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7:00 am ET Approx. 53 min. LIVE Open Phones Peter Slen Telephone lines were open for viewer comments presidential candidates President Obama and Mitt ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments presidential candidates President Obama and Mitt Romney: “Which candidate is more able to ‘reach across the aisle’ to work with the other party?”
Representatives Jon Runyan (R-NJ) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) called in to talk about conditions and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Their respective districts, New Jersey’s 3rd and New York’s 14th, were two of the most hard areas in the storm.
6:50 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Investigative Reporting and Collaborative Journalism Panelists assessed the current and future state of the news industry, focusing specifically on ... Panelists assessed the current and future state of the news industry, focusing specifically on investigative reporting and collaborative journalism practices. Topics included the budget constraints of newspapers, journalism ethics, citizen journalism, non-profit and educational and government journalistic enterprises, and journalism’s role as the guardian of democracy. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was a Zócalo/Cal Humanities “Searching for Democracy” event at the San Diego Museum of Art
6:41 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Electoral College Reform John Koza; Tara McGuinness; John Samples John Koza and John Samples debated possible changes to the electoral college system. They ... John Koza and John Samples debated possible changes to the electoral college system. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Tara McGuinness moderated.
“Picking a President: Is It Time to Reform the Electoral College?” was an event at the Center for American Progress.
7:57 am ET Approx. 37 min. LIVE National Flood Insurance Program Nancy Calo; John Prible; Peter Slen John Prible talked about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and how it relates to ... John Prible talked about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and how it relates to insurance coverage of Hurricane Sandy damages, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the history of NFIP and criticisms of it, options for people who have no flood insurance, and the costs of flood insurance. Viewers who were affected by Hurricane Sandy called in to tell their personal stories.
Nancy Calo read the latest headline news from C-SPAN Radio.
9:28 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. North Africa and Middle East Unrest Panelists talked about issues of importance to American and Arab relations. The first panel ... Panelists talked about issues of importance to American and Arab relations. The first panel concentrated on Syria and the opposition to Assad’s government. The second panel was on the major economic and security challenges facing Libya. After each panel questions were submitted by members of the audience.
The 21st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference was held by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
7:49 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Massachusetts 6th Congressional District Debate Representative John Tierney (D), Richard Tisei (R), and Daniel Fishman (L) debated campaign issues ... Representative John Tierney (D), Richard Tisei (R), and Daniel Fishman (L) debated campaign issues in the race for Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District seat.
8:36 am ET Approx. 33 min. LIVE Virginia and the 2012 Election Nancy Calo; Larry Sabato; Peter Slen Larry Sabato talked about Virginia’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 ... Larry Sabato talked about Virginia’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential election, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the state’s unemployment rate, voters, voting systems, and the areas of the state that are vital for both President Obama and Mitt Romney.
“Swing” states are those in which either both major political parties have a strong chance of winning a state’s electoral college votes. As a result both Republican and Democrats campaign more heavily in those states because they represent the best chances to gain electoral votes. 
This was part nine of a “Washington Journal” series on the ten “swing” or “battleground” states in the 2012 election: Florida, Nevada, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Ohio.
10:43 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. Securing the Future of Afghanistan The British Defense Committee held the third of a series of hearings examining the progress and ... The British Defense Committee held the third of a series of hearings examining the progress and security situation in Afghanistan. Members heard from the British ambassador to NATO, the Joint Forces commander and the deputy commander for NATO’s Afghan Training Operations. They focused on several topics including, the 2014 timetable for NATO and British troops to withdraw from Afghanistan, the threat of ‘green on blue’ attacks, and training the Afghan forces. 9:05 am ET Approx. 55 min. New Hampshire 1st Congressional District Debate Frank Guinta (R) and Former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (D) meet in a debate for New ... Frank Guinta (R) and Former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (D) meet in a debate for New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional district. Courtesy of WBIN-TV.
9:11 am ET Approx. 48 min. LIVE Democratic and Republican Efforts in Virginia Barbara Comstock; Brian Moran; Peter Slen Representative Barbara Comstock and Brian Moran talked about why their respective candidates, Mitt ... Representative Barbara Comstock and Brian Moran talked about why their respective candidates, Mitt Romney and President Obama, should become the next president, and their efforts to ensure that Virginia votes for their party. They examined how the commonwealth differs politically since 2008, Republican and Democratic strongholds, and the ground game for both candidates, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 12:30 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Future of Manufacturing in the United States Panelists talked about a new model for manufacturing. Topics included innovations in ... Panelists talked about a new model for manufacturing. Topics included innovations in manufacturing technologies and financial and distribution models such as crowd sourcing. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Ben Kaufman then gave a presentation on product development. 
Techonomy Detroit, hosted by the Detroit Economic Club, was a multidisciplinary conference held in Wayne State University’s Community Arts Auditorium.
10:00 am ET Approx. 55 min. New Hampshire 2nd Congressional District Debate In New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District, Representative Charlie Bass (R) faced repeat ... In New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District, Representative Charlie Bass (R) faced repeat Democratic challenger Ann McLane Kuster in a debate in the studio of WBIN-TV. Charlie Sherman served as moderator and questions came from a panel of journalists from WBIN-TV, The Nashua Telegraph, and The Keene Sentinel.
Courtesy of WBIN.
10:01 am ET Approx. 14 min. President Obama in New Jersey on Hurricane Relief Efforts Christopher Christie; Barack Obama President Obama and New Jersey Governor Christie speak after touring storm damage near Brigantine, ... President Obama and New Jersey Governor Christie speak after touring storm damage near Brigantine, New Jersey. President Obama told the residents of New Jersey that the federal government was working closely with storm-stricken states and would make sure they get all the help they need as states prepare to rebuild their communities. The president also stated that he had instituted a “15-minute rule,” giving his staff a timeline to return phone calls and “figure out a way to say yes.” Governor Christie praised the president for federal support during and after Hurricane Sandy hit. 1:30 pm ET Approx. 53 min. Charles Haldeman Remarks on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Robert Glauber; Charles Haldeman Charles E. Haldeman talked about the housing market and the state of the economy. Ed Haldeman ... Charles E. Haldeman talked about the housing market and the state of the economy. Ed Haldeman became the chief executive officer of Freddie Mac after it was placed in conservatorship by the government. He talked about the history, current state, and future of the mortgage market in America and gave an inside look at running a very large public, financial institution. Topics included the role of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae in the 2008 financial crisis, the failure of the government to decide upon a future course for these government sponsored enterprises (GSEs), and what a future administration might do. Mr. Haldeman used some slides during his presentation and responded to questions from members of the audience.
The 2012 Annual Robert Glauber Lecture, “Freddie and Fannie: Where They’ve Been, What to Do with Them,” was a John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Harvard Institute of Politics. It was cosponsored by the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government.
11:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. Politics in North Africa Middle East scholars talked about political transition in the Maghreb region of Northwest Africa, ... Middle East scholars talked about political transition in the Maghreb region of Northwest Africa, which includes Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, and Morocco. Some of the subjects they addressed were governmental management of shifting expectations, existing governmental ability to manage new political environments, and new governments' use of power. After their discussion the panelists took questions from the audience.
Jon Alterman made the opening remarks for the Center for Strategic and international Studies' North Africa Conference before the panel, “Changing Politics in a New Era.”
10:17 am ET Approx. 3 min. Hurricane Sandy and New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District Jon Runyan; Peter Slen Representative Jon Runyan (R-NJ) talked the impact of Hurricane Sandy on his 3rd Congressional ... Representative Jon Runyan (R-NJ) talked the impact of Hurricane Sandy on his 3rd Congressional District, and recovery from flooding and power losses. 2:27 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Economic and Investment Outlook Leon Cooperman; Jerry Dauterive Leon Cooperman, a former general partner at Goldman Sachs, spoke to students of Roger Williams ... Leon Cooperman, a former general partner at Goldman Sachs, spoke to students of Roger Williams University Business School about economic expansion and investment outlook. He offered advice on ways to succeed in a difficult job market, analyzed the state of the economy, and gave his economic forecast. After his speech he took questions from the audience. 12:19 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Economic Challenges in North Africa Panelists talked about economic transition in the Maghreb region of Northwest Africa, which ... Panelists talked about economic transition in the Maghreb region of Northwest Africa, which includes Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, and Morocco. They discussed governmental ability to create economic growth and manage economic problems, and the influence of outside economic factors, and other subjects. The program included questions from audience members.
“Economic Challenges and Opportunities” was the second panel of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' North Africa Conference.
10:21 am ET Approx. 9 min. Hurricane Sandy and New York's 14th Congressional District Carolyn Maloney; Peter Slen Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) talked about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on her 14th ... Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) talked about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on her 14th Congressional District, and recovery from flooding and power losses. 3:37 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Poverty in the United States Jared Bernstein and Charles Murray debated the role of government in addressing poverty and income ... Jared Bernstein and Charles Murray debated the role of government in addressing poverty and income inequality. Mr. Murray argued that communities work best with a traditional family structure, and “advance welfare states” discourage people from working and holding jobs. Mr. Bernstein countered that government assistance provides opportunity to help lift people out of poverty, saying, “If economy isn’t creating enough jobs, then it is the role of the public sector to create jobs.” 1:32 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Security and Stability in North Africa Panelists talked about domestic security in the Maghreb region of Northwest Africa, which includes ... Panelists talked about domestic security in the Maghreb region of Northwest Africa, which includes Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, and Morocco.. Some of the topics they discussed were security threats and government management of dissent and the influence of U.S. policies. The program included questions from audience members.
“Domestic Security and Stability in a Changing Environment” was the third panel of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' North Africa Conference.
10:31 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. LIVE Future of the U.S. Army David Berteau; Raymond Odierno General Ray Odierno talked about the future of the Army. Some of the topics he mentioned were ... General Ray Odierno talked about the future of the Army. Some of the topics he mentioned were the Defense Department budget, the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on gays and lesbians in the military, and global threats. He said the Army had made deeper cuts than other branches of the military recently, and he vowed to maintain readiness at all costs. General Odierno also answered questions from members of the audience. 4:57 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Investigative Reporting and Collaborative Journalism Panelists assessed the current and future state of the news industry, focusing specifically on ... Panelists assessed the current and future state of the news industry, focusing specifically on investigative reporting and collaborative journalism practices. Topics included the budget constraints of newspapers, journalism ethics, citizen journalism, non-profit and educational and government journalistic enterprises, and journalism’s role as the guardian of democracy. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was a Zócalo/Cal Humanities “Searching for Democracy” event at the San Diego Museum of Art
3:02 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Public Perceptions of Arabs and Muslims Panelists talked about the findings of a public opinion poll on American attitudes toward Arabs ... Panelists talked about the findings of a public opinion poll on American attitudes toward Arabs and Muslims. The poll was conducted following violent protests in the Arab world that erupted in response to a film denigrating Islam. Topics included changes in the Arab world and Islam itself, American views of Arabs, and Arab views of America. The talk focused primarily on Egypt, Syria and Libya.
11:33 am ET Approx. 29 min. LIVE FEMA and Red Cross Conference Call on Hurricane Sandy William Fugate; Charley Shimanski Disaster relief officials held a telephone conference call with news media regarding federal, ... Disaster relief officials held a telephone conference call with news media regarding federal, state, and local relief efforts from Hurricane Sandy. They focused on power restoration and water removal, and the provision of food and shelter. The Red Cross stressed the need for blood donations.
Images, including Web sites, were shown in the background during this audio program.
6:14 pm ET Approx. 47 min. Social Networks and Social Justice Ronald Brownstein; Benjamin Rattray Ben Rattray discussed the use of peer-to-peer communication to change public policy on issues from ... Ben Rattray discussed the use of peer-to-peer communication to change public policy on issues from immigration to gay rights to product safety. He talked about how he founded his on-line petition site and many of the causes it has influenced. He was interviewed by Ron Brownstein and responded to questions from members of the audience. 
“Social Networks and Social Justice” was a session at the second annual “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” Conference held at Scripps Seaside Forum by the University of California, San Diego, and The Atlantic.
4:38 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Google and Anti-Trust Laws, Part One Anti-trust law and economics and technology policy experts discussed the market for Internet ... Anti-trust law and economics and technology policy experts discussed the market for Internet search, the evolving competitive landscape, and the role of government regulation. The panelists also talked about a new paper entitled “What Does the Chicago School Teach about Internet Search and the Anti-Trust Treatment of Google?,” authored by Gregory Sidak and Judge Robert Bork. The paper analyzed the anti-trust concerns over Google and the market for Internet search.
12:03 pm ET Approx. 41 min. LIVE Ann Romney Campaign Event in Ohio Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and other women spoke at a ... Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and other women spoke at a campaign event at the Aladdin Shrine Center in Columbus, Ohio. She called on Ohioans to vote early for her husband Mitt Romney. She said that he would not fail women and the American people. 7:04 pm ET Approx. 55 min. New Hampshire 1st Congressional District Debate Frank Guinta (R) and Former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (D) meet in a debate for New ... Frank Guinta (R) and Former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (D) meet in a debate for New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional district. Courtesy of WBIN-TV. 6:09 pm ET Approx. 50 min. Ethics of Embedded Journalism Photojournalists, reporters, and academic scholars talked about the ethics of ... Photojournalists, reporters, and academic scholars talked about the ethics of “embedded” journalists working with military units. They also told descriptive stories of working as journalists in Afghanistan, Iraq, Colombia, Angola, and other areas. They responded to some questions from members of the audience.
“Embedded” journalism, begun during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, is the practice of approved reporters traveling with soldiers during armed conflicts. Reporters signed contracts promising not to divulge anything that would compromise ongoing or future military missions, or classified information. 
“Ethics of Embedded Journalism” at the Museum of Jewish Heritage was co-sponsored by the International Center of Photography and Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE). It was presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Filming the Camps: From Hollywood to Nuremberg,” which closed that day.
12:45 pm ET Approx. 32 min. Virginia and the 2012 Election Nancy Calo; Larry Sabato; Peter Slen Larry Sabato talked about Virginia’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 ... Larry Sabato talked about Virginia’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential election, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the state’s unemployment rate, voters, voting systems, and the areas of the state that are vital for both President Obama and Mitt Romney.
“Swing” states are those in which either both major political parties have a strong chance of winning a state’s electoral college votes. As a result both Republican and Democrats campaign more heavily in those states because they represent the best chances to gain electoral votes. 
This was part nine of a “Washington Journal” series on the ten “swing” or “battleground” states in the 2012 election: Florida, Nevada, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Ohio.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Future of the U.S. Army David Berteau; Raymond Odierno General Ray Odierno talked about the future of the Army. Some of the topics he mentioned were ... General Ray Odierno talked about the future of the Army. Some of the topics he mentioned were the Defense Department budget, the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on gays and lesbians in the military, and global threats. He said the Army had made deeper cuts than other branches of the military recently, and he vowed to maintain readiness at all costs. General Odierno also answered questions from members of the audience. 7:02 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Iran's Nuclear Program Panelists talked about the effects of Iran’s nuclear program on global oil prices and the ... Panelists talked about the effects of Iran’s nuclear program on global oil prices and the subsequent effect on the U.S. economy. They focused on the Bipartisan Policy Center’s new report, titled “The Price of Inaction: Energy and Economic Effects of a Nuclear Iran.” Dennis Ross emphasized that if Iran were to acquire a nuclear weapon, Saudi Arabia had stated it would also get one too, thereby setting off even more instability in the region. The discussion included questions from audience members.
1:18 pm ET Approx. 48 min. Democratic and Republican Efforts in Virginia Barbara Comstock; Brian Moran; Peter Slen Representative Barbara Comstock and Brian Moran talked about why their respective candidates, Mitt ... Representative Barbara Comstock and Brian Moran talked about why their respective candidates, Mitt Romney and President Obama, should become the next president, and their efforts to ensure that Virginia votes for their party. They examined how the commonwealth differs politically since 2008, Republican and Democratic strongholds, and the ground game for both candidates, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 9:03 pm ET Approx. 35 min. National Flood Insurance Program Nancy Calo; John Prible; Peter Slen John Prible talked about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and how it relates to ... John Prible talked about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and how it relates to insurance coverage of Hurricane Sandy damages, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the history of NFIP and criticisms of it, options for people who have no flood insurance, and the costs of flood insurance. Viewers who were affected by Hurricane Sandy called in to tell their personal stories.
Nancy Calo read the latest headline news from C-SPAN Radio.
9:04 pm ET Approx. 41 min. Securing the Future of Afghanistan The British Defense Committee held the third of a series of hearings examining the progress and ... The British Defense Committee held the third of a series of hearings examining the progress and security situation in Afghanistan. Members heard from the British ambassador to NATO, the Joint Forces commander and the deputy commander for NATO’s Afghan Training Operations. They focused on several topics including, the 2014 timetable for NATO and British troops to withdraw from Afghanistan, the threat of ‘green on blue’ attacks, and training the Afghan forces.
2:07 pm ET Approx. 1 min. President Obama Remarks on Hurricane Sandy Recovery Barack Obama President Obama made remarks about Hurricane Sandy as he returned to the campaign trail with an ... President Obama made remarks about Hurricane Sandy as he returned to the campaign trail with an event at the Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin. 9:40 pm ET Approx. 29 min. FEMA and Red Cross Conference Call on Hurricane Sandy William Fugate; Charley Shimanski Disaster relief officials held a telephone conference call with news media regarding federal, ... Disaster relief officials held a telephone conference call with news media regarding federal, state, and local relief efforts from Hurricane Sandy. They focused on power restoration and water removal, and the provision of food and shelter. The Red Cross stressed the need for blood donations.
Images, including Web sites, were shown in the background during this audio program.
9:48 pm ET Approx. 46 min. Social Networks and Social Justice Ronald Brownstein; Benjamin Rattray Ben Rattray discussed the use of peer-to-peer communication to change public policy on issues from ... Ben Rattray discussed the use of peer-to-peer communication to change public policy on issues from immigration to gay rights to product safety. He talked about how he founded his on-line petition site and many of the causes it has influenced. He was interviewed by Ron Brownstein and responded to questions from members of the audience. 
“Social Networks and Social Justice” was a session at the second annual “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” Conference held at Scripps Seaside Forum by the University of California, San Diego, and The Atlantic.
2:09 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Open Phones Peter Slen Telephone lines were open for viewer comments presidential candidates President Obama and Mitt ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments presidential candidates President Obama and Mitt Romney: “Which candidate is more able to ‘reach across the aisle’ to work with the other party?”
Representatives Jon Runyan (R-NJ) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) called in to talk about conditions and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Their respective districts, New Jersey’s 3rd and New York’s 14th, were two of the most hard areas in the storm.
10:10 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Hurricane Sandy and New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District Jon Runyan; Peter Slen Representative Jon Runyan (R-NJ) talked the impact of Hurricane Sandy on his 3rd Congressional ... Representative Jon Runyan (R-NJ) talked the impact of Hurricane Sandy on his 3rd Congressional District, and recovery from flooding and power losses. 10:38 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Future of Teacher Unions Terry Moe; Michael Petrilli; Joe Williams Joe Williams and Terry Moe argued the future of teachers unions. Mr. Moe said that ... Joe Williams and Terry Moe argued the future of teachers unions. Mr. Moe said that because of their power teachers unions hinder lawmakers efforts to reform the educational system and that one remedy is to eliminate collective bargaining rights. Joe Williams advocated for challenging unions to change while still retaining collective bargaining. The discussion included questions from audience members.
2:10 pm ET Approx. 47 min. LIVE Mitt Romney Campaign Event in Virginia Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at a campaign event at Meadow Event Park in ... Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at a campaign event at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia. He was joined by Virginia U.S. Senate candidate George Allen, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Former Governor Romney was briefly interrupted by a climate protestor as he spoke about relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Governor Romney also criticized President Obama’s proposed business cabinet position. 10:14 pm ET Approx. 9 min. Hurricane Sandy and New York's 14th Congressional District Carolyn Maloney; Peter Slen Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) talked about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on her 14th ... Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) talked about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on her 14th Congressional District, and recovery from flooding and power losses. 1:04 am ET Approx. 56 min. Education Reform Education policy leaders and professors, contributors to the recently published The Futures of ... Education policy leaders and professors, contributors to the recently published The Futures of School Reform, talked about reform of the education model in American schools.*They discussed the teacher’s role in the classroom, tenure, and collective bargaining and responded to questions from members of the audience. Ross Weiner moderated.
2:58 pm ET Approx. 17 min. LIVE Open Phones on Presidential Candidates Bill Scanlan Following a Mitt Romney campaign speech, telephone lines were open for comments on the question, ... Following a Mitt Romney campaign speech, telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Why do you support your candidate?” 10:27 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 47 min. U.S.-Asia Relations Former ambassadors talked about the Obama administration’s record in Asia and future ... Former ambassadors talked about the Obama administration’s record in Asia and future challenges and task. In a discussion focusing on China and East Asia, they advised that future U.S. policy focus heavily on Asia. They also advised Congress and political leaders to end political gridlock and rebuild some bipartisanship, suggesting that U.S.-China policy would be a good place to start. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. 3:04 am ET Approx. 41 min. Securing the Future of Afghanistan The British Defense Committee held the third of a series of hearings examining the progress and ... The British Defense Committee held the third of a series of hearings examining the progress and security situation in Afghanistan. Members heard from the British ambassador to NATO, the Joint Forces commander and the deputy commander for NATO’s Afghan Training Operations. They focused on several topics including, the 2014 timetable for NATO and British troops to withdraw from Afghanistan, the threat of ‘green on blue’ attacks, and training the Afghan forces.
3:16 pm ET Approx. 29 min. FEMA and Red Cross Conference Call on Hurricane Sandy William Fugate; Charley Shimanski Disaster relief officials held a telephone conference call with news media regarding federal, ... Disaster relief officials held a telephone conference call with news media regarding federal, state, and local relief efforts from Hurricane Sandy. They focused on power restoration and water removal, and the provision of food and shelter. The Red Cross stressed the need for blood donations.
Images, including Web sites, were shown in the background during this audio program.
12:17 am ET Approx. 59 min. Future of the U.S. Army David Berteau; Raymond Odierno General Ray Odierno talked about the future of the Army. Some of the topics he mentioned were ... General Ray Odierno talked about the future of the Army. Some of the topics he mentioned were the Defense Department budget, the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on gays and lesbians in the military, and global threats. He said the Army had made deeper cuts than other branches of the military recently, and he vowed to maintain readiness at all costs. General Odierno also answered questions from members of the audience. 3:48 am ET Approx. 46 min. Social Networks and Social Justice Ronald Brownstein; Benjamin Rattray Ben Rattray discussed the use of peer-to-peer communication to change public policy on issues from ... Ben Rattray discussed the use of peer-to-peer communication to change public policy on issues from immigration to gay rights to product safety. He talked about how he founded his on-line petition site and many of the causes it has influenced. He was interviewed by Ron Brownstein and responded to questions from members of the audience. 
“Social Networks and Social Justice” was a session at the second annual “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” Conference held at Scripps Seaside Forum by the University of California, San Diego, and The Atlantic.
3:45 pm ET Approx. 1 min. President Obama Remarks on Hurricane Sandy Recovery Barack Obama President Obama made remarks about Hurricane Sandy as he returned to the campaign trail with an ... President Obama made remarks about Hurricane Sandy as he returned to the campaign trail with an event at the Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin. 1:20 am ET Approx. 35 min. National Flood Insurance Program Nancy Calo; John Prible; Peter Slen John Prible talked about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and how it relates to ... John Prible talked about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and how it relates to insurance coverage of Hurricane Sandy damages, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the history of NFIP and criticisms of it, options for people who have no flood insurance, and the costs of flood insurance. Viewers who were affected by Hurricane Sandy called in to tell their personal stories.
Nancy Calo read the latest headline news from C-SPAN Radio.
4:38 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Future of Teacher Unions Terry Moe; Michael Petrilli; Joe Williams Joe Williams and Terry Moe argued the future of teachers unions. Mr. Moe said that ... Joe Williams and Terry Moe argued the future of teachers unions. Mr. Moe said that because of their power teachers unions hinder lawmakers efforts to reform the educational system and that one remedy is to eliminate collective bargaining rights. Joe Williams advocated for challenging unions to change while still retaining collective bargaining. The discussion included questions from audience members.
3:49 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Future of the U.S. Army David Berteau; Raymond Odierno General Ray Odierno talked about the future of the Army. Some of the topics he mentioned were ... General Ray Odierno talked about the future of the Army. Some of the topics he mentioned were the Defense Department budget, the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on gays and lesbians in the military, and global threats. He said the Army had made deeper cuts than other branches of the military recently, and he vowed to maintain readiness at all costs. General Odierno also answered questions from members of the audience. 1:59 am ET Approx. 29 min. FEMA and Red Cross Conference Call on Hurricane Sandy William Fugate; Charley Shimanski Disaster relief officials held a telephone conference call with news media regarding federal, ... Disaster relief officials held a telephone conference call with news media regarding federal, state, and local relief efforts from Hurricane Sandy. They focused on power restoration and water removal, and the provision of food and shelter. The Red Cross stressed the need for blood donations.
Images, including Web sites, were shown in the background during this audio program.
6:01 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. Education Reform Education policy leaders and professors, contributors to the recently published The Futures of ... Education policy leaders and professors, contributors to the recently published The Futures of School Reform, talked about reform of the education model in American schools.*They discussed the teacher’s role in the classroom, tenure, and collective bargaining and responded to questions from members of the audience. Ross Weiner moderated.
3:52 pm ET Approx. 1 min. C-SPAN Viewer Interview Darryl Lynch; Mary Lynch Seattle, Washington, residents Mary and Darryl Lynch explained why they watch C-SPAN. Seattle, Washington, residents Mary and Darryl Lynch explained why they watch C-SPAN. 2:28 am ET Approx. 3 min. Hurricane Sandy and New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District Jon Runyan; Peter Slen Representative Jon Runyan (R-NJ) talked the impact of Hurricane Sandy on his 3rd Congressional ... Representative Jon Runyan (R-NJ) talked the impact of Hurricane Sandy on his 3rd Congressional District, and recovery from flooding and power losses.
3:53 pm ET Approx. 7 min. Wisconsin and the 2012 Election Craig Gilbert; Pedro Echevarria Craig Gilbert talked about Wisconsin as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential ... Craig Gilbert talked about Wisconsin as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential election, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included polling data, the impact of the state’s U.S. Representative Paul Ryan selection as Mitt Romney’s running mate, and the recall election of Governor Scott Walker.
“Swing” states are those in which either both major political parties have a strong chance of winning a state’s electoral college votes. As a result both Republican and Democrats campaign more heavily in those states because they represent the best chances to gain electoral votes.
This was part three of a “Washington Journal” series on the ten “swing” or “battleground” states in the 2012 election: Florida, Nevada, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Ohio.
2:32 am ET Approx. 9 min. Hurricane Sandy and New York's 14th Congressional District Carolyn Maloney; Peter Slen Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) talked about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on her 14th ... Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) talked about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on her 14th Congressional District, and recovery from flooding and power losses.
4:10 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 49 min. LIVE U.S.-Asia Relations Former ambassadors talked about the Obama administration’s record in Asia and future ... Former ambassadors talked about the Obama administration’s record in Asia and future challenges and task. In a discussion focusing on China and East Asia, they advised that future U.S. policy focus heavily on Asia. They also advised Congress and political leaders to end political gridlock and rebuild some bipartisanship, suggesting that U.S.-China policy would be a good place to start. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. 2:44 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 47 min. U.S.-Asia Relations Former ambassadors talked about the Obama administration’s record in Asia and future ... Former ambassadors talked about the Obama administration’s record in Asia and future challenges and task. In a discussion focusing on China and East Asia, they advised that future U.S. policy focus heavily on Asia. They also advised Congress and political leaders to end political gridlock and rebuild some bipartisanship, suggesting that U.S.-China policy would be a good place to start. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
6:02 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Future of the U.S. Army David Berteau; Raymond Odierno General Ray Odierno talked about the future of the Army. Some of the topics he mentioned were ... General Ray Odierno talked about the future of the Army. Some of the topics he mentioned were the Defense Department budget, the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on gays and lesbians in the military, and global threats. He said the Army had made deeper cuts than other branches of the military recently, and he vowed to maintain readiness at all costs. General Odierno also answered questions from members of the audience. 4:35 am ET Approx. 56 min. New York 27th Congressional District Debate Candidates for New York’s 27th Congressional District, Representative Kathy Hochul (D) and ... Candidates for New York’s 27th Congressional District, Representative Kathy Hochul (D) and Chris Collins (R), debated various campaign issues. Courtesy of YNN.
7:03 pm ET Approx. 26 min. Virginia and the 2012 Election Nancy Calo; Larry Sabato; Peter Slen Larry Sabato talked about Virginia’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 ... Larry Sabato talked about Virginia’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential election, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the state’s unemployment rate, voters, voting systems, and the areas of the state that are vital for both President Obama and Mitt Romney.
“Swing” states are those in which either both major political parties have a strong chance of winning a state’s electoral college votes. As a result both Republican and Democrats campaign more heavily in those states because they represent the best chances to gain electoral votes. 
This was part nine of a “Washington Journal” series on the ten “swing” or “battleground” states in the 2012 election: Florida, Nevada, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Ohio.
5:35 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Government Assistance Programs Panelists talked about ways to improve the application and receiving process of public assistance ... Panelists talked about ways to improve the application and receiving process of public assistance programs, specifically removing barriers, increasing access, and easing the strain on agencies' administrative capacities. They focused on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP and formerly called food stamps), and the challenges of moving the application process online. They also answered questions from audience members.
7:30 pm ET Approx. 57 min. LIVE Rhode Island 1st Congressional District Debate Candidates for Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District, Representative David Cicilline ... Candidates for Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District, Representative David Cicilline (D), Brendan Doherty (R), and David Vogel (I), debated various campaign issues. This debate was held by the Rhode Island College American Democracy Project in Sapinsley Hall of the Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts. Held in partnership with NBC-10, Bill Rappleye moderated. 
Courtesy of WJAR NBC 10.
8:32 pm ET Approx. 41 min. Ann Romney Campaign Event in Ohio Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and other women spoke at a ... Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and other women spoke at a campaign event at the Aladdin Shrine Center in Columbus, Ohio. She called on Ohioans to vote early for her husband Mitt Romney. She said that he would not fail women and the American people.
9:14 pm ET Approx. 7 min. Colorado and the 2012 Election Greta Brawner; Curtis Hubbard Curtis Hubbard talked about Colorado’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 ... Curtis Hubbard talked about Colorado’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential election, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Among other topics he discussed Obama and Romney and campaign strategy and some the state’s key House races.
“Swing” states are those in which either both major political parties have a strong chance of winning a state’s electoral college votes. As a result both Republican and Democrats campaign more heavily in those states because they represent the best chances to gain electoral votes. 
This was part seven of a “Washington Journal” series on the ten “swing” or “battleground” states in the 2012 election: Florida, Nevada, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Ohio.
9:21 pm ET Approx. 2 min. LIVE President Obama Campaign Event in Colorado Barack Obama; Savannah Pullin President Obama spoke at a campaign rally in Boulder, Colorado. He mentioned the wildfires in ... President Obama spoke at a campaign rally in Boulder, Colorado. He mentioned the wildfires in Colorado and the shootings in Aurora as well as Hurricane Sandy as examples of Americans coming together in times of crisis.
This rally in the Coors Event Center of the University of Colorado, Boulder, was the third and final campaign event of President Obama’s first day of campaigning since Hurricane Sandy made landfall.
9:24 pm ET Approx. 7 min. Wisconsin and the 2012 Election Craig Gilbert; Pedro Echevarria Craig Gilbert talked about Wisconsin as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential ... Craig Gilbert talked about Wisconsin as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential election, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included polling data, the impact of the state’s U.S. Representative Paul Ryan selection as Mitt Romney’s running mate, and the recall election of Governor Scott Walker.
“Swing” states are those in which either both major political parties have a strong chance of winning a state’s electoral college votes. As a result both Republican and Democrats campaign more heavily in those states because they represent the best chances to gain electoral votes.
This was part three of a “Washington Journal” series on the ten “swing” or “battleground” states in the 2012 election: Florida, Nevada, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Ohio.
9:38 pm ET Approx. 43 min. LIVE President Obama Campaign Event in Colorado Barack Obama; Savannah Pullin President Obama spoke at a campaign rally in Boulder, Colorado. He mentioned the wildfires in ... President Obama spoke at a campaign rally in Boulder, Colorado. He mentioned the wildfires in Colorado and the shootings in Aurora as well as Hurricane Sandy as examples of Americans coming together in times of crisis.
This rally in the Coors Event Center of the University of Colorado, Boulder, was the third and final campaign event of President Obama’s first day of campaigning since Hurricane Sandy made landfall.
10:21 pm ET Approx. 10 min. LIVE Open Phones after Obama Campaign Event Following President Obama’s campaign speech in Boulder, Colorado, telephone lines were open ... Following President Obama’s campaign speech in Boulder, Colorado, telephone lines were open for viewers on a question related to the final week of the 2012 presidential campaign: “Why do you support your candidate?” Live scenes of the end of the rally in the Coors Event Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder, were shown in the background as well as video clips of the event.
10:34 pm ET Approx. 58 min. Mitt Romney Campaign Event in Virginia Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at a campaign event at Meadow Event Park in ... Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at a campaign event at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia. He was joined by Virginia U.S. Senate candidate George Allen, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Former Governor Romney was briefly interrupted by a climate protestor as he spoke about relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Governor Romney also criticized President Obama’s proposed business cabinet position.
11:34 pm ET Approx. 32 min. Virginia and the 2012 Election Nancy Calo; Larry Sabato; Peter Slen Larry Sabato talked about Virginia’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 ... Larry Sabato talked about Virginia’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential election, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the state’s unemployment rate, voters, voting systems, and the areas of the state that are vital for both President Obama and Mitt Romney.
“Swing” states are those in which either both major political parties have a strong chance of winning a state’s electoral college votes. As a result both Republican and Democrats campaign more heavily in those states because they represent the best chances to gain electoral votes. 
This was part nine of a “Washington Journal” series on the ten “swing” or “battleground” states in the 2012 election: Florida, Nevada, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Ohio.
12:07 am ET Approx. 47 min. Democratic and Republican Efforts in Virginia Barbara Comstock; Brian Moran; Peter Slen Representative Barbara Comstock and Brian Moran talked about why their respective candidates, Mitt ... Representative Barbara Comstock and Brian Moran talked about why their respective candidates, Mitt Romney and President Obama, should become the next president, and their efforts to ensure that Virginia votes for their party. They examined how the commonwealth differs politically since 2008, Republican and Democratic strongholds, and the ground game for both candidates, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
12:59 am ET Approx. 56 min. Montana Senate Debate Montana Senate candidates Representative Denny Rehberg (R) and Senator Jon Tester (D) debated ... Montana Senate candidates Representative Denny Rehberg (R) and Senator Jon Tester (D) debated various campaign issues.
This was their fourth and final debate. It was held at the Riverside Country Club in Bozeman, Montana.
Courtesy of the Montana TV Network.
1:58 am ET Approx. 34 min. Ann Romney Campaign Event in Ohio Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and other women spoke at a ... Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and other women spoke at a campaign event at the Aladdin Shrine Center in Columbus, Ohio. She called on Ohioans to vote early for her husband Mitt Romney. She said that he would not fail women and the American people.
2:34 am ET Approx. 38 min. President Obama Campaign Event in Colorado Barack Obama; Savannah Pullin President Obama spoke at a campaign rally in Boulder, Colorado. He mentioned the wildfires in ... President Obama spoke at a campaign rally in Boulder, Colorado. He mentioned the wildfires in Colorado and the shootings in Aurora as well as Hurricane Sandy as examples of Americans coming together in times of crisis.
This rally in the Coors Event Center of the University of Colorado, Boulder, was the third and final campaign event of President Obama’s first day of campaigning since Hurricane Sandy made landfall.
3:13 am ET Approx. 58 min. Mitt Romney Campaign Event in Virginia Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at a campaign event at Meadow Event Park in ... Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at a campaign event at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia. He was joined by Virginia U.S. Senate candidate George Allen, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Former Governor Romney was briefly interrupted by a climate protestor as he spoke about relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Governor Romney also criticized President Obama’s proposed business cabinet position.
4:18 am ET Approx. 56 min. Montana Senate Debate Montana Senate candidates Representative Denny Rehberg (R) and Senator Jon Tester (D) debated ... Montana Senate candidates Representative Denny Rehberg (R) and Senator Jon Tester (D) debated various campaign issues.
This was their fourth and final debate. It was held at the Riverside Country Club in Bozeman, Montana.
Courtesy of the Montana TV Network.
5:17 am ET Approx. 58 min. Mitt Romney Campaign Event in Virginia Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at a campaign event at Meadow Event Park in ... Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at a campaign event at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia. He was joined by Virginia U.S. Senate candidate George Allen, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Former Governor Romney was briefly interrupted by a climate protestor as he spoke about relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Governor Romney also criticized President Obama’s proposed business cabinet position.
6:19 am ET Approx. 38 min. President Obama Campaign Event in Colorado Barack Obama; Savannah Pullin President Obama spoke at a campaign rally in Boulder, Colorado. He mentioned the wildfires in ... President Obama spoke at a campaign rally in Boulder, Colorado. He mentioned the wildfires in Colorado and the shootings in Aurora as well as Hurricane Sandy as examples of Americans coming together in times of crisis.
This rally in the Coors Event Center of the University of Colorado, Boulder, was the third and final campaign event of President Obama’s first day of campaigning since Hurricane Sandy made landfall.