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    Drought and the U.S. Economy

    Jim Tankersley talked about the potential effects of the lack of rain and high temperatures in Western states on the overall U.S. economy, including the agriculture industry and the…

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    NSA Surveillance Programs

    Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) talked about House-passed legislation, the FREEDOM Act, that would reform National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs under the PATRIOT Act.

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    Transportation and Infrastructure Funding and Safety

    Representative David Jolly (R-FL) talked about transportation and infrastructure issues facing Congress. Topics included Amtrak, railroad safety following the fatal derailment in…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to a question related to a speech on police-community relations that President Obama gave the previous day in Camden, New Jersey: “What…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments and questions on a variety of current event topics. A video clip was shown of National Transportation Safety Board Member Robert Sumwalt at a…

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    U.S. Approval of New Drilling in the Arctic

    Amy Harder talked about the Obama administration’s decision to allow Shell to start exploratory drilling for oil and gas off the Alaskan coast this summer. A video clip was shown…

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    Reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act

    Neema Singh Guliani and Steven Bradbury talked about the reauthorization of parts of the PATRIOT Act and its effectiveness since its passage shortly after September 11, 2001. They responded…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines, including a line for Massachusetts residents, were open for viewer comments on the question: “Boston Bomber…

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    U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Training Center

    Colonel John Petkosek, commander of the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia, talked about the 300-acre facility, which opened in 2014. Topics included the types…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments and questions on a variety of current event topics. The program included a video clip from the C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs)…

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    Tax Exemption for Professional Sports Leagues

    Andrew Zimbalist talked by remote video from Northampton, Massachusetts, about the tax exempt status of professional sports leagues after the National Football League’s recent…

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    Lessons from Baltimore Unrest

    Peniel Joseph and Crystal Wright offered their perspectives on the recent unrest in Baltimore and the issues of racial segregation, poverty, inequality, violence, and the policy impact on…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer reaction to the announcement by Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby that Freddie…

    259 views
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the day’s Supreme Court oral arguments in four cases related to same-sex marriage. Scenes from outside the Supreme Court and…

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    Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage

    David Savage talked about some of the technical aspects of Supreme Court oral arguments happening that day in four cases related to same-sex marriage. At issue were two questions: whether…

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    Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage

    Brian Brown and Evan Wolfson talked about the implications of Supreme Court oral arguments happening that day in four cases related to same-sex marriage. At issue were two questions:…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the day’s Supreme Court oral arguments in four cases related to same-sex marriage.

    317 views
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    Young Voters and Running for Public Office

    Jennifer Lawless talked about Running from Office: Why Young Americans are Turned Off to Politics. In her book she argues the current political system has discouraged young people from…

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    LGBT Discrimination Protections

    Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) talked about legislation aimed at bolstering discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans. The bill comes…

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    Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Negotiations

    Linda Dempsey talked about legislation that would give President Obama special authority to fast-track negotiations in the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Fast0track…

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