    Margaret Coel talked about her book, Chief Left Hand: Southern Arapaho, in which she looks at the life of of the Chief Left Hand, who called for peace during the Indian Wars and worked to…

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