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  • Innovation in Agriculture
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    Innovation in Agriculture

    Secretary Vilsack talked about global food safety. He also spoke about ways that the agriculture industry can provide biofuels to meet increased energy demands and lessen the effects of…

    1,185 views
  • Haiti Earthquake One Year Later
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    Haiti Earthquake One Year Later

    Gail McGovern talked about the progress and challenges in Haiti one year after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that killed an estimated 230,000 people, injured 300,000, and left 2 million…

    161 views
  • Tim Pawlenty on US Politics
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    Tim Pawlenty on U.S. Politics

    Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty Pawlenty talked about political issues. Topics included the policies of President Obama, jobs creation, health care, education, and the federal debt.…

    909 views
  • Child Hunger in the US
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    Child Hunger in the U.S.

    Jeff Bridges talked about a new effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. Mr. Bridges is the national spokesperson for Share Our Strength’s “No Kid Hungry Campaign.” Following his…

    317 views
  • Barbara Bush Remarks On Global Health Care
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    Barbara Bush Remarks On Global Health Care

    Barbara Bush, daughter of former President George W. Bush, talked about the global health care disparity between the rich and the poor and steps her organization is taking to address the…

    706 views
  • House Democratic Agenda
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    House Democratic Agenda

    Outgoing House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) talked about the 2010 midterm election results and Democratic Party priorities in the upcoming 112th Congress. He also answered questions…

    259 views
  • Energy and Climate Policy
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    Energy and Climate Policy

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu talked about government investment in energy research and development. In his remarks he said that the U.S. will be overtaken by China in the energy sector…

    5,780 views
  • Mountain Top Removal Coal Mining
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    Mountain Top Removal Coal Mining

    Ashley Judd talked about the practice of mountain top removal coal mining, a form of strip mining. Following prepared remarks, she responded to written questions from members of the…

    5,526 views
  • Dennis Quaid Remarks on Medical Errors
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    Dennis Quaid Remarks on Medical Errors

    Dennis Quaid, whose newborn twins in 2007 received a near fatal hospital overdose of Heparin, talked about the prevention of potentially deadly medical errors. Mr. Quaid recently helped to launch a new…

    16,607 views
  • Collaboration and Competition in Journalism
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    Collaboration and Competition in Journalism

    Paul Steiger talked about collaboration and competition in journalism. He also responded to questions from the audience. Mr. Steiger, the 2007 winner of the National Press Club’s Fourth…

    268 views
  • Ted Leonsis Remarks on Sports Team Ownership
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    Ted Leonsis Remarks on Sports Team Ownership

    Ted Leonsis talked about his acquisition of the NBA’s Washington Wizards and the Verizon Center where the team plays, and the business of sports. After his remarks he responded to questions…

    523 views
  • Examining the Tea Party Panel
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    Examining the Tea Party Panel

    A panel discussion was held on the “Tea Party.” The participants presented their thoughts the party’s supporters, what they stand for, and their potential impact on the upcoming 2010 mid-term…

    548 views
  • Condoleezza Rice Remarks
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    Condoleezza Rice Remarks

    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talked about her new book Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me, about her childhood in Birmingham, Alabama.…

    878 views
  • Fourth Estate Award Dinner
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    Fourth Estate Award Dinner

    Bob Schieffer was presented the National Press Club’s annual Fourth Estate Award for a lifetime of contributions and distinguished service to American journalism. Participants praised his body of…

    221 views
  • Global Financial Markets and Economic Growth
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    Global Financial Markets and Economic Growth

    Brian Moynihan talked about the new financial regulations laws and the state of the global economy. Following his prepared remarks, he responded to written questions from audience members.

    193 views
  • US Public Health and Safety
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    U.S. Public Health and Safety

    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg talked about the FDA’s efforts to more efficiently regulate prescription drugs and other medical technologies in the face of…

    8,353 views
  • World Hunger
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    World Hunger

    Anti-hunger and poverty advocate the Reverend David Beckmann talked about eliminating world hunger. An economist and ordained Lutheran minister, he was named a World Food Prize laureate in June 2010. The award,…

    724 views
  • Obama Administration Economic Policies
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    Obama Administration Economic Policies

    Christina Romer talked about the first twenty months of the Obama administration. In her remarks she called for more federal stimulus funds. Following her remarks she responded to questions from…

    249 views
  • Health Care Law and Medicaid
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    Health Care Law and Medicaid

    Dr. Edward Miller talked about expansion of health insurance coverage to 32 million newly insured individuals, including 16 million new Medicaid beneficiaries. He outlined Johns Hopkins…

    298 views
  • Hurricane Katrina Fifth Anniversary
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    Hurricane Katrina Fifth Anniversary

    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu talked about the state of his city nearly five years after Hurricane Katrina and just four months after the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon BP oil rig.…

    400 views
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