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    Cost of the War on Terror

    James Bovard talked about his Reason.com article on the war on terror, which he says has cost the U.S. $4 trillion since it began in 2001. This program was part of a “Washington…

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    Cybersecurity and Information Sharing

    Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) talked about cybersecurity efforts in regard to information sharing between the federal government and private companies. He said it was important to find a…

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    Arts Education and Funding in Schools

    Actor John Lloyd Young and Megan Beyer, executive director of the President’s Commission on the Arts and the Humanities, talked about the federal government’s role in promoting…

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    Book Discussion on Chasing the Last Laugh

    Richard Zacks talked about his book Chasing the Last Laugh: Mark Twain’s Raucous and Redemptive Round-the-World Comedy Tour, in which he remembers Mark Twain’s efforts to repay…

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    Writing About War

    Christina Lamb, author of Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan To A More Dangerous World, Janine di Giovanni, author of The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria, and Kim Barker,…

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    Communicators with FCC Chair Tom Wheeler

    Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler (D) talked about the cable industry, set-top boxes, and net neutrality. He was interviewed at the beginning of the closing general…

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    Book Discussion on The Press and Race

    David Davies talked about his book, The Press and Race: Mississippi Journalists Confront the Movement, about how Mississippi reporters and editors both covered and affected the civil rights…

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    Telemarketing Rules

    State government, business, and consumer legal representatives and advocates testified at a hearing on telemarketing rules contained in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991. Topics…

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    Nostalgia and Presidential Campaigns

    Stephen Rose talked about his article in Washington Monthly, in which he examines the idea perpetuated by several presidential candidates that America’s best days are behind…

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    Vietnam War and Photography

    Photographers Nick Ut and David Hume Kennerly spoke about their wartime work in Vietnam. Photographs were shown as the photographers recalled the stories behind the images and their…

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    Book Discussion on Artists Under Hitler

    Professor Jonathan Petropoulos talked about his book, Artists Under Hitler: Collaboration and Survival in Nazi Germany. This interview, conducted at Claremont McKenna College, is part of…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “Facebook: ‘Suppressing’ Conservative News?”…

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    Progressive Media Organizations in 2016

    Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of "Democracy Now!" talked about her program’s liberal niche in the media landscape, the importance of independent media, and her views on…

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    Social Media and Background Checks

    Federal officials testified at a hearing on the possibility of incorporating information from social media into the federal background check system. The federal government was…

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    Panama Papers

    Journalists involved in the reporting of the Panama Papers* data breach talked about those documents and data reporting. Speakers included reporters from the International Consortium…

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    Federal Communications Commission Privacy Rules

    Federal Communications Commission Chair Thomas Wheeler testified at a hearing on the FCC’s proposed privacy rules for Internet service providers. Chair Wheeler defended the…

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    Health Care Data Security

    Leading experts talked about efforts to secure health information from an increasing number of cyber attacks. Health and Human Services Health Information Policy Deputy Director Deven…

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    Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, National Security and Privacy

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act, which was up for reauthorization in 2017. Former national security and…

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    Internet of Things

    Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA), co-founder and co-chair of the House Internet of Things Caucus, participated in a discussion with Ms. Stoddard on “the Internet of…

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    Government Mistrust and Civic Participation

    Internet activist and blogger Ethan Zuckerman, who runs the Center for Civic Media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, addressed a student audience at Rice University…

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