316May 4, 2013
Emergency Management Lessons from the Boston Bombings
Michael Greenberger talked about what was learned about homeland security capabilities and emergency preparedness and management during and after the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Toics ...
162Jun 2, 2012
Michael Greenberger on Emergency Preparedness
Michael Greenberger talked about emergency preparedness and, with the 2012 hurricane season starting the previous day, how well the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was prepared to handle ...
3,328Apr 4, 2012
Gas Prices and Speculation
The House Democratic Steering Committee heard testimony on the impact of Wall Street speculators on gas prices. Among the topics they addressed were production capacity in the U.S., the affect ...
183Aug 30, 2011
Government Preparations for Weather Emergencies
Michael Greenberger talked about governmental, corporate and institution sector preparations for weather emergencies, and he .responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics ...
827Jun 30, 2010
2008 Financial Crisis and Derivatives, Day 1, Academics Panel
Academics testified about derivative trading and the 2008 financial crisis. They provided background information and an overview of derivative trading markets, credit default swaps, and ...
418May 4, 2010
Credit Rating Agencies
Michael Greenberger talked about the role of credit rating agencies in the financial crisis and possible new regulations in the Senate legislation. He responded to telephone calls and ...
622May 15, 2009
Regulation of Financial Derivatives
Michael Greenberger talked about the Obama Administration’s plan to change rules regarding “derivatives” (financial contracts that are based on the value of a commodity), and he ...
352Feb 2, 2009
Derivatives Markets Transparency and Accountability
Witnesses testified about commodities markets and their impact on the U.S. economy. Among the topics they addressed were regulation of futures and commodity markets, speculative trading, credit ...
1,033Jun 23, 2008
Oil Price Speculation
A hearing was held to examine whether market speculation is inflating the price of crude oil above underlying supply and demand, and whether Congress needs to improve regulatory oversight to stop ...
1,740Jun 3, 2008
Energy Market Manipulation
A hearing was held on energy market manipulation and federal enforcement regimes. Topics included the current state of the oil and gas markets and their impact on consumers, as well as key ...
356May 27, 2008
Speculators' Impact on Oil Market
Michael Greenberger believes that legislation passed in 2000 created an environment where oil speculators influence the current day price of oil and other crude products. He talked about how ...
184Apr 11, 2008
Germ Warfare and Contagious Diseases
A panel discussion was held by legal, scientific, and counterterrorism experts on whether certain responses to a major epidemic or biowarfare incident such as forced inoculation, isolation, and ...
47May 8, 2006
Gasoline Prices and Energy Trading
The Senate Democratic Policy Committee will call witnesses to testify about gasoline prices and energy trading such as done by the Enron company in 2001.
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48May 22, 2004
Democratic National Committee Platform Hearing
Witnesses testified regarding homeland security, first responders, and related issues. There is a brief interruption in this program.
26Mar 14, 2003
Conservatives and the Federal Courts
Panelists talked about what they perceive as an effort to fill the federal judiciary with conservative judges. The first panel focused on potential problems that could result if the federal ...
13Aug 11, 2002
Detention of Foreign Nationals and Immigration Practices
As part of an annual meeting titled, “Defending Liberty and Pursuing Justice,” panelists talked about balancing homeland security and civil liberties in the detention of foreign ...
57Jan 17, 2002
Enron: Government Oversight
Guests talked about the role of the Securities and Exchange Commission in the oversight of business activities and the investigation into the Enron bankruptcy, the role of Congress in investigating ...
12Feb 15, 1996
Public Access Channels
C-SPAN showed interviews and television clips to highlight the issue of censorship of shows on cable access channels. The Supreme Court will heard a case on 21 February concerning whether a ...