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  • Public Lands and the Law in the Early Republic
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    Public Lands and the Law in the Early Republic

    Duke University professor Laura Edwards taught a class on public lands and the law in the early American Republic. She looked at competing visions for westward expansion among the Founders,…

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  • Washington Journal Jim Lister Discusses Proposed Changes to the Endangered Species Act
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    Jim Lister on Proposed Changes to the Endangered Species Act

    Jim Lister, attorney for the Sportsmen’s Alliance, talked about proposed Trump administration changes to the Endangered Species Act.

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  • emBefore the Falloutem
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    Before the Fallout

    Diana Preston talked about her book Before The Fallout: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima, published by Walker and Company. On December 26, 1898, Marie Curie announced the discovery of radium and observed that…

    387 views
  • Environmental Movement and Litigation
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    Environmental Movement and Litigation

    Rutgers University Professor Jefferson Decker taught a class on the history of the environmental movement and laws and litigation regarding natural resources. He described the relationship…

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  • emThe Poisoned Cityem
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    The Poisoned City

    Journalist Anna Clark chronicled the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

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  • emFuture Presenceem
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    Future Presence

    Peter Rubin of Wired Magazine reported on virtual reality and the impact it will have on entertainment, work, and even human emotions and interaction.

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  • emHow to Fix the Futureem
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    How to Fix the Future

    Andrew Keen equated technological change with political and economic unrest and shared his thoughts on how to preserve humanity.

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  • emPrediction Machinesem
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    Prediction Machines

    Ajay Agrawal, founder of the Creative Destruction Lab and co-founder of the AI/robotics company Kindred, explored the economics behind the creation of artificial intelligence.

    1,165 views
  • emThe Future Computedem
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    The Future Computed

    Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, discussed artificial intelligence and how it will impact society and the workforce.

    1,045 views
  • Author Discussion on Artificial Intelligence
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    Author Discussion on Artificial Intelligence

    A discussion on artificial intelligence from the 16th annual Annapolis Book Festival that featured Amir Husain, The Sentient Machine, and Paul Scharre, Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and…

    557 views
  • Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler Testifies on the Agency
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    Environmental Protection Agency Agenda

    Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler testified on his agency’s priorities, his first congressional appearance since taking over following Scott Pruitt’s resignation on July 6, 2018. Mr. Wheeler was pressed by committee members on the…

    1,056 views
  • Panelists Discuss President Trumps Space Force Proposal
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    "Space Force" Military Branch Proposal

    The Brookings Institution hosted a discussion on President Trump’s proposal to create a so-called “space force” as a sixth, new military branch of the armed forces. Panelists included former…

    146 views
  • emChasing Spaceem
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    Chasing Space

    Former NFL player and NASA astronaut Leland Melvin talked about his book Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances, in which he recounted his time growing up in Lynchburg,…

    296 views
  • emThe Lobster Coastem
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    The Lobster Coast

    Colin Woodard, author of The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier, explained the beginnings of the Maine lobster industry and how it preserves itself. Maine’s lobster…

    441 views
  • Newsmakers with Jim Bridenstine
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    Newsmakers with Jim Bridenstine

    NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine talks about the Trump administration’s priorities for space, including the president’s proposal for a Space Force. Mr. Bridenstine, a Republican member of…

    7,222 views
  • Vice President Pence Announces Creation of New Space Force
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    Vice President Pence Announcement on Space Force

    In remarks at the Pentagon, Vice President Pence officially announced the creation of a Space Force branch of the military. He said a report on the early work on this effort was also being…

    1,986 views
  • emSpace Capitalismem
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    Space Capitalism

    Loyola University economics professor Walter Block discussed his book, Space Capitalism: How Humans Will Colonize Planets, Moons, and Asteroids.

    111 views
  • National Governors Association SelfDriving Automobiles
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    National Governors Association, Self-Driving Automobiles

    The National Governors Association met in Santa Fe, New Mexico for their 2018 summer meeting. In this portion, the focus was on innovation as the governors heard from Waymo CEO John Krafcik who…

    93 views
  • NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Discusses NASAs 60th Anniversary
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    NASA 60th Anniversary

    NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine delivered keynote remarks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies to discuss the 60th anniversary of the nation’s space agency. He talked about NASA’s…

    201 views
  • House Hearing Examines Puerto Ricos Electric Power Authority Management
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    Puerto Rico Electric Power

    The House Natural Resources Committee examined Puerto Rico’s electrical system and the reported management failures of the commonwealth’s sole energy utility. Among those appearing at the hearing were…

    613 views
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