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Thursday
P.J. O'Rourke: Reporter? Satirist? Remembering Him As Both
When P.J. O'Rourke died recently, he left behind a legacy of very funny articles, very funny books ... and very funny C-SPAN appearances. In this episode of C-SPAN's podcast "The Weekly," we play some of the conservative writers best moments on C-SPAN and BookTV -- and try to find out what he considered himself: a reporter, a satirist, or both. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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May 12, 2022
The "Odd Couple": The Unlikely Friendship of Senators Orrin Hatch and Ted Kennedy
Orrin Hatch was the longest-serving Republican in U.S. Senate history. But his legacy was more than longevity. Orrin Hatch was close friends with Ted Kennedy... The Kennedy-Hatch bipartisan friendship ... The Odd Couple, as Senator Hatch called it ... That's the part of Orrin Hatch's Senate legacy we'll explore in this episode of C-SPAN's "The Weekly" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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May 3, 2022
30 Years of asking the abortion question at Supreme Court confirmation hearings
This week. a look back at 30 years of Supreme Court justice nominees being asked about their positions on abortion and Roe v. Wade. This topic is particularly noteworthy right now because the Supreme Court recently heard an oral argument about a Mississippi law that is a direct challenge to the Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, which established the legal right to abortion in the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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April 26, 2022
Special comedy episode: Joe Biden Dinner Jokes
With President Biden set to appear at the April 30 White House Correspondents' Association dinner (watch/listen LIVE on C-SPAN Networks), the C-SPAN podcast "The Weekly" looks back at past media dinners: Jokes told about Joe Biden, jokes told by Joe Biden. A special all comedy podcast to prepare you for the first presidential appearance at the WHCA dinner since 2016. No ticket or proof of vaccination required to listen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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April 21, 2022
Biden and McConnell: Longtime Opponents, Longtime Friends
President Biden and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell rarely see eye-to-eye on politics and policy. Yet over the years both have publicly remarked about their friendship, and have praised each other personally. In this episode of C-SPAN's "The Weekly," we remember the nicer things President Biden and Senator McConnell have said about each other. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Past Programs
    April 14, 2022
    We Lost Don Young, But We Still Have Earmarks
    When Rep. Don Young (R-AK) died recently, he left behind several records: longest-serving Republican in the history of the House, Alaska's only U.S. House member from 1973 until his death, and last remaining member of the House who was there on March 19, 1979 -- when live TV coverage of Congress began. But one element of Rep. Young's legacy remains earmarks. They're back, under a different name and different rules, but still, they're back. In the next episode of C-SPAN's podcast "The Weekly," we remember Rep. Young's history with and advocacy for congressional earmarks, the bridge to nowhere, and his legislative philosophy.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 7, 2022
    Baseball is back! Let's revisit the 2005 House hearing on steroids!
    How to mark the Opening Day of the new Major League Season? The most obvious way possible: by remembering the 2005 House hearing into alleged steroid abuse and cheating. In this episode of C-SPAN's podcast "The Weekly," we replay what some of baseball's biggest stars told Congress about steroid use among Major League players. And how important it is to be a role model for the kids. Today, none of them are in the Hall of Fame.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 31, 2022
    Those times Joe Biden called Milošević "a damn war criminal"
    President Biden recently says he thinks Russian president Putin is a war criminal. It's not the first time he's called a foreign leader was a war criminal. In the latest episode of C-SPAN's podcast "The Weekly," we return to the mid-90s -- and the war in Bosnia. Then-Senator Biden met with Slobodan Milošević. Out of that meeting came a story Biden would repeatedly tell -- how, to his face, he called the Serb leader a "damn war criminal."   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 24, 2022
    Greatest Hits From Ukraine's Ambassador to the U.N. Sergiy Kyslytsya
    You likely are quite familiar with Ukraine President Zelensky. But what about Ukraine's ambassador to the United Nations, Sergiy Kyslytsya? If you haven't been paying attention to him, you really should start. Ever since Russia's invasion of Ukraine began, Ambassador Kyslytsya has been slashing at the Russian delegation with the kind of biting language you normally don't hear from a diplomat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 17, 2022
    TV cameras in the Supreme Court? Here's what every Justice Nominee Said
    Every current Justice of the Supreme Court has been asked a version of this question in his or her nomination hearing: Do you support putting TV cameras in the Supreme Court to televise oral arguments. In the latest episode of C-SPAN's podcast "The Weekly," on the eve of the hearing for President Biden's pick for Supreme Court Justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson, we replay what each of the nominees said in response to the question. Plus, we report what the American people think about putting cameras in the Court, based on a brand new C-SPAN poll. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 10, 2022
    Ukraine and Congress: Personal and Family Connections
    Several members of Congress -- both current and past -- have direct, personal connections to Ukraine. Parents and grandparents who immigrated to America from Ukraine -- and even one current freshman Representative who was born in Ukraine. In the latest episode of C-SPAN's "The Weekly," we hear the personal stories of members of Congress whose ancestry is linked to Ukraine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 3, 2022
    Oliver Stone's "JFK" Conspiracy Theory Movie -- 30 Years Later & An Update
    This week's "The Weekly" podcast marks 30 years since Oliver Stone's "JFK" movie about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy ignited a firestorm of controversy in political/Hollywood circles. We remember when, in 1992, the moviemaker both addressed National Press Club -- singling out specific reporters for the attack -- and testified in Congress. And we update with news on the release of records related to the JFK assassination -- under a law that passed Congress the same year "JFK" came out.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 24, 2022
    Killing Terrorist Leaders Right Before State of Union Address
    With President Biden's State of Union address just days away, we look back at the 2020 State Of the Union address. Two years ago, President Trump discussed the killing of terrorist leader Qasem Soleimani -- and got big applause. In his State of the Union address, will President Biden mention his killing of an ISIS leader? We'll consider that question -- and remember Trump's many mentions of Soleimani on the 2020 campaign trail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 17, 2022
    "The Comeback Kid": 30 Years Ago, Bill Clinton Won the New Hampshire Primary By Coming in 2nd
    Thirty years ago, Bill Clinton came in second in the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary. But "The Comeback Kid" won the story line -- on his way to winning the 1992 nomination and then the White House. In this episode of C-SPAN's "The Weekly," we remember one of the most surprising and dramatic presidential primaries in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation history -- 30 years ago this month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 10, 2022
    Miracle On Ice: How Politicians Still Celebrate The 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team Gold
    As America competes in the 2022 Winter Olympics, politicians still talk about the 1980 Winter Olympics. That's when America beat the Soviets and then won the gold in men's ice hockey. A golden moment in American sports history -- and for politicians' rhetoric. Listen to this week's "The Weekly" and hear politicians still celebrating the Miracle on Ice. Do you believe in podcasts? Yes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 3, 2022
    Supreme Court Justice Retirements: In Their Own Words
    Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement from the Supreme Court at a White House event with President Biden. Over the years, other Supreme Court justices have publicly discussed their retirement plans. In this week's episode of C-SPAN's "The Weekly," we hear from them and remember what they said. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 27, 2022
    Washington Football Team Name Change: What Congress Said About The Old One
    The Washington Football Team soon will announce its new name. This comes after years of controversy about its old discarded name -- controversy which even made its way to the floor of Congress. This week's "The Weekly" podcast remembers when Representatives and Senators urged the team to get rid of what some called a racist name. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 20, 2022
    Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA): Bipartisan Friendship, Bipartisan Hugs
    This program remembers the friendship and mutual admiration between Republican Johnny Isakson and Democrat John Lewis. Twenty years of public praise -- and equally public hugs -- in the House of Representatives and Senate for these two Georgians. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 13, 2022
    Remembering Harry Reid and his role in the 2012 presidential campaign against Mitt Romney
    An episode on the passing of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, by remembering his role in the 2012 presidential campaign. During the spring and summer of 2012, Harry Reid took to the Senate floor multiple times and offered pointed remarks about the Republican running against President Obama, Mitt Romney, and taxes. We'll replay some of Harry Reid's tougher statements about future Senator Romney and tax transparency in the Senate chamber. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 6, 2022
    Jan. 6 Riot: The Opening Prayers That Guided Congress
    One way to mark the anniversary of the January 6, 2021, riot on Capitol Hill is by remembering the prayers offered by Congressional chaplains. Both the House and Senate chaplains offered memorable and often remarkable language in the hours before and after the riots. You'll hear excerpts from the prayers delivered by House chaplain Kibben and Senate chaplain Black surrounding the events of January 6. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 30, 2021
    Christopher Hitchens: Remembering The Writer Ten Years After His Death
    This episode marks ten years since writer Christopher Hitchens died. Remembered as a slashing polemicist, Mr. Hitchens' targets ranged from Henry Kissinger to Mother Teresa to the British monarchy, and even religion. Hear some of his best moments from his 100 C-SPAN appearances: People he hated, things he liked, funny things he said. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 23, 2021
    When The Senate Met on Christmas Eve
    On December 24th, 2009, the Senate met in the early morning to debate and vote on the Affordable Care Act. Vice President Biden presided over the Senate. We look back at the day, one of the rare times Congress has met and held a vote on Christmas Eve. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 16, 2021
    Bob Dole, Master Comedian of the Senate
    Many tributes to the late Senator noted his fondness for quips, jokes, and humor throughout his public life. We look back specifically at jokes he made in connection with his time in the U.S. Senate -- and play some of his funniest lines.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 9, 2021
    COVID Vaccine approval one year later
    On the one-year anniversary of the FDA approval of the COVID vaccine, we look back at the history of what the FDA calls emergency use authorization. Its roots are in the post 9/11 war of terror -- preparing for a bio attack. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 2, 2021
    30 Years of asking the abortion question at Supreme Court confirmation hearings
    This week. a look back at 30 years of Supreme Court justice nominees being asked their positions on abortion and Roe v. Wade. This topic is particularly noteworthy right now because the Supreme Court recently heard oral argument about a Mississippi law that is a direct challenge to the Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, which established the legal right to abortion in the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 25, 2021
    Thanksgiving and Christmas: Presidents Visit Troops
    C-SPAN remembers U.S. Presidents making surprise holiday visits to troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.  With President Biden withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan, the United States now has no troops engaged in an active war overseas. So, this year, no surprise presidential visits to active war zones for the holidays. Revisit President Bush visiting U.S. troops in Iraq in 2003 for Thanksgiving and again for Christmas in 2008; President Obama in Afghanistan during the 2010 holiday season; and President Trump in Iraq for Christmas in 2018 and Thanksgiving in Afghanistan in 2019.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 18, 2021
    Popes, Presidents & Politics
    Starting with President Biden's recent visit with Pope Francis at the Vatican in Rome, we look back at other presidents who have met with -- or mentioned -- Popes. We'll hear President Carter citing Pope John Paul II at the 1980 Democratic Convention, remarks from President Clinton welcoming Pope John II to America, President George W. Bush welcoming Pope Benedict XVI to the White House, and Presidents Obama and Trump remarks on Pope Francis. Plus a special bonus clip featuring former House Speaker John Boehner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 11, 2021
    Veterans Day: Politicians Speaking At War Memorials
     Memorable moments from politicians speaking at America's national war memorials. President Ronald Reagan at Arlington National Cemetery, Sen. John Warner at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, President Bill Clinton at the Korean War Veterans Memorial, Sen. Bob Dole at the National World War II Memorial, and President Joe Biden at the National World War I Memorial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 4, 2021
    What Bipartisanship -- and Laughter -- Sounds Like
    People wonder when -- or if -- we'll hear bipartisan language from our country's political leaders again ...in this episode examples of when United States' political leaders had nice things to say about those who differed from them ideologically. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 28, 2021
    Where are they now: The Progressive Caucus
    In this episode of C-SPAN's "The Weekly," we'll remember several members of the Progressive Caucus from the early days -- and see where they are now.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 21, 2021
    Colin Powell: Not a Presidential Candidate
    Colin Powell died October 18, 2021, from complications from COVID ... His career included Secretary of State, Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, and, as National Security Adviser..... But it was one thing that he didn't do -- run for president -- that's the focus of this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 14, 2021
    When Mark Zuckerberg apologized to Congress
    After the Facebook whistleblower - Frances Haugen - testified to Congress, Mike Allen of Axios reported "Facebook says Zuckerberg has testified before Congress seven times in the past four years." In this episode, we'll remember the times Mark Zuckerberg apologized or admitted errors to Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 7, 2021
    Debt Limit Politics: 2021 – And 2011
    Looking back to 2011...and another debt-ceiling debate. Compromise seemed elusive, angry words seemed abundant...and it all came down to the wire. Sound familiar? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 30, 2021
    Military Leaders Before Congress
    In this episode, we'll use the C-SPAN Video Library to remember other significant hearings in Congress which involved military officials  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 23, 2021
    German chancellor Angela Merkel with America's leaders
    After over a decade and a half, the era of Angela Merkel is coming to an end... She has chosen not to run in national elections... Germany will have a new leader... But, after serving as chancellor of Germany over a period that lasted through four different United States Presidents, she'll always have a place in C-SPAN's Video Library. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 16, 2021
    Matt Drudge and the Clinton Impeachment
    In this episode learn more about one of the characters portrayed in the FX impeachment story -- Internet news pioneer Matt Drudge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 9, 2021
    The Language of 9/11
    On the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks on September 11th, a look back at some of the language used the week after the attack. You'll hear from then-President George W. Bush, then Senators Joe Biden (D-DE), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Hillary Clinton (D-NY). Plus, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Press Secretary Ari Fleischer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 2, 2021
    Prophets and Politics
    In this episode, we'll use the C-SPAN Video Library to hear Presidents who worked in the prophet Isaiah in their public speeches, including President Joe Biden just last week after the attack in Kabul. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 22, 2021
    January 6th: Views from the House Reps. Jim McGovern and Susan Wild
    Two House lawmakers - Reps. Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Susan Wild (D-PA) - recount their first-hand experiences on January 6, when a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 15, 2021
    January 6th: Views from the House Reps. Jamie Raskin, Brian Fitzpatrick, and Dean Phillips
    Three House lawmakers - Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Dean Phillips (D-MN) - recount their first-hand experiences on January 6, when a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 8, 2021
    January 6th: Views from the House Reps. Hakeem Jeffries, Ronny Jackson, and Colin Allred
    Three House lawmakers - Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Ronny Jackson (R-TX), and Colin Allred (D-TX) - recount their first-hand experiences on January 6, when a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 1, 2021
    January 6th: Views from the House Reps. Zoe Lofgren, Rodney Davis, and Madeleine Dean
    Three House lawmakers - Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Rodney Davis (R-IL), and Madeleine Dean (D-PA) - recount their first-hand experiences on January 6, when a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 25, 2021
    January 6th: Views from the House Reps. Markwayne Mullin, Jason Crow and Tom Malinowski
    Three House lawmakers - Reps. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Jason Crow (D-CO), and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) - recount their first-hand experiences on January 6, when a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 2, 2021
    C-SPAN's 2021 Presidential Historians Survey
    This week our guests are Rachel Katz, Survey Project Coordinator, and two of the historians that participated, Professor Elizabeth Cobbs from Texas A&M University and author and Lincoln Historian Harold Holzer. They discuss how they feel about the ranking of presidents, what characteristics are important, and what light this shines on the chief executive's time in office. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 25, 2021
    What's Next for the AUMF?
    On this episode of C-SPAN Radio's The Weekly Podcast….the battle over the AUMF…the Authorization of the Use of Military Force.  Congress passed it in 2002…nearly 20 years ago…after 9/11. How is it still used? And how do the different branches play into its continued authority?  We talk with John Glaser, Director of Foreign Studies at CATO, and Elizabeth Saunders, Professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Both offer differing opinions on the next steps.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 18, 2021
    Jesse Eisinger, on ProPublica's Tax Secrets of the Wealthy
    They say that no one can avoid death...or taxes. But that might not be true for some of the United States' top 1%. Jesse Eisinger of ProPublica breaks down the numbers and information about what some of the wealthiest Americans might not be paying...and how it's legal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 11, 2021
    The US/Russian Relationship with Alina Polyakova, of CEPA
    With President Joe Biden meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, we speak with Alina Polyakova (A-LEAN-A Poly-ah-KOVA), President of the Center for European Policy Analysis. She shares her insights on how Russian President Vladimir Putin views the United States and what President Biden must keep in mind before and during the meeting.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 4, 2021
    Defending Against Cyber Hacks with Former Sec. of Defense Leon Panetta
    Cyberattacks have impacted everything from the New York Transit system…to the ferry that operates on Martha's Vineyard, and they pose one of the largest threats in the 21st century. Former Defense Secretary and CIA Director Leon Panetta joins the program to offer his insights into what the United States should be doing in order to protect itself now and in the future.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 28, 2021
    The Price of Earmarks
    Two viewpoints on Congressional earmarks with Ross Baker, a veteran of Capitol Hill and a professor of government at Rutgers University, and Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots. They share their differing viewpoints on the practice of lawmakers inserting money into bills that impact their states and districts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 21, 2021
    Dr. Ashish Jha MD & MPH, with Perspectives on a Pandemic
    Our guest this week is Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University. He joins to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic, the over 165 million cases worldwide, and the over 3.4 million dead. We discuss what can be learned from the pandemic and how that will impact the science of medicine and public health, moving forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 14, 2021
    Supply Chain Vulnerabilities with Professor Rob Handfield of North Carolina State University
    A look at why the Colonial Pipeline cyber-attack had a ripple effect along the East Coast. And why a ship stuck in the Suez Canal brought production transportation to a grinding halt for nearly a week, plus what this pandemic has taught us about the products we buy and how we get them. Our guest is Rob Handfield, a professor of supply chain management and North Carolina State University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 7, 2021
    The China Challenge with Dean Cheung of Heritage and Jennifer Hillman of CFR
    Taking on the China challenge, as outlined in President Biden's speech before a Joint Session of Congress last month. Our guests provide two different perspectives on the economic and political challenges the U.S. is facing from China. Dean Cheung, Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, and Jennifer Hillman, Senior Fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations provide differing views on the best path forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 30, 2021
    The Census & Implications for Congress with Reid Epstein of NYT & David Wasserman of Cook Political Report
    The New York Times' Reid Epstein and David Wasserman of The Cook Political Report take an in-depth look at the new Census numbers and their political implications for Congress and the 2022 mid-term elections. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 23, 2021
    Race in America After The Trial of Derek Chauvin with April Thames, Professor at USC
    Our conversation this week focuses on the guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. Professor Thame's research ties together common threads from the coronavirus death toll and the death of George Floyd...to the social inequities stemming from racism in America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 16, 2021
    History of the Congressional Black Caucus with Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC)
    Established in 1971, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) provides a foundation for African American members of Congress to use their full powers as provided by law. Joining us this week is Majority Whip James Clyburn, Democrat of South Carolina who discusses the history of the group and its priorities moving forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 9, 2021
    The Future of Remote Work with Kim Hart, Technology Correspondent for Axios
    What will our jobs, our workspaces, and even the U.S. economy look like after the pandemic is over. New number released in a Prudential/Morning Consult poll indicate that 1 in 4 Americans intend to leave their job once Covid-19 has subsided. We talk with Kim Hart, a technology correspondent at Axios about what all of this means. www.oracle.com/goto/cspan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 2, 2021
    Senate Filibuster Changes with Kimberley Strassel, Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
    A look at the debate over the Senate filibuster, which members on both sides of the aisle are debating on the floor and through the media. We speak with Kimberley Strassel of The Wall Street Journal about what could happen if the filibuster is changed or even abandoned. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 26, 2021
    The Future of China with Dr. Tara O, Heritage Foundation, Adjunct Fellow
    A conversation with Dr. Tara O on America's relationship with China. She's a fellow at the Hudson Institute and shares her insights on issues from human rights to trade. She explains the complex relationship the United States has with China. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 19, 2021
    Senator Richard Russell (D-GA) with Senate Historian Betty Koed and LSU Professor Robert Mann
    On this episode a look at the controversy around the senate office building named after Former Senator Richard Russell, Democrat of Georgia. He died in 1971, but it's votes and remarks he made before his death that have some in Washington calling for the building to be renamed. Betty Koed, United States Senate Historian and Professor Robert Mann of LSU provide insights into this issue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 12, 2021
    $1.9T Stimulus Bill w/ Veronique de Rugy, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center
    Veronique de Rugy joins to discuss the $1.9 trillion dollar COVID-19 relief bill and how it impacts the United State's already growing federal debt…which is now exceeding $28 trillion dollars.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 5, 2021
    Theo Padnos, Author, "Blindfold - A Memoir of Capture, Torture, and Enlightenment"
    Our guest this week shares his story of being held captive for two years in Syria, while facing brutal abuse and constant death threats. It has been 10 years this month since the Syrian civil war began and Theo Padnos shares his insights and knowledge about this middle eastern country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 26, 2021
    Gady Epstein, China Affairs Editor, The Economist
    An in-depth look at U.S. and China relations with Gady Epstein, China Editor for the Economist. From trade, human rights, covid-19 and the military, it is all up for discussion during this conversation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 19, 2021
    Dr. Michael Osterholm, Variants of the Coronavirus
    Our guest this week is an expert on infectious diseases and one of America's leading epidemiologists. He joins The Weekly to talk about the new and highly contagious variant of the coronavirus.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 12, 2021
    Daniel Kochis, Senior Policy Analyst at Heritage on NATO
    Our guest is Daniel Kochis, Senior Policy Analyst on European Affairs for the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, part of the Heritage Foundation. He joins us to discuss NATO, how it's mission have developed over the years, and what's next with the Biden Administration.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 5, 2021
    Sarah Binder, Brookings Senior Fellow and GW Political Science Professor
    Our guest this week is Brookings Senior Fellow and GW Political Science Professor Sarah Binder. She joins C-SPAN to explain the history behind budget reconciliation, legislative filibusters, and terms such as the 'Byrd Rule' and 'Byrd Bath.' During a week in which the Senate began debate on a $1.9 Trillion dollar Covid Relief Bill, she offers an historical perspective on how the Senate reached this point and why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 29, 2021
    Dan Michaels, Brussels Bureau Chief for The Wall Street Journal, on The Paris Agreement
    Our guest this week is Dan Michaels, Brussels Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal. He joins C-SPAN to talk about the Paris Climate Accord, what it is, why it is important, and what happens next as we re-enter the agreement.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 22, 2021
    Andy Card, Former White House Chief of Staff
    Former White House Chief of Staff Andy Card sits down with C-SPAN to discuss what a President can expect during his first 100 days in office, and what skills a COS needs in order to run a successful West Wing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 15, 2021
    History of Inaugurations
    This week Jim Bendat, author and historian joins to discuss the traditions around the inauguration of a U.S. President and how different it will look this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 8, 2021
    U.S. Capitol Attacked
    On this program we look back at what happened on Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol. With portions of key speeches from both before and after President Trump's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol during a Joint Session of Congress that was certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 1, 2021
    Interviews with Representatives-Elect
    Get to know some of the new women members of the House of Representatives as C-SPAN sits down with six of them to discuss what called them to public service. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 25, 2020
    Reflections from Retiring Members of Congress
    Portions of exit interviews and floor speeches from both Senators and House Members who are leaving Capitol Hill at the end of the 116th Congress. You'll hear from Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM), Rep. Peter King (R-NY), and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 18, 2020
    Robert X. Browning, Purdue Professor of Political Science and C-SPAN Archives Director
    He joins us to discuss the historical significance of the lame duck session and how often Congress finds itself wrangling over big ticket items right before the holidays.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 11, 2020
    Zachary Oren Smith of the Iowa City Press Citizen on Iowa's 2nd District House Race
    Our guest discusses the six vote margin between Iowa's 2nd district house candidates, Democrat Rita Hart and Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks. Their election outcome has been thrown to a decision by the House of Representatives. Plus, we discuss a previous race that went before the House of Representatives known as the "Bloody Eighth."  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 4, 2020
    Don Ritchie, Senate Historian Emeritus
    This episode takes a look at the remaining constitutional steps needed for the 2020 presidential election to be concluded. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 27, 2020
    Wall Street Journal’s Jillian Kay Melchior on Antifa
    The Weekly showcases an interview from Q&A with the Wall Street Journal’s Jillian Kay Melchior. She talks about Antifa, a left-wing group that has used violent tactics to further their goals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 20, 2020
    Martha Joynt Kumar, Director, The White House Transition Project
    Our guest this week discusses the history of the White House transitions between administrations. She provides background on what transitions have worked in the past and what changes may come in the future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 13, 2020
    Kelly Dittmar, Director of Research, Center for American Women and Politics at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University
    Our guest this week discusses the influx of women candidates who won Republican House seats and the impact women had on all levels of the 2020 election cycle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 6, 2020
    Wilfred Codrington, Assistant Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, on Electoral College Reforms
    Our guest this week discusses his reasoning behind advocating for abolishing the electoral college. Plus, he discusses the recent election and how that further supports his opinion.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 30, 2020
    Hans von Spakovsky, Manager of Election Law Reform, The Heritage Foundation
    Our guest this week discusses the electoral college and challenges a number of critiques that have been leveled against its use. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 23, 2020
    Sandy K. Johnson, Former Washington Bureau Chief, The Associated Press
    Our guest this week talks about election night 2000 and her role at the AP over calling or not calling the state of Florida for either candidate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 18, 2020
    Robert Mann, Louisiana State University, Professor of Mass Communication
    Robert Mann, professor at Louisiana State University’s School of Mass Communication and the author of Daisy Petals and Mushroom Clouds: LBJ, Barry Goldwater, and the Ad That Changed American Politics talked about the history of television presidential campaign ads. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 9, 2020
    Leonard Downie, JR. Former Executive Editor of The Washington Post and Author of "All About The Story"
    Our guest this week explores his career at The Washington Post and a number of stories he covered including Watergate, and 9/11. Plus, we talk about the coverage of the 2020 election.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 25, 2020
    Ronna McDaniel, Chairwoman, Republican National Committee
    Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel joined to discuss the state of the 2020 presidential, Senate, House and gubernatorial races. She talked about the GOP's ongoing outreach efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic, as well as its investments in national and state races. Ms. McDaniel also talked about growing up in a political family and her rise to become the party's chair following the 2016 election of President Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 18, 2020
    Dr. Richard Besser, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Our guest this week is the former acting director of the CDC and shares his expertise into the work towards finding a vaccine for the coronavirus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 11, 2020
    Newt Minow, Former FCC Chairman & Member of Commission on Presidential Debates
    Mr. Minow talks about the history of presidential debates, his relationship with Former President John F. Kennedy, and the upcoming debates to be held prior to the 2020 presidential election. Plus his recent book "Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future." Sponsor link: betterhelp.com/c-span Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 4, 2020
    Alice Johnson, Criminal Justice Reform Advocate
    Recently pardoned by President Trump and a speaker at the Republican National Convention, Alice Johnson talks about her time in prison, her release, and how she is using her time to help others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 27, 2020
    Republican National Convention Night 4 Speeches
    Speeches from the fourth and final night of the Republican National Convention including President Donald Trump's acceptance speech (1) and his daughter Ivanka Trump (71). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 26, 2020
    Republican National Convention Night 3 Speeches
    Speeches from the third night of the Republican National Convention including Vice President Mike Pence (1), Second Lady Karen Pence (37), Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway (44), Richard Grenell, Former Acting Director of the DNI (49), White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany (57), Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) (62), Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) (67), Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX)(71), Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) (75). Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) (79). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 25, 2020
    Republican National Convention Night 2 Speeches
    Speeches from the second night of the Republican National Convention including First Lady Melania Trump (1), Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (27), Tiffany Trump (32), Eric Trump (37), Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) (46), and Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (51). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 24, 2020
    Republican National Convention Night 1 Speeches
    Tonight's speeches include Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley (1), Donald Trump Jr, (10), Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) (20), House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) (32), Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) (37), Congressman Jim Jordan (43), and RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel (43). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 20, 2020
    Democratic National Convention Night Four Speeches
    Tonight's speeches include Presidential Candidate Joe Biden (1), Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) (25), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) (28), Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (30), 2020 Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang (34), Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (37), Author and Historian Jon Meacham (42), Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (47). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 19, 2020
    Democratic National Convention Night Three Speeches
    Speeches included are Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris (1), Former President Barack Obama (20), 2016 Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton (40), Senator Elizabeth Warren (47), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (55), Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.(57). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 18, 2020
    Democratic National Convention Night Two Speeches
    Tonight's speeches include Dr. Jill Biden (1), Former President Bill Clinton (10), Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosallyn Carter, (15), Former Secretary of State Colin Powell (20), 2004 Democratic Presidential Nominee John Kerry (25), Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) (27), Stacey Abrams (29), and Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates (34). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 17, 2020
    Democratic National Convention Night One Speeches
    A portion of some of the speeches from the first night of the DNC Convention. It includes New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (2), Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (5), Former Republican Governor of Ohio John Kasich (10), Alabama Senator Doug Jones (14), Minnesota Governor Amy Klobuchar (16), Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (20), Former First Lady Michelle Obama (30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 14, 2020
    Mercedes Schlapp, Trump 2020 Campaign, Senior Adviser
    A discussion with about the 2020 presidential campaign from someone who has shaped both the message in and outside of the White House. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 7, 2020
    Molly Ball, National Political Correspondent, TIME
    A conversation on how COVID-19 has upended the 2020 election — from fundraising to voting — and what that will mean for November and beyond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 2, 2020
    Remembering John Lewis
    Civil rights leader and Representative John Lewis, Democrat of Georgia died last month, On Thursday, funeral services were held in Georgia. Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama all spoke at the service. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 24, 2020
    Michael Balsamo, Lead Justice Dept. & Federal Law Enforcement Reporter, The AP
    After more than 20 years the federal government has begun executing those on federal death row, AP Justice Department Correspondent Michael Balsamo joins to discuss the experiences of witnessing two of them this summer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 17, 2020
    Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent, Fairfax County Public Schools
    This week's guests explains the debate over whether or not to send children back to physical classrooms or do at home distance learning. This all comes as cases of covid-19 continue to climb in the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 10, 2020
    Danielle Pletka, Senior Foreign Policy Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
    Our guest this week digs deep into the political situation in Hong Kong. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 3, 2020
    David Sanger, National Security Correspondent, The New York Times
    New York Times National Security Correspondent David Sanger talks about the latest on Afghan contractors handing out Russian cash to kill American soldiers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 26, 2020
    Gerald Seib, Executive Washington Editor, The Wall Street Journal
    Our guest has covered Washington D.C. at the Wall Street Journal, for over 40 years. He joins us to discuss the 2020 presidential campaign along with his new book "We Should Have See It Coming". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 19, 2020
    Patrick Buchanan, Speech Writer, Nixon Administration
    Our guest is a former speech writer for President Richard Nixon during his 1968 presidential campaign. We examine the historical parallels of what Americans are seeing today versus what the United States experienced during the 1968 campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 12, 2020
    Margaret Brennan, Moderator, Face the Nation
    Face the Nation Moderator Margaret Brennan talks about the importance of the role of "moderator", the hurried pace of the news, and what preparing for the program entails. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 5, 2020
    Camille Busette, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
    Our guest this week is Camille Busette, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, who joins us to talk about racial and economic inequality. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 28, 2020
    Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Congressional Modernization
    By its very nature Congress is a highly partisan body. But historically…there have been moments when the two parties come together for the greater good. Is there a way for the House tone down the political rancor? It's a subject we address with Congressman Derek Kilmer, the chair of a House Select Committee looking at ways to improve the institution. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 21, 2020
    Ed Yong, Staff Writer at The Atlantic
    The Atlantic's science writer Ed Yong discusses the patchwork response to the coronavirus pandemic. He believes that the United States is not out of the woods yet talks about how the virus has exploited the growing disparities between population sectors.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 14, 2020
    Walter Mondale, Former Vice President of the United States
    Former Vice President and one-time Democratic Presidential Nominee Walter Mondale, the last Democratic nominee to select a female running mate, Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro. He talks about his decision to choose the Congresswoman, who he thinks Vice President Joe Biden should choose for his running mate, and take a look back at what made Vice President Mondale's time in office different from that of his contemporaries Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 7, 2020
    Harold Holzer, President Lincoln Author and Historian
    Lincoln historian and author Harold Holzer is our guest by phone from his home in Rye, New York, to discuss the recent remarks by President Donald Trump on his comparison to the 16th President of the United States and his relationship with the press. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 1, 2020
    Dr. Charmaine Yoest, Vice President, Heritage Foundation
    This week our guest is Dr. Charmaine Yoest, a vice president at the Heritage Foundation who is currently serving on the National Coronavirus Recovery Commission. She discusses her work in getting American's back to work as they face one of the greatest challenges of their lifetime. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 24, 2020
    Leonard Downie Jr., Former Executive Editor, The Washington Post
    Former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr. joins to discuss his latest report with the Committee to Project Journalists. It catalogs President Trump's anti-press behaviors and charges of "fake news." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 17, 2020
    Jonathan Karl, Chief White House Correspondent, ABC News
    ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl joins to discuss his time covering President Donald Trump, leading the White House Correspondent Association during the Coronavirus pandemic, and his latest book "Front Row at the Trump Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 10, 2020
    Peter Brookes, Senior Fellow of National Security, Heritage Foundation
    Heritage Foundation National Security Senior Fellow Peter Brookes joins The Weekly to talk about COVID-19 pandemic. He offers his insights into when life might return to normal and the importance of not ending social distancing too soon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 3, 2020
    Dan Balz, Washington Post National Political Correspondent
    Washington Post National Political Correspondent Dan Balz joins the program to discuss the latest on the coronavirus and its impact on Campaign 2020. With the Democratic Party delaying its convention and states pushing back their primaries, where do things stand with Democratic front runner Joe Biden? Dan Balz shares his assessment on all that plus on President Trump's progress as he tries to manage a pandemic and an economic meltdown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 27, 2020
    Craig Shirley, Author and Historian
    Author, historian, and lecturer Craig Shirley compares the sacrifices made by our parents and grandparents during World War Two and the depression to the sacrifices being made today due to the Coronavirus outbreak. He expounds on his thoughts first expressed in a Fox News opinion piece that today's sacrifices don't quite match those made by earlier generations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 20, 2020
    Doris Kearns Goodwin, Historian
    As the country deals with the Coronavirus pandemic historian Doris Kearns Goodwin looks at how some of America's greatest presidents have dealt with crisis situations. She writes about it in her latest book "Leadership in Turbulent Times". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 13, 2020
    Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Director John Shaw
    This week we speak with John Shaw, Director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University, on the act of statesmanship. At a time when our politics, media, even our leaders are politically polarized, where are our leaders? We talk about some leaders who have put country ahead of party. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 6, 2020
    Cook Political Report House Editor David Wasserman
    This week David Wasserman, House Editor for the Cook Political Report, joins The Weekly to discuss his study on the relationship between where you shop and eat and your voting choices. It's being called the "Whole Foods vs Cracker Barrel" study. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 28, 2020
    FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub
    What exactly is the Federal Election Commission? This week FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub, sits down to talk about the job, the commissioners, and what work they are doing during the 2020 election cycle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 21, 2020
    GW Professor of Media and Ethics Peter Loge
    On this episode Peter Loge, media and ethics professor at George Washington University joins C-SPAN to talk Campaign 2020, the candidates, and that he thinks the media should focus less on the so-called "horse race" and more on candidates' policies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 14, 2020
    Trump 2020 Campaign Principal Deputy Communications Director Erin Perrine
    Erin Perrine, Principal Deputy Communicators Director for President Donald Trump's election campaign sits down to talk about what's ahead in Campaign 2020, the President's strategy, and politics both in and outside the beltway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 7, 2020
    New Hampshire Radio Talk Show Host Jack Heath
    New Hampshire Today radio talk show host Jack Heath speaks with C-SPAN about the New Hampshire primary, the candidates, and President Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 31, 2020
    Lenny Bernstein and Dr. Pat Lord on the Coronavirus
    Lenny Bernstein, health and medicine reporter at the Washington Post, and Dr. Pat Lord, Teaching Professor of Biology at Wake Forest University, discuss what the public should be concerned about and what the coronavirus really is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 24, 2020
    Joe Fuld, Founder of DC Political Consulting Firm The Campaign Workshop
    Joe Fuld, Founder of DC Political Consulting Firm The Campaign Workshop, discusses Campaign 2020 and the strategies candidates are using. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 17, 2020
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry on Climate Change & Campaign 2020
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry discusses his latest push for public action against climate change. Plus he talks about President Donald Trump and Campaign 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 10, 2020
    Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and the War Powers Act
    Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) talks about the history of the War Powers Act, how he thinks it needs to be changed, and its application today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 3, 2020
    Washington Post's Greg Miller on National Security
    An in-depth look at President Trump's national security team with Washington Post National Security Reporter Greg Miller. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 29, 2019
    Politico's Cannabis Reporter Natalie Fertig
    This week our guest is federal cannabis policy reporter Natalie Fertig. She joins C-SPAN to talk about marijuana, the policy stakeholders on Capitol Hill, and where the future of cannabis legislation might be headed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 20, 2019
    A Conversation with Constitutional Scholar Joshua Geltzer
    This week our guest is legal and constitutional scholar Joshua Geltzer of Georgetown University. He joins us to discuss the impeachment, what's next, and where it could fit in the history of the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 13, 2019
    A Conversation with Amtrak Senior Vice President Stephen Gardner
    This week C-SPAN sits down with Amtrak Senior Vice President Stephen Gardner to talk about the future of trains in the United States. He also discusses competition to the railroad, the northeast corridor, and the future of the organization. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 6, 2019
    A Conversation with John Harris, Founding Editor of Politico
    This week our guest is John Harris, Founding Editor of Politico. He joins C-SPAN to talk about the 2020 Presidential Campaign of Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 27, 2019
    A Conversation with John Donvan, Moderator of Intelligence Squared U.S.
    This week our guest is John Donvan, host and moderator for Intelligence Squared U.S. He discusses his forum that gathers together experts to debate propositions on topics of public interest in Oxford Union style format. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 15, 2019
    A Conversation with former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel
    This week our guest is former Senator and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. He discusses the decision by the Trump Administration to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, the state of the Republican Party, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 8, 2019
    A Conversation with White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway
    This week C-SPAN talks to Kellyanne Conway, White House Counselor and a Senior Advisor to President Donald Trump. She talks about the impeachment process in the House, her polling analysis of Tuesday's elections, and what is ahead in 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 1, 2019
    A Conversation with Cyber Warfare Expert Jacqueline Schneider
    This week C-SPAN sits down with Jacqueline Schneider, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Her focus is on cyber warfare and the threat of artificial intelligence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 25, 2019
    A Conversation with President Reagan's Former Speechwriter Peter Robinson
    Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Former Presidential speechwriter Peter Robinson joins CSPAN to talk about Campaign 2020 and his time writing for President Ronald Reagan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 18, 2019
    A Conversation with Former Secretary of State George Shultz
    Former Secretary of State George Shultz sits down with C-SPAN to talk about climate change, diplomacy, and his life in public service. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 11, 2019
    Rural America with Researchers Dante Chinni and Ari Pinkus
    On this epsiode we speak with researcers from the American Communities Project at George Washington University, Dante Chinni and Ari Pinkus, who looked at life in rural America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 4, 2019
    Covering Washington with Syndicated Columnist Mark Shields
    Our guest this week is syndicated columnist and PBS commentator Mark Shields. He shares stories and experiences during his 50 years working and writing about Washington. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 27, 2019
    What's going on with impeachment? With Elaine Kamarck of Brookings
    A conversation with Elaine Kamarck, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, on the history of impeachment, the precedent of prior trials, and speculation around the current situation surrounding President Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 20, 2019
    What's up with China? With Ryan Hass Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution
    This week our guest is Ryan Hass, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He joins us to talk about China, the issues with protestors in Hong Kong, and what the United States should watch for moving forward if they hope to come out on top. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 13, 2019
    The Heritage Foundation's Amy Swearer on the 2nd Amendment
    With Congress back in town all sides are stepping up to further the discussion on the gun debate. In August, 53 people died in mass shootings across the United States. Now the debate over the 2nd Amendment extends to background checks, red flag laws, and the sale of certain types of weapons. This week we talk to Amy Swearer, she serves as the Senior Legal Policy Analyst at the Heritage Foundation. She joins us to discuss the fine line between tackling gun violence while also not trampling civil liberties. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 6, 2019
    Susan Glasser of The New Yorker answers "Who is Mike Pompeo?"
    During the 2016 Republican Presidential Primaries then Congressman Mike Pompeo described Donald Trump as a 'con artist.' Today he is one of President Trump's closest advisors, serving as Secretary of State. But how did he get there? And who is he? Susan Glasser of The New Yorker describes the relationship between the two men. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 30, 2019
    Hollywood and D.C. with Ted Johnson
    Americans love their movies and Hollywood loves movies about Washington. Our guest this week is Ted Johnson, his website DCHollywood.com, follows the intersection between the two power centers. He joins C-SPAN's The Weekly to talk about some of the most iconic moments in film that portray presidents, Congresses, and politics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 23, 2019
    Opioid Epidemic with Washington Post's Steven Rich
    The Washington Post's Steven Rich sits down with C-SPAN's The Weekly to talk about the opioid epidemic and its impact on America. The Post wrote a series of articles on the drug abuse problem in the United States and Steven Rich breaks down the data behind the drug's destruction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 16, 2019
    Future of Afghanistan with Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution
    The war in Afghanistan is America's longest. Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution talks about how we got here and what could happen in the future under President Trump's leadership. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 9, 2019
    Primary Politics with Elaine Kamarck of the Brookings Institution
    We sit down with Elaine Kamarck, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution on primary politics. She talks with C-SPAN about how the primary process continues to evolve with american politics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 2, 2019
    President Donald Trump on his presidency and time in office
    President Trump talked to C-SPAN about his presidency and agenda. Topics included his toughest day in office so far, political divisions in the country, racism, getting advice from former presidents, his use of Twitter to reach the public, and the 2020 presidential race. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 26, 2019
    Concord Coaltion executive director Robert Bixby on the national debt and how the nation can begin to its fiscal house in order.
    Robert Bixby, Concord Coalition executive director, talks about the national debt, which is now approaching $23 trillion. He talks about what got us here and how the nation can begin to put its fiscal house in order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 19, 2019
    Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Jerry Seib on the Democrats and the Road to the White House
    The Wall Street Journal's Executive Washington Editor Jerry Seib talks about the state of the Democratic Party. He's been covering presidential elections since 1980 and shares his insights and observations about today's state of politics moving into the 2020 presidential election season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 12, 2019
    The Mueller Report: What to know before next week's hearings with Harvard Professor Thomas Patterson
    This epsiode of C-SPAN's The Weekly features Harvard's Kennedy School Professor Thomas Patterson. He talks about the Mueller Report, how the media covers those involved, and what could happen next week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 3, 2019
    Comedy and the First Amendment with The Newseum's Patty Rhule
    This week, a conversation on Jon Stewart, his humor, and the way comedy educates. Our guest is Patty Rhule, Vice President of Content and Exhibit development at The Newseum in Washington, D.C. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 28, 2019
    What's happening with Iran? The New York Times Reporter David Sanger Explains
    This week, a conversation with David Sanger of The New York Times. His thoughts on what's next with Iran, cyberwarfare, Russia, and more on his latest book The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 21, 2019
    The 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots
    This week, a conversation with Brock Thompson, Washington Blade columnist. He talks about the Stonewall riots, the history of the LGBTQ movement, equality, and his own personal journey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 14, 2019
    Are Democracies becoming more polarized, intolerant and dysfunctional?
    This week a conversation with Larry Diamond, Stanford University professor and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, out with a new book, "Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition and American Complacency". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 7, 2019
    The U.S. and the U.K.: How will the next British Prime Minister govern? Will Brexit ever happen? What does it mean for the partnetship between Washington and London?
    This week we take a look at what's next in the relationship between the U.S. and U.K. We talk to Heather Conley, Sr. Vice President and Director of the Europe program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 31, 2019
    25th Anniversary of the 1994 Crime Bill w/ Ed Chung from the Center for American Progress
    This week we take an in-depth look at the 1994 Crime Bill, how it came about and what, if any changes may come. Our guest is Ed Chung, Vice President of Criminal Justice Reform for the Center for American Progress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 24, 2019
    Memorial Day 2019: Remembering the Battle of the Bulge with Harry Miller.
    This week we talk to World War II veteran Harry Miller about his experience in the Battle of the Bulge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 17, 2019
    The U.S., China, and trade with The Washington Post's David Lynch.
    This week we talk to The Washington Post's David Lynch on U.S.-China trade, tariffs, and what it will take to resolve the differences between the world's two largest economies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 10, 2019
    What's happening in the Arctic with Blake Hounshell of Politico
    This week we sit down with Politico's Blake Hounshell on what's happening in the Arctic Circle and why you should care. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 3, 2019
    Congressional Races in 2020 with Mike DeBonis of The Washington Post
    This week we sit down The Washington Post's Mike DeBonis to talk about congressional races in 2020. He breaks down what and where those who are interested should start looking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 26, 2019
    CEO's Rob Kennedy and Susan Swain on C-SPAN's The Presidents
    This week we sit down with C-SPAN's co-CEO's Rob Kennedy and Susan Swain to talk about C-SPAN's latest book "The Presidents: Noted Historians Rank America's Best and Worst Chief Executives". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 19, 2019
    Rep. Debbie Dingell on Life/Legacy of Rep. John Dingell
    This week we sit down with Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) about the life and legacy of her husband, the late Rep. John Dingell (D-MI, 1955-2015), the longest serving U.S. Representative in history, who died in February at age 92. She talks about his leadership on the environment, civil rights and health care. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 12, 2019
    Gerrymandering with Kathay Feng of Common Cause
    This week we sit down with Kathay Feng of Common Cause and talk about gerrymandering. She explains the recent case about gerrymanding that just went before the Supreme Court of the United States and what it could mean for states moving forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 5, 2019
    Brexit with Nile Gardiner of The Heritage Foundation
    This week we sit down with Nile Gardiner, a former staffer for British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and now the Director of the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at the Heritage Foundation. He talks about what is next for Brexit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 29, 2019
    The Electoral College w/Vann Newkirk II & Alex Keyssar
    This week, we examine the Electoral College. It's now an issue in Campaign 2020 and a topic Vann Newkirk II has been writing about for The Atlantic. We also talk to Harvard University history professor Alex Keyssar, who's upcoming book is called "Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 22, 2019
    Don Stewart, former aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
    Don Stewart worked for Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for 12 years. He offers an insider's view of the Republican leader and working on Capitol Hill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 15, 2019
    Foreign Money and Lobbying with Reporter Tom Frank
    What role does foreign money play in lobbying in America? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 8, 2019
    Congressional Investigations, Elaine Kamarck, Brookings
    How does Congress investigate the President of the United States? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 1, 2019
    Green New Deal, Lisa Friedman, NYT
    A look at the Green New Deal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 22, 2019
    US/N.Korean Summit; Jung Pak, Brookings Institution
    A preview of next week's meeting between President Trump and N Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 15, 2019
    Medicare in 2020; Bill Arnone CEO, Nat'l Academy of Social Insurance
    Joining The Weekly Podcast is Bill Arnone, CEO of The National Academy of Social Insurance and an expert on all things Medicare. He talks about, the history of Medicare, the age one receives Medicare, and what's next for the program. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 8, 2019
    Episode 92: Inside Syria with Author Gayle Tzemach of the Council on Foreign Relations
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast: As U.S. troops prepare to leave Syria, what is next for the war-torn country? Our guest is author Gayle Tzemach of the Council Foreign Relations. She's been to Syria five times since 2017 and shares with C-SPAN an inside look at the country. She provides extensive insight into the country and what could happen next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 25, 2019
    Episode 90: Drug Lobbyists with The Washington Post's Christopher Rowland
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast: We examine America's drug industry and the intense lobbying effort by pharmaceutical companies here in Washington, D.C. It's a multi-million dollar industry to influence Congress and that includes a number of "ghost" lobbying groups. Our guest is Chris Rowland who covers the drug and health care beat for The Washington Post. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 25, 2019
    Episode 91: An inside look at Congress with Fox Senior Capitol Hill Producer Chad Pergram
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast: One month into the 116th Congress are we seeing progress after the end of the 35 day government shutdown? We sit down with veteran Capitol Hill Producer for Fox News Chad Pergram. He explains how Congress really works with his stories, insights, and historical perspective. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 18, 2019
    Episode 89: Immigration and Border Security with Tom Jawetz, Vice President of Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast: On this edition we examine the immigration debate in this country beyond the border wall. What should be done? And politically in a divided government...what can we expect? For some answers C-SPAN spoke with Vice President of Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress Tom Jawetz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 11, 2019
    Episode 88: Attorney General Nominee William Barr's Confirmation Hearing with CBS News Justice Correspondent Paula Reid
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast: The Senate debate is now underway on President Trump's nominee to replace fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions. William Barr is before the Senate Judiciary Committee this month...with Senate floor debate to follow. What can we expect from the Democrats and Republicans? Just how contentious will it get? And who is William Barr? Questions we delve into with Paula Reid, who covers the Justice Department and the White House for CBS News. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 4, 2019
    Episode 87: The 116th Congress Explained with The Hill's Editor in Chief Bob Cusack
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast: A new year brings to Washington a familiar face to the job of Speaker. Nancy Pelosi becomes the first House Member since Sam Rayburn in 1955 to hold the position, lose the majority, then re-gain the majority in a subsequent Congress to become Speaker Again. On this episode of The Weekly Podcast, a look ahead at the 116th Congress with The Hill's Editor in Chief Bob Cusack. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 28, 2018
    Episode 86: Exit Interview with Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast: As part of a series of C-SPAN interviews with retiring members of Congress, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) reflects on his relationship with President Trump, his time in Congress, and what he might be planning next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 21, 2018
    Episode 85: Exit Interview with Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO)
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast: As part of a series of C-SPAN interviews with retiring members of Congress, Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) reflected on her career and time in the U.S. Senate, her relationship with President Barack Obama, and her legacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 14, 2018
    Episode 84: The World in 2019 with The Economist's Executive Editor Daniel Franklin
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast: What will the year 2019 usher into the world? Joining us this week is The Economist's Executive Editor Daniel Franklin, who sits down with us to discuss with us everything from Brexit, to the global economy, even outer space. This week's issue of the economist tries to answer what will happen with all of that and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 7, 2018
    Episode 83: The 116th Congress with The Weekly Standard's Executive Editor Fred Barnes
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast: The start of the 116th Congress is just weeks away – will it be different with divided government? Will leards from different parties work together? How will they work with Republican President Donald Trump? The Weekly Standard's Executive Editor Fred Barnes joins C-SPAN's The Weekly podcast to answer those questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 30, 2018
    Episode 82: Amazon's HQ2 with Washington Business Journal Money Reporter Andy Medici
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast: Amazon announced the location of its second headquarters on November 13th, splitting the so-called HQ2 between Arlington, Virginia and Long Island City, New York. But what's next? How did Amazon make the decision? Did the Virginia and New York governors give too much in tax incentives to get Amazon to come to their states? Our guest this week is Andy Medici, Money Reporter at the Washington Business Journal. He joins C-SPAN to about the future of Amazon's HQ2, how Amazon got so powerful, and why it chose these locations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 23, 2018
    Episode 81: The Trump Presidency with historians Douglas Brinkley, Richard Norton Smith, and Edna Medford
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast: This is part two of an hour-long conversation with three nationally known presidential historians. They offer historical context for the Trump Presidency. Historian and presidential biographer Douglas Brinkley, Civil War and Reconstruction era historian Edna Greene Medford of Howard University, and Richard Norton Smith, biographer of President Washington, President Hoover, and President Gerald Ford. They were interviewed by C-SPAN's Brian Lamb as part of a forthcoming C-SPAN book on presidential leadership which will be published in the Spring of 2019. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 16, 2018
    Episode 80: The Trump Presidency with historians Douglas Brinkley, Richard Norton Smith, and Edna Medford
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast: This is part one of an hour-long conversation with three nationally known presidential historians. They offer historical context for the Trump Presidency. Historian and presidential biographer Douglas Brinkley, Civil War and Reconstruction era historian Edna Greene Medford of Howard University, and Richard Norton Smith, biographer of President Washington, President Hoover, and President Gerald Ford. They were interviewed by C-SPAN's Brian Lamb as part of a forthcoming C-SPAN book on presidential leadership which will be published in the Spring of 2019. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 9, 2018
    Episode 79: Veterans Day with Executive Director of Army National Military Cemeteries Karen Durham-Aguilera
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast: On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th Month of 1918 the major hostilities of World War I formally ended. Every year we commemorate that moment with Veterans Day. Joining us to talk about it this week is Executive Director of Army National Military Cemeteries Karen Durham-Aguilera. She speaks about the importance of Arlington National Cemetery, its commitment to service members, its annual National Veterans Day Observance ceremony, and the history of burial for service members. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 2, 2018
    Episode 78: Campaign 2018 with Mark Murray, Senior Political Editor for NBC News
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast: Tuesday is election day and control of both the House and Senate are at stake. NBC News Senior Political Editor Mark Murray joins C-SPAN to talk about what to look for as the results come in. We take a deep dive into House races across the country that could prove to be bellwethers for what is to come. Plus he shares his own experiences from past election nights and how NBC prepares for election night coverage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 26, 2018
    Episode 77: Wilson Center Program Director of Middle East Affairs Aaron David Miller on U.S. and Saudi Arabia Relations
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast: Since 1933 The United States and Saudi Arabia have held full diplomatic relations with each other….despite one country being an conservative Islamic absolute monarchy and the other a secular, constitutional republic. But since the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi…relations between the two countries have come into a new light. Joining us on C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast to discuss the history of the United States and Saudi Arabia, the special relationship between the two countries, and what's next is Aaron David Miller, Vice President and Middle East Program Director at the Wilson Center. An expert on US policy in the Middle East he answers these questions and proposes what the Trump Administration could do moving forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 19, 2018
    Episode 76: Author, Columnist, and Professor Steven Pearlstein on the United States Economy
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast: It was one of the most significant financial meltdowns since the Great Depression. In September 2008 President George W. Bush and Congress had to make decisions to shore up the country's banks and financial markets. One of the factors that led to the collapse was the failure of the investment bank Lehman Brothers and the shattering of the subprime mortgage bubble. After spending over 700 billion dollars under the program known as TARP, is the United States fully recovered? C-SPAN talks with Author, Professor, and Washington Post Columnist Steven Pearlstein. The author of "Can American Capitalism Survive" he sits down to discuss the chances of a financial meltdown of this magnitude happening again, why it happened before, and what can be done for the future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 12, 2018
    Episode 75: Former RNC Chairman and Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour on Midterms, the Republican Party, and Politics
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast: Our guest is a man who knows both how to play the game of politics and who knows all the players in the game. Starting in the late 1960's...Haley Barbour left his senior year of college to go work on then candidate Richard Nixon's presidential campaign...Two years later he was running the 1970 census for the state of Mississippi….In the 1980's he served as a political aid to President Ronald Reagan. By 1993 he became the Chairman of the Republican National Committee and in 2003 he was elected by the state of Mississippi to be their 63rd Governor. He joins C-SPAN to talk about his career, the upcoming midterm elections, and the current political climate in America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 5, 2018
    Episode 74: What is going on with Brexit? The Heritage Foundation's Nile Gardiner talks trade, borders, and Brussels
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast: It has been more than two years since voters in Great Britain voted to withdraw from the European Union. That exit to begin in six months...March 29th, 2019. Citing economic and border concerns...Britain opted to remove itself from trade and border agreements with the continent. But where does it all stand? The Heritage Foundation's Senior Fellow Nile Gardiner sits down with C-SPAN's The Weekly to share his views on what's happening across the Atlantic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 28, 2018
    Episode 73: NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell on her career, covering seven presidents, and the state of journalism in America
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast: When Andrea Mitchell began her career in journalism, there were three major networks and three evening news programs. That is not the case today. Cable Networks run 24 hours a day, seven days a week...along with countless other outlets. As NBC's Chief Foreign Affairs correspondent and host of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports, she has covered seven presidents, traveled the world, and broke countless stories. She joins C-SPAN's The Weekly to speak about her career, her interviews, and her life in the news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 21, 2018
    Episode 72: Is the United States in a trade with China? China expert Dr. Michael Pillsbury of the Hudson Insitute joins us to give his perspectives.
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast: Are we witnessing the beginning of a trade war between the United States and China? Or is it the new business as usual? Earlier this month after the United States announced it would impose 200 billion dollars of new import taxes on Chinese goods…China retaliated. Saying they would impose 60 billion on US exports. But how did we get here? And is this a short term economic rift between the two countries or are they in it for the long haul? Joining us to discuss is Dr. Michael Pillsbury, Director of the Center on Chinese Strategy at the Hudson Institute and author of The Hundred Year Marathon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 14, 2018
    Episode 71: FEMA: What is it and how does it operate with Former FEMA Director Joe Allbaugh
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast our guest is Former Director of FEMA Joe Allbaugh. He explains what the agency does and how it helps communities after disasters. He also joins us to talk about his time as FEMA Director during September 11th, 2001 and provides his thoughts on the agency today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 7, 2018
    Episode 70: Key Midterm Senate Elections with Kyle Kondik of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast our guest is Kyle Kondik, Managing Editor for Sabato's Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia. With only two months until the midterm elections he answers will there be a blue wave in the Senate? Or will it remain in Republican hands. He sits down with C-SPAN to discuss the issues that will be shaping this election and what states could play key roles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 31, 2018
    Episode 69: The Steele Dossier with Vox Senior Correspondent Matthew Yglesias
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast our guest Matthew Yglesias, Vox Co-Founder and Senior Correspondent focusing on politics and the economy. He joins us to talk about the Steele Dossier. What is it? What's in it? And why is it so controversial? We drill down into why it continues to be spoken about and what's next for the people mentioned inside of it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 24, 2018
    Episode 68: 1968 Politics with former LBJ Appointments Secretary James Jones
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast our guest is James Jones, former Appointments Secretary to President Lyndon Johnson, former Democratic Congressman and former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. He talks about 1968 politics, including LBJ's decision not to seek another term, the violent DNC Convention in Chicago(50 years ago this week), Vietnam War demostrations, and the assassination of Robert Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 17, 2018
    Episode 67: Solving the Federal Spending Crisis with Former OMB Director Alice Rivlin
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast our guest is former Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget and Founding Director of the Congressional Budget Office, Alice Rivlin. She joins us in studio to talk about solving the federal spending crisis and provides context and insights into how the U.S. debt has grown to almost 22 trillion dollars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 10, 2018
    Episode 66: The Press and the Presidency with Former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast our guest is former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry. He joins us to talk about the relationship between the press and the administration. He provides insights and talks about his time as press secretary and speaks about if he believes freedom of the press is under attack. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 3, 2018
    Episode 65: Dean Ronald Weich of The University of Baltimore Law School
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast our guest is Ronald Weich, Dean of the University of Balitmore Law School. He joins us to talk about the Supreme Court nomination process for Judge Brent Kavanaugh. He shares some behind the scenes stories from his time on Capitol Hill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 27, 2018
    Episode 64: Ahman Majidyar of The Middle East Institute
    On this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast our guest is a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute and expert on Iran, Ahman Majidyar. From the Shah's rise to power in the 1940's, to the hostage crisis during the Carter Administration and today with the U.S. now out of that Iranian nuclear deal. We take an in depth look at the nearly 80 year history between our two countries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 20, 2018
    Episode 63: New York University Law Professor Melissa Murray
    Our guest on this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly is New York University Law Professor Melissa Murray. She walks us through two primary cases on abortion, Roe v. Wade in 1973 and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Professor Murray offers her insights into what could happen moving forward and how a new Supreme Court Justice could impact the original decision. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 13, 2018
    Episode 62: Author and Columnist George Will
    Our guest on this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly is author and Washington Post columnist George Will. He joins us to talk about why baseball is the perfect game for the American Democracy and how past presidents have impacted the game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 6, 2018
    Episode 61: Author and Columnist Michael Cohen
    Our guest on this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly is author and Boston Globe contributor Michael Cohen. He joins us to talk about the summer of 1968 and his book, "American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and the Politics of Division." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 29, 2018
    Episode 60: White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders
    Our guest on this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly is White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. She joins us to talk about President Trump's relationship with the White House press corps, the tone of his presidency, and her interactions with the media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 22, 2018
    Episode 59: Georgetown Univeristy Law Professor Susan Low Bloch
    The presidential pardon is a source of consideration, debate, and discussion. Ultmately the decision comes down to one person, the President. But does he decide who gets pardoned? Our guest this week is Georgetown Law Professor Susan Low Bloch. She joins us to talk about the use of the presidential pardon, its roots in the constitution, and how it has been used over the years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 15, 2018
    Episode 58: Martha Kumar of the White House Transition Project
    This week's guest is Martha Joynt Kumar, director of the White House Transition Project and professor emeritus at Towson University in Maryland. She joins us to talk about the current Trump White House, staff turnovers, and media accessibility. She carefully tracks presidents and their administrations and gives us a historical perspective on daily press briefings from President Ronald Reagan through today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 8, 2018
    Episode 57: Jean Lee on the rise of the Kim family
    Our guest this week is Jean H Lee. She talked about her Esquire article "Inside Kim Jong-Un's Bloody Scramble to Kill Off His Family". This interview was taped and orginally released in August 2017. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 25, 2018
    Episode 56: Maya MacGuineas on the Debt and Deficit
    Our guest this week is the Maya MacGuineas, She is the president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and the head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. We talked with her about the differences between the $20 trillion debt and the year-to-year deficit and why failing to raise the debt ceiling could be catastrophic for the U.S. and global economies. This interview was taped and orginally released in the middle of 2017. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 25, 2018
    Episode 55: Jason Rezaian
    This week's guest is Washington Post Global Opinion Writer Jason Rezaian. In 2012 he moved to Iran, serving as the Washington Post foreign affairs correspondent based in Tehran. Two years later in 2014 he was taken hostage by Iranian authorities, convicted in a closed door trial, and held for 544 days. He joins us to talk about his experience in Iran and what might be in store now that the United States has withdrawn from the Iran Nuclear deal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 18, 2018
    Episode 54: Cokie Roberts
    This week we revist our January conversation with ABC Contributor Cokie Roberts. We sit down with her to discuss the relationship between The White House and Congress, both today and through history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 11, 2018
    Episode 53: James Acton
    Our guest on this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast is James Actor. He is the Co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program and a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. With a date and location now set for the upcoming summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, we take a closer look at how the United States prepares for this historic summit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 4, 2018
    Episode 52: Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe
    Our guest on this episode is former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. Governor McAuliffe first entered the political circuit at the age of 23 as Former President Jimmy Carter's National Finance Director. By 2000 he was named Democratic National Committee Chairman and in 2013 he was elected Governor of Virginia. He joins us to talk about the 2018 Midterm elections, his work on redistricting, and the possibility of a Presidential run in 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 27, 2018
    Episode 51: George Condon
    Our guest on this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast is George Condon, White House Correspondent for the National Journal and a past President of the White House Correspondents Association. He joins us to talk about the history of the WHCA dinner and past moments that still bring laughter today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 20, 2018
    Episode 50: Sen. David Perdue (R-GA)
    Our guest this week on C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast is Georgia Republican Senator David Perdue. Elected in 2014, Senator Perdue is a Fortune 500 businessman and a strong deficit hawk. He joins us to talk about American's 21 trillion-dollar debt and how it is one of the greatest threats to national security. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 13, 2018
    Episode 49: Nina Jankowicz
    Our guest this week is Nina Jankowicz, a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center. She joins us to talk about the North Atlantic Trade Alliance, commonly known as NATO. She gives the history of the organization, how it is funded, and what's next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 6, 2018
    Episode 48: Sheila Tate
    Our guest this week is Sheila Tate, she provides a close look at Former First Lady Nancy Reagan. Shelia Tate served as Mrs. Reagan's press secretary from 1981 till 1985. She later co-founded the public relations firm Powell-Tate. From the White House Years….to President Reagan's long goodbye as he battled Alzheimer's, she shares stories from her newly released book, "Lady in Red: An Intimate Portrait of Nancy Reagan." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 23, 2018
    Episode 46: Dennis Wilder
    Our guest this week is Dennis Wilder...a former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for East Asian Affairs at the National Security Council, he now teaches at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. He joins us to talk about North Korea. What will a possible summit between the United States and North Korea look like? Professor Wilder explains the history, the issues, and offeres advice to President Trump as both sides plan for these potentially historic negotiations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 16, 2018
    Episode 45: John Lawrence
    Our guest this week is John Lawrence, a veteran congressional hill staffer who retired after 38 years in Congress. Including a tenture as Chief of Staff to Democratic leader and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He joins us to talk about his new book The Class of 1974, which looks at the so called 'Watergate Babies', the group of representatives that came into office after the resignation of President Richard Nixon. He also discusses the roots of partisanship on Capitol Hill and what there nees to be more of in Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 9, 2018
    Episode 44: James Jones
    Our guest this week is James Jones, a former Member of Congress and U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. Our conversation focuses on 50 years ago when Ambassador Jones was President Lyndon Johnson's appointment secretary. He shares with us his never before heard account of the night President Johnson announced he would not seek re-election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 2, 2018
    Episode 43: Christopher Glazek
    Our guest this week is Christopher Glazek of Esquire Magazine, who's piece titled "The Secretive Family Making Billions from the Opioid Crisis," focuses on the Sackler Family. Forbes Magazine put the family's wealth at around 14 billion in 2015. Most of that comes from Purdue Pharma, which makes Oxycotin. Now our discussion about the Sackler family and ties to the opioid crisis facing America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 23, 2018
    Episode 42: Peter Irons
    This week our guest is Peter Irons, a retired Professor of Political Science at UC San Diego and the author of the book "A People's History of the Supreme Court." On February 26th, we launch the second season of Landmark Cases, an in depth look at tweleve important Supreme Court decisions. Dr. Irons spoke with us about a few of those including McCulloch v. Maryland and Plessy v. Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 16, 2018
    Episode 41: Matt Schlapp
    This week our guest is American Conservative Union Chair Matt Schlapp. C-PAC is the oldest conservative lobbying organization in the country. Later this month his organization will host the annual "C-PAC" conference outside Washington, D.C. Following President Trump's first year in office, we spoke to Mr. Schlapp about the history of C-PAC, the Republican agenda, and the upcoming midterm elections. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 2, 2018
    Episode 40: Former Head of the Justice Department's National Security Division
    This week we speak with David Kris, former head of the Justice Department's National Security Division and an expert on FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act). He discusses what FISA is, what is means, and why it is front page news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 2, 2018
    Episode 39: Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell on Infrastructure
    This week: This week we take at the state of America's infrastructure with former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. He's also the co-founder of Building America's Future, an organization committed to improving the US infrastructure system. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 26, 2018
    Episode 38: Cokie Roberts on Congress
    This week: Our guest this is week is Cokie Roberts, a political commentator for ABC News and National Public Radio and the author of six New York Times bestsellers on women in America. American politics is at a crossroads. Cokie Roberts gives her insights into the current relationship between Capitol Hill and the White House and what could come next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 21, 2017
    Episode 37: Michael Beschloss on the LBJ Tapes
    This week: The LBJ tapes- President Lyndon Baines Johnson and the audio recordings made during his presidency. We spoke with presidential historian and author Michael Beschloss. He's the author of two books examining the recordings, "Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964" and "Reaching for Glory: Lyndon Johnson's Secret White House Tapes, 1964-1965." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 17, 2017
    Episode 36: Bruce Riedel on Saudi Arabia
    This week we take a look at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with Bruce Riedel. He is a senior fellow and director of the Brookings Intelligence Project at the Brookings Institution. He's also the author of "Kings and Presidents: Saudi Arabia and the United States Since FDR." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 10, 2017
    Episode 35: William Doyle on the History of Guns in the U.S.
    This week we look at the history of guns in America with Author William Doyle. He's the written a number of books including, "American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms," which he co-wrote with the late Chris Kyle of "American Sniper" fame. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 3, 2017
    Episode 34: Ambassador Gary Locke on China and the U.S.
    This week we look at the history of on U.S.-China relations from President Nixon's historic visit in 1972 through today. We get the perspective of Ambassador Gary Locke, who served as the United States' envoy to China from 2011 to 2014. President Trump visits the country this week as part of a five-nation Asian tour. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 27, 2017
    Episode 33: Michael McCann on Sports and the Federal Government
    This week we're joined by Michael McCann for a discussion on the history of the federal government's involvement with college and professional sports. He is the director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute at the University of New Hampshire School of Law as well as a regular contributor to Sports Illustrated. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 20, 2017
    Episode 32: Blaine Harden on the Korean War
    This week author and journalist Blaine Harden joins us to discuss his book 'King of Spies,' and how the Korean Peninsula continues to be impacted by a war fought more than 50 years. It created the De-Militarized Zone along the 38th Parallel and tensions for every U.S. President since Harry Truman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 13, 2017
    Episode 31: Steve Liesman on the Stock Market and Your Money
    This week we're joined by CNBC Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman for a crash-course on economics, focusing on how the federal government and stock market impact the national economy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 6, 2017
    Episode 30: C-SPAN Executive Chairman Brian Lamb on the Creation of C-SPAN Radio
    C-SPAN Radio was launched on October 9th, 1997. To mark the 20th anniversary, we spoke with C-SPAN Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Brian Lamb about the creation of the radio station, the evolution of C-SPAN, and the importance of our mission. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 29, 2017
    Episode 29: David McCabe on Regulating Technology Companies
    This week we examine the debate over regulating some of the biggest tech companies in the world including Facebook, Google and Amazon. Our guest is David McCabe, who covers the intersection of technology, policy, and politics for Axios. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 22, 2017
    Episode 28: Sam Greene on Vladimir Putin
    This week we look into the background of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Sam Greene, the Director of the Russia Institute at King`s College London. We spoke with him about how Putin's time in the KGB shaped his political philosophy, his rise to power in Moscow, and how Putin views his role in the Russian Government. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 15, 2017
    Episode 27: Dr. Jill Hagenkord on Precision Medicine and Genetic Testing
    This week we discuss precision medicine and genetic testing with Dr. Jill Hagenkord, Chief Medical Officer at Color Genomics, which provides genetic testing for hereditary cancer and high cholesterol risks as well as preventative health services, including genetic counseling. We spoke to her about recent breakthroughs in cancer research and precision medicine, the benefits of testing for cancer-causing gene mutations, and what it means for patients, families, and medical providers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 1, 2017
    Episode 26: Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad on the War in Afghanistan
    President Trump recently announced his plans for the War in Afghanistan, including the deployment of additional US troops to the country. This week we look at the political geography and the recent history of Afghanistan with Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, who served as U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan (2003-2005) and Iraq (2005-2007). He also served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2007-2009). Ambassador Khalilzad discussed the roots and resilience of the Taliban, Afghanistan's drug trade, and the importance of re-building Afghan state institutions in order to secure long-term peace in the region. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 25, 2017
    Episode 25: Jean H. Lee on the Rise and Rule of North Korea's Kim Dynasty
    As tensions with North Korea rise, this week we examine the history of that country's ruling Kim family. We spoke to Jean H Lee, author of "Kings of Communism: Inside Kim Jong Un's Bloody Scramble to Kill of His Family" in the September edition of Esquire Magazine. She also led the Associated Press's coverage of the Korean Peninsula as bureau chief from 2008 to 2013 and opened the AP’s Pyongyang bureau in January 2012. We spoke with Ms. Lee about the Kim family's rise to power, the idea of North Korea as an absolute monarchy, and the message Kim Jong Un sent with the assassination of his brother in February. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 18, 2017
    Episode 24: Francisco Toro on the Crisis in Venezuela
    Earlier this month, President Trump addressed the deepening political and economic crises in Venezuela stating that the U.S. may consider "military options" if the situation gets worse. This week we spoke to Francisco Toro, a Venezuelan journalist and the Executive Editor of English-language blog Caracas Chronicles, about the current state of affairs in Venezuela and the rapidly deteriorating quality of life for those who remain in the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 11, 2017
    Episode 23: Robert Kahn on North Korea Sanctions
    Earlier this month, the 15-member U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to impose strict new sanctions on North Korea in response to that country's ongoing testing of nuclear weapons. This week, we spoke to Robert Kahn, a senior fellow for international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, about how sanctions are enforced and why China will be critical in determining the effectiveness of any new sanctions against Pyongyang. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 28, 2017
    Episode 22: Bill Browder on the Magnitsky Act and Putin's Russia
    Businessman and author Bill Browder was once one of Russia's top foreign investors, but in 2005 he was kicked out of the country and labeled a national security threat by President Vladimir Putin. Mr. Browder discusses Putin's Russia and the Magnitsky Act, which was named for his late lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, who was imprisoned for 11 months before dying in prison. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 21, 2017
    Episode 21: Joseph Califano Jr. on the 1967 Detroit Riots
    50 years ago this week, the 1967 Detroit Riots began. They lasted over five days in July, ignited by long-simmering racial tensions. podcast we look back at the riots with Joseph Califano Jr. He who served as a principal domestic aide to President Lyndon B. Johnson and was with him during that tumultuous time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 14, 2017
    Episode 20: Henry Olsen on Reagan-Era Tax Reform
    This week we look at President Reagan's efforts to reform the tax code in the 1980's with Henry Olse, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the author of "The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 30, 2017
    Episode 19: Jeffrey Rosen on the Declaration of Independence and American democracy.
    Our guest this week is Jeffrey Rosen, President & CEO of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The Declaration of Independence is part of the framework of America's democracy. He offers his perspective on the document that shapes our country 240 years later. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 23, 2017
    Episode 18: David Daley on Gerrymandering
    Our guest this week is David Daley author of "Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count." We talked with him about Republican efforts to carve out districts that have helped the GOP since 2010. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 16, 2017
    Episode 17: John Dean on Watergate
    June 17th marks the 45th Anniversary of the Watergate break-in. This week we revisit the first months of the scandal with Nixon-era White House General Counsel John Dean. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 7, 2017
    Episode 16: Ray Smock on Congressional Investigations
    This week we examine the history of congressional investigations with Ray Smock, the director of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies at Shepherd University and a former Historian of the House of Representatives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 2, 2017
    Episode 15: Fabrice Pothier on NATO
    This week Fabrice Pothier, former Director of Policy Planning for NATO, discusses the organization's history, mission, and budget. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 26, 2017
    Episode 14: Max Ehrenfreund on Declining Wages and the Shrinking Middle Class
    This week's guest is Washington Post reporter Max Ehrenfreund. We spoke with him about a new report examining declining American wages and the shrinking middle class. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 19, 2017
    Episode 13: Robert Danin on the Middle East Peace Process
    This week's guest is Robert Danin, a senior fellow for Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and former Deputy Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs during the George W. Bush administration. We spoke with him about the history of the Arab-Israeli peace process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 12, 2017
    Episode 12: Tim Wiener on the FBI and James Comey
    With President Trump's dismissal of now-former FBI Director James Comey dominating the news we spoke to Pulitzer Prize winner Tim Weiner, author of Enemies: A History of the FBI. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 5, 2017
    Episode 11: LuAnn Bennett on Running for Congress
    With both parties recruiting candidates to run for office during the 2018 midterm elections, our guest this week is LuAnn Bennett, who lost in 2016 to Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock in the race to represent Virginia's 10th District. We talked with her about her experience running for office. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 28, 2017
    Episode 10: Richard Norton Smith on President Trump's first 100 Days
    Our guest this week is presidential historian and author Richard Norton Smith. We talked with him about using a president's first 100 days in office as a measurement of success and why FDR set a standard that may not be matched. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 21, 2017
    Episode 9: Nile Gardiner on Brexit and the UK Election
    Our guest this week is Nile Gardiner, a former aid to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the Director of the Heritage Foundation's Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom. We talked with him about Brexit and the upcoming general election in the U.K. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 14, 2017
    Episode 8: Maya MacGuineas on the Debt and the Deficit
    Our guest this week is the Maya MacGuineas, She is the president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and the head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. We talked with her about the differences between the $20 trillion debt and the year-to-year deficit and why failing to raise the debt ceiling could be catastrophic for the U.S. and global economies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 7, 2017
    Episode 7: Bill Richardson on North Korea
    Our guest this week is the former Governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson. As a diplomat and Special Envoy, Gov. Richardson has received four Nobel Peace Prize nominations, and has successfully won the release of hostages and American servicemen in North Korea, Cuba, Iraq and Sudan. We talked with him the current state of tension between North Korea and the U.S. and why he thinks the U.S. needs to change its approach to engaging with what many describe as "the Hermit Kingdom." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 31, 2017
    Episode 6: Don Ritchie on the Senate and the Nuclear Option
    With the Senate set to vote on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court, our guest this week is Don Ritchie. He is the Historian Emeritus of the U.S. Senate. We talked with him about the Senate filibuster rules and how the threat of the so-called nuclear option has been used by both parties. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 24, 2017
    Episode 5: Steve Bell on the Federal Budgeting Process
    Our guest this week is Steve Bell, a senior advisor at the Bipartisan Policy Center. He's a veteran of the Senate Budget Committee, working in various roles – including Staff Director – from the early 1980's until 2009. We talked with him about the process of creating the federal budget and why the President's budget proposal is important. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 17, 2017
    Episode 4: Jeffrey Rosen on the Supreme Court Confirmation Process
    Our guest this week is Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. We talked with him about the evolution and significance of the Supreme Court confirmation process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 10, 2017
    Episode 3: Sam Donaldson on the White House Press Corps
    Our guest this week is former ABC News White House Correspondent and co-host of "This Week," Sam Donaldson. He gave us his assessment of how this White House press corps is covering President Trump and the job of Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 3, 2017
    Episode 2: Jose Antonio Vargas on Immigration Policy
    Our guest this week is Jose Antonio Vargas, journalist, filmmaker, immigration rights activist, and founder of the non-profit group Define American. We talked with him about how the media covers the immigration issue, the rapidly changing look of immigration in the United States, President Trump's immigration policy, and why he went public with his undocumented status in 2011. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 17, 2017
    C-SPAN Radio Podcast - Dana Milbank on the Trump White House
    Our guest this week is Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank. We talked with him the resignation of Gen. Michael Flynn just 24 days into his tenure as National Security Adviser. We also discussed what he calls the "chaotic" Trump White House, how Congressional Republicans are dealing with a new type of President in the White House, and how the Washington Post is approaching its coverage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 10, 2017
    C-SPAN Radio Podcast - Trent Lott on Making Congress Work Again
    Our guest this week is former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott. We talked with him about how the Senate has changed since he left in 2007, what he thinks needs to be done to get both parties to work together, and lessons from Watergate, the Clinton impeachment trial, and some of the grand political bargains of the 1980's and 1990's. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 3, 2017
    C-SPAN Radio Podcast - Stephen Wermiel on Supreme Court Confirmations
    Our guest this week is Stephen Wermiel, a Professor of Constitutional Law and Associate Director of the Summer Institute of Law and Government at American University's Washington College of Law. He's also a contributor to the SCOTUS Blog and spent a decade covering the Supreme Court for The Wall Street Journal for over a decade. We discussed what to expect during the confirmation process for President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch. We also talked about the legacy and lessons of the confirmation processes from Nixon to George W Bush, including Judge Robert Bork, who was rejected by the Senate in 1987. We also talked about what he thinks potentially could happen if there is another vacancy to the high court during the Trump Presidency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 27, 2017
    C-SPAN Radio Podcast - Leon Panetta on Federal Agencies and Presidential Transitions
    Our guest this week is former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. We discussed his time as CIA Director during the first term of the Obama Administration and the process of transitioning the agency from one presidency to another. We also spoke about his advice for new Secretary of Defense, retired General James Mattis, the changes he's seen during the nearly 40 years he's spent in politics, and the importance of the President getting honest - often unvarnished - advice from his cabinet members and his White House staff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 19, 2017
    C-SPAN Radio Podcast - Michael Beschloss on Presidential Inaugurations
    Our guest this week is historian and author Michael Beschloss. We discuss the history and tradition of presidential inaugurations, as well as notable inaugural addresses from the past. We also talked about how former presidents approached writing their addresses, and the importance these remarks have on Inauguration Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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