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    Mineral Exploration and Production

    Panelists talked about balancing the nation’s need for certain mineral resources while maintaining the federal land management system. “America’s Need for Critical…

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    National Park Service Centennial

    Former National Park Service director Robert Stanton and others spoke about the agency’s origins and its current challenges. The National Park Service was created in 1916 and…

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    National Park Service Centennial

    Jonathan Jarvis talked about the upcoming 100th birthday of the National Park Service, tourism trends, and the latest budgetary challenges facing the agency.

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    Trip of the President

    Trip of the President: September 24-28, 1963 is an Interior Department film produced by the Naval Photographic Center documenting President John F. Kennedy’s eleven state tour to…

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    Book Discussion on Rightful Heritage

    Douglas Brinkley talked about his book Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America, in which he recalls President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s environmental legacy. He…

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    Forest Service Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

    Thomas Tidwell testified at a hearing on the Forest Service’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal. Many of the committee members' questions focused on the Forest Service’s…

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    Interior Department Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell testified on her department’s fiscal year 2017 budget request, which includes $2 billion for improving coastal resilience to climate…

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    Hunting and Fishing on Federal Lands

    Corbin Hiar reported by video from Capitol Hill about the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2015 (SHARE Act) being debated on the House floor that day and the…

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    Government Management of Western Lands

    Panelists talked about federal land management in western states, the operational legal theories, and the possibility of transferring control of those lands to the states. Topics…

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    Book Discussion on A Field Philosopher's Guide to Fracking

    Professor Adam Briggle talked about his book A Field Philosopher’s Guide to Fracking: How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas, in which he recounts how he and community members…

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    Representative Walden on Armed Standoff in Oregon

    Representative Greg Walden (R-OR) spoke about the armed standoff in his district at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in his district. Activists were demanding that ranchers,…

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    History of Monterey Fishing Industry

    Tim Thomas talked about the history of the Monterey Bay fishing industry, and how the industry helped to make Monterey, California, a diverse community. Before the collapse of the…

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    Wildfire Issues

    Conservation organization and firefighter union leaders testified on the threat and impact of wildfires. The hearing focused on budgetary concerns on preventing, managing, and fighting…

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    Uranium Mining in Grand Junction, Colorado

    Zebulon Miracle talked about Grand Junction, Colorado’s, role in the development of nuclear weapons. In the early 1900s, Grand Junction experienced a large increase in uranium…

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    99th Anniversary of the National Park Service

    Jonathan Jarvis was interviewed by phone about the 99th anniversary of the National Park Service, trends in park visitorship, and budget challenges.

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    Open Phones

    Phone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “Have you visited a national park this summer?” Jonathan Jarvis also was interviewed by phone about the 99th…

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    Idaho National Forest and Wilderness Bill Signing Ceremony

    President Obama signed H.R. 1138, the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry Peak Wilderness Additions Act, which specified 275,665 acres of central Idaho as protected wilderness areas…

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    Preventing and Fighting Forest Fires

    Tom Martin talked about the financial and material resources needed to combat and suppress forest fires in the U.S. In 2014, about $1.5 billion was spent on anti-forest fire efforts. This…

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    Dam it, Tulsa! Fix the River

    Dam it, Tulsa! Fix the River was one of the first prize high school central winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. The video was produced by…

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    U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory

    U.S. Botanic Garden Executive Director Ari Novy gave a tour of what he calls a “living plant museum” that is located at the base of Capitol Hill and was established by Congress…

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