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    Newsmakers with Senator Debbie Stabenow

    Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), chair of the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, talked about the five-year farm bill. Other topics included fast-track trade legislation, tax…

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    Newsmakers with Secretary Tom Vilsack

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talked about the Farm Bill, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Secretary Vilsack said that he was eager for Congress to pass…

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    Farm Bill Negotiations

    Alan Bjerga talked about congressional negotiations on a five year Farm Bill, including differences between the House and Senate versions and whether a compromise can be reached. He responded to…

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    Alan Bjerga on the Farm Bill

    Alan Bjerga talked about the ten-year farm bill being worked on in Congress, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The legislation funding cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),…

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    Sequestration Agriculture Department Budget Cuts

    Alan Bjerga talked about the impact sequestration would have on the Agriculture Department, including furloughs for up to a third of its workers, shutdowns of meat plants across the country…

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    Newsmakers with Secretary Tom Vilsack

    Agriculture Secretary Vilsack spoke about the state of the agriculture industry. Among the issues addressed were the impact of the drought on farm states and food prices, disaster aid for…

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    Senate Farm Bill

    Alan Bjerga discussed the farm bill passed the previous week by the Senate. The bill has many features, from food stamps to annual farm subsidies. Mr. Bjerga also answered viewers'…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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