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    Power Grid Vulnerabilities

    James Hoecker talked about the vulnerabilities of the U.S. power grid in light of a recent blackout in Detroit. Topics included the ages of electric power infrastructure systems around…

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    General John Peabody at Infrastructure Investments

    General John Peabody delivered a keynote address at the 2014 North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum. The event was hosted by CG/LA Infrastructure in Washington, D.C.…

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    Critical Infrastructure Protection Act

    Representative Trent Franks (R-AZ) talked about the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act and the potential for a terrorist attack that could cause an electrical grid blackout. br/ C-SPAN…

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    Changes and Challenges in Homeland Security

    Suzanne Spaulding talked about the changes and challenges in ensuring national safety, focusing on cybersecurity and critical infrastructure. br/ “A Look at the The Continuing Changes…

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    U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Business Leaders

    Business leaders talked about investment and development in Africa. br/ This is the first panel only, “Energy and Electrifying Africa.” br/ “CEOs Dialogue Sessions”…

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    U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Energy Ministers

    Energy ministers from Nigeria and Democratic Republic of the Congo talked about the power supply and investment opportunities in their countries and answered audience members' questions.…

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    U.S.-Africa Business Forum, Panel on Infrastructure

    World Bank President President Jim Yong Kim delivered remarks. Then White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice moderated a discussion with African private and public sector…

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    Transportation Infrastructure Investments

    Secretary Anthony Foxx talked about infrastructure spending at a National Press Club luncheon. In his speech he called on Congress to pass a long-term transportation funding and…

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    Highway Trust Fund

    President Obama announced an initiative to help states raise private funds for infrastructure projects and about the need to reauthorize the Highway Trust Fund. He also addressed the…

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    House Debate on Highway and Transportation Funding

    The House debated a short-term extension of federal transportation and highway funding which would be exhausted in September 2014. The Highway Trust Fund, which finances road, bridge, and…

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    Energy and Water Development Spending

    Randy Leonard spoke by telephone about the energy and water spending bill being debated on the House floor.

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    President Obama on the Highway Trust Fund

    President Obama called on Congress to invest in the nation’s infrastructure and renew the Highway Trust Fund, which would expire September 2014. He stressed that failure to do so…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Would you Support an Increase in Federal Gas Tax?” Associated Press transportation reporter Joan Lowy spoke by…

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    Eads Bridge

    David Lobbig talked about the history of Eads Bridge and its self-made builder, James Eads. Eads Bridge is a combined road and railway bridge over the Mississippi River at…

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    Presidential Bill Signing

    President Obama made remarks and signed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 to fund infrastructure projects for U.S. ports and waterways. He also signed…

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    U.S. Transportation and Infrastructure Spending

    Ray LaHood talked about his Building America’s Future group’s view that U.S. competitiveness and economic and job growth were all severely imperiled by the country’s…

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    Book Discussion on Drinking Water: A History

    James Salzman talked about his book, Drinking Water: A History, in which he chronicles the history of drinking water and the safety and scarcity of drinking water tin 2014. Professor…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Bill Shuster (R-PA) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about creating jobs and improving the economy, such as by…

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    Infrastructure Spending on Bridges and Highways

    Eugene Mulero talked about the state of U.S. bridges one year after a high profile bridge collapse in Washington State. He explained the definitions of structurally deficient versus…

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    Politics of Public Space

    Michael Kimmelman talked about urbanism, architecture, and architectural criticism, including issues of public space, housing for the poor, parks and infrastructure, social equality, and…

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