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    99th Anniversary of the National Park Service

    Jonathan Jarvis joined by phone to discuss the 99th anniversary of the National Park Service, trends in park visitorship, and budget challenges.

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    Open Phones, Part 2

    Phone lines were open for viewer calls on the question: “Have you visited a national park this summer?” National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis also joined by phone to…

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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 McKinleigh…

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    President Obama Announces the Pullman National Monument in Chicago

    President Obama delivered remarks and announced the designation of a new national monument in Chicago’s Pullman Historic District. President Obama and Mayor Emmanuel talked about…

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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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    U.S. Botanic Garden History

    U.S. Botanic Garden Executive Director Ari Novy talked about the history of the oldest botanic garden in North America, originally proposed by President Washington in a 1796 letter.

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    Senator Murkowski on ANWR

    Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) spoke on the Senate floor to criticize President Obama’s announcement that he would move to designate as wilderness much of the Arctic National Wildlife…

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    Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Designation

    President Obama proposed new protections for large parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Akaska. 

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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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    Senator Bennet on Fischer Amendment

    Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) spoke against a proposed amendment to the bill allowing construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The amendment from Nebraska Republican Deb Fischer would…

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    Interior Department's Use of Drones

    Bruce Quirk talked about how drones were being utilized by the Department of the Interior, including what technology was available or being developed. He used slides during his…

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    Biodiversity and Consumerism

    Panelists talked about biodiversity, rainforests, islands, and climate change. Topics included reducing islands' dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting tropical rainforests to…

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    Renewable Energy and Climate Change

    Lester Brown and Mike Phillips talked about renewable energy and climate change. Lester Brown spoke about a worldwide shift to solar and wind power, and Mike Phillips talked about…

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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. He spoke in the C-SPAN…

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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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    Kansas v. Nebraska and Colorado Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument 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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    President Obama in San Dimas, California

    President Obama spoke at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, California, about his decision to designate a portion of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national…

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    Colorado Mining History

    Ed Raines talked about the mining history of Boulder, Colorado. Mining played a major role in the development of the Boulder area. Settlers first came to the city as part of the…

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