C-SPAN Schedule

< Thursday, January 17 >

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5:00 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. LIVE Open Phones Peter Slen Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on President Obama’s gun control proposals. Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on President Obama’s gun control proposals. 4:48 am MT Approx. 57 min. Consequences of Aridity and Drought Scientific and government officials discussed the complexity of aridity and drought. U.S. ... Scientific and government officials discussed the complexity of aridity and drought. U.S. Geological Survey research scientist Margaret Redsteer said climate change would affect not only the magnitude but the severity and duration of droughts. Topics included the economic impacts from wild fires throughout the U.S. in 2012 to the famines that impact sub-Saharan Africa. 
“Aridity and Drought and their Consequences” was a plenary session of 13th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment, titled “Disasters and Environment: Science, Preparedness, and Resilience,” held for three days in the Ronald Reagan Building by the National Council for Science and the Environment.
4:36 am MT Approx. 51 min. Richard Fisher Remarks on Large Financial Institutions Richard Fisher; C. Gray Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said banks that were “too big to ... Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said banks that were “too big to fail” remain a threat to the economy and proposed a plan to split the banks into smaller businesses. He also said the recently passed Dodd-Frank financial regulations were too confusing and should be simplified. He spoke at a Committee of the Republic event held at the National Press Club.
6:08 am MT Approx. 50 min. LIVE Gun Control Proposals Nancy Calo; Jonathan Lowy; Peter Slen Jon Lowy atalked about the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence’s viewpoint on gun violence ... Jon Lowy atalked about the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence’s viewpoint on gun violence and possible new gun laws in the U.S., including proposals outlined by President Obama. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
5:46 am MT Approx. 45 min. Presidential Inauguration Preparation Representatives of the inaugural committees, the U.S. Capitol Police, and the military reviewed ... Representatives of the inaugural committees, the U.S. Capitol Police, and the military reviewed the schedule of planned events for President Obama’s second inauguration and briefed the press on the latest developments. Brent Colburn said the inaugural ceremonies should flow smoothly, lessons having been learned from President Obama’s 2009 inauguration. Other topics included costs related to the ceremony and training for law enforcement officers and others. 5:29 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Representative Sander Levin on the Congressional Agenda David Cook; Sander Levin House Ways and Means Ranking Member Representative Sander Levin (D-MI) talked about the agenda for ... House Ways and Means Ranking Member Representative Sander Levin (D-MI) talked about the agenda for the 113th Congress at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast event for reporters at the St. Regis Hotel. He also responded to questions from the audience.
7:00 am MT Approx. 1 hr. LIVE Open Phones Peter Slen Telephone lines were open for viewers to talk about President Obama’s gun control ... Telephone lines were open for viewers to talk about President Obama’s gun control proposals. During the first half-hour, they commented on the mental health aspect of President Obama’s gun control proposals. The latter half was devoted to reactions to the question, “Are you in favor of police presence at schools?” 6:32 am MT Approx. 59 min. LIVE Debt and Deficit Reduction Former Senate Budget Committee Chairs Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Judd Gregg (R-NH) talked about the ... Former Senate Budget Committee Chairs Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Judd Gregg (R-NH) talked about the next steps to debt and deficit reduction. Topics included the raising of the debt ceiling, Social Security and Medicare reform, and sequestration. Kent Conrad showed various slides regarding revenue and spending during his speech. Following their presentations, they answered questions from the audience. Former Senator Gregg said during questioning that he did not believe an agreement could be worked out in the House but rather in the Senate.
This event at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., was part of Leading Authorities' Association Lecture Series, co-hosted with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.*There were introductory videos.
6:34 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Middle Class Retirement Security AARP CEO Barry Rand talked about the challenges facing middle class retirement. Mr. Rand ... AARP CEO Barry Rand talked about the challenges facing middle class retirement. Mr. Rand said the middle class faces declining into the lower class once they retire. He called on congressional leaders to focus more on economic growth instead of just the numbers in finding ways to reduce the nation’s debt. He said, “Washington has focused the debate on big numbers but it should be on people.”
8:03 am MT Approx. 2 hr. 1 min. Gun Violence Prevention Local government officials, the mother of a congressional staff member killed at a 2011 Tucson ... Local government officials, the mother of a congressional staff member killed at a 2011 Tucson mass shooting, and the superintendent of Newtown, Connecticut, schools recounted their personal experiences with gun violence. They also talked about ways to prevent future gun violence. 
The hearing was held in reaction to the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting in December 2012.
7:33 am MT Approx. 58 min. Securities and Exchange Commission Agenda Daniel Gallagher; David Hirschmann Dan Gallagher talked about his views on financial regulation and the Securities and Exchange ... Dan Gallagher talked about his views on financial regulation and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s 2013 agenda. He said he was concerned about the shortfalls of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations law and its Volcker Rule, which increases government oversight of trading in complex financial markets. 7:49 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. British Policy on Arms Exports Controls British Foreign Secretary William Hague testified on arms export controls before the British ... British Foreign Secretary William Hague testified on arms export controls before the British Committees on Arms Export Controls. The committee examined a range of issues, including the government’s policy on strategic exports and the licensing of arms exports and other goods. The foreign secretary was asked to update the committee on several issues including the United Kingdom’s arms export policy with Syria and Israel and the implications of the European Union arms embargo on United Kingdom policy. Topics included the possibility of the United States joining in arms control treaties and the use of U.S. use of drones. He was joined by the head of Arms Export Policy Department within the British Foreign Commonwealth Office.
10:07 am MT Approx. 47 min. Gun Control Proposals Nancy Calo; Jonathan Lowy; Peter Slen Jon Lowy atalked about the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence’s viewpoint on gun violence ... Jon Lowy atalked about the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence’s viewpoint on gun violence and possible new gun laws in the U.S., including proposals outlined by President Obama. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
8:34 am MT Approx. 50 min. Richard Fisher Remarks on Large Financial Institutions Richard Fisher; C. Gray Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said banks that were “too big to ... Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said banks that were “too big to fail” remain a threat to the economy and proposed a plan to split the banks into smaller businesses. He also said the recently passed Dodd-Frank financial regulations were too confusing and should be simplified. He spoke at a Committee of the Republic event held at the National Press Club. 8:59 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 58 min. Mortgage Policy The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) held a field hearing on mortgage policy with ... The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) held a field hearing on mortgage policy with consumer groups, industry stakeholders, and financial experts. CFPB Director Richard Cordray unveiled the new CFPB “Ability to Repay” mortgage rule and criteria for qualified mortgages that he said were intended to protect all parties involved. The event, held in Westminster Hall in Baltimore, Maryland, opened with remarks by elected officials followed by Mr. Cordray’s remarks, a panel discussion with consumer and industry representatives, and then a period for comments from members of the public.
10:56 am MT Approx. 51 min. Open Phones Peter Slen Telephone lines were open for viewers to talk about President Obama’s gun control ... Telephone lines were open for viewers to talk about President Obama’s gun control proposals. During the first half-hour, they commented on the mental health aspect of President Obama’s gun control proposals. The latter half was devoted to reactions to the question, “Are you in favor of police presence at schools?” 9:28 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Sexual Assault in the Military, Military Panel The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a briefing in preparation for an annual report, 2013 ... The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a briefing in preparation for an annual report, 2013 Statutory Enforcement Report: Sexual Assault in the Military, to assess the efforts of the Department of Defense to ensure justice in the military’s investigations of sexual assault allegations, its discipline of perpetrators, and its efforts to address and reduce discrimination against women in the military.  10:59 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Education System Reform Superintendents talked about effective ways that school systems could implement Common Core State ... Superintendents talked about effective ways that school systems could implement Common Core State standards, adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia, that allow states to accurately compare standardized test scores across the country and internationally. They also discussed the need and importance of training and providing support for teachers in the initiative. David Coleman challenged the initiative on the grounds that the program was a costly “mediocre” program that would not prepare students for college. Panelists answered questions from the audience about the cost to states of the program, room the possibility for extended programs such as summer school, and competency-based instruction.
11:48 am MT Approx. 58 min. LIVE Vice President Biden Remarks at U.S. Conference of Mayors Joseph Biden; Michael Nutter Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the annual winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of ... Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the annual winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He began with brief remarks on the U.S. economy, but the bulk of his speech concerned President Obama’s gun violence prevention proposals. 11:05 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. LIVE Immigration Policy Business, faith, and law enforcement leaders spoke to reporters about efforts to change U.S. ... Business, faith, and law enforcement leaders spoke to reporters about efforts to change U.S. immigration laws. They discussed the possibility of reform with the 113th Congress, and options for getting legal status and citizenship. The program included questions from reporters in the audience at the National Press Club. 12:33 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 49 min. Haiti Earthquake Recovery Ambassador Paul Altidor spoke about recovery efforts and challenges three years after the Haitian ... Ambassador Paul Altidor spoke about recovery efforts and challenges three years after the Haitian earthquake. Following his remarks he took questions ranging on a number of issues such as education, economic development, and food security. Afterward, panelists talked about strategies for recovery and urban development.
12:50 pm MT Approx. 50 min. Debt and Deficit Reduction Former Senate Budget Committee Chairs Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Judd Gregg (R-NH) talked about the ... Former Senate Budget Committee Chairs Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Judd Gregg (R-NH) talked about the next steps to debt and deficit reduction. Topics included the raising of the debt ceiling, Social Security and Medicare reform, and sequestration. Kent Conrad showed various slides regarding revenue and spending during his speech. Following their presentations, they answered questions from the audience. Former Senator Gregg said during questioning that he did not believe an agreement could be worked out in the House but rather in the Senate.
This event at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., was part of Leading Authorities' Association Lecture Series, co-hosted with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.*There were introductory videos.
12:10 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Middle Class Retirement Security AARP CEO Barry Rand talked about the challenges facing middle class retirement. Mr. Rand ... AARP CEO Barry Rand talked about the challenges facing middle class retirement. Mr. Rand said the middle class faces declining into the lower class once they retire. He called on congressional leaders to focus more on economic growth instead of just the numbers in finding ways to reduce the nation’s debt. He said, “Washington has focused the debate on big numbers but it should be on people.” 2:25 pm MT Approx. 55 min. Space Exploration Buzz Aldrin; David Nazar Buzz Aldrin talked about the past and future of space exploration, detailing his own time at NASA ... Buzz Aldrin talked about the past and future of space exploration, detailing his own time at NASA and walking on the Moon. He urged more leadership from Washington, D.C., and a return to big aims in space such as putting a colony on Mars. He was interviewed by David Nazar. "Past, Present and Future of Space Exploration" was a World Affairs Council of Orange County event at the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel.
1:43 pm MT Approx. 44 min. Global Economy Christine Lagarde; Gerry Rice Christine Lagarde talked about the state of the global economy and emerging markets. Among ... Christine Lagarde talked about the state of the global economy and emerging markets. Among her remarks she said the global economic outlook had improved and that, “We stopped the collapse. We should avoid a relapse. It’s not time to relax.” She outlined the International Monetary Fund’s agenda for 2013 and answered reporters' questions, including on an additional $4 billion dollar package approved for Greece. 1:26 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Ben Bernanke on Economy and Monetary Policy Ben Bernanke; Susan Collins Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke at the University of Michigan’s Gerald Ford ... Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke at the University of Michigan’s Gerald Ford School of Public Policy about a number of topics related to the U.S. economy, including the “fiscal cliff” agreement, economic recovery, and the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy role. He called on Congress to raise the debt ceiling immediately so the U.S. could pay its bills. He was interviewed by Dean Susan Collins and responded to questions from members of the audience and from Twitter.
This was “Policy Talks @ the Ford School” event was held in Rackham Auditorium.
The “fiscal cliff” agreement reached earlier in the month included extension of most Bush-era tax cuts and of unemployment aid while delaying automatic spending cuts for two months.
3:21 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Breaking Our Addiction to Incarceration Vanita Gupta Vanita Gupta, ACLU Deputy Legal Director is also Director of the organization Center for Justice, ... Vanita Gupta, ACLU Deputy Legal Director is also Director of the organization Center for Justice, which addresses systemic problems in the U.S. criminal justice system, including the treatment of prisoners, the death penalty, and the policies of over-incarceration that have led the United States to imprison more people than any other country in the world. In addition, Gupta is an adjunct clinical professor at NYU School of Law, where she teaches and oversees a racial justice litigation clinic
2:29 pm MT Approx. 56 min. Immigration Policy Business, faith, and law enforcement leaders spoke to reporters about efforts to change U.S. ... Business, faith, and law enforcement leaders spoke to reporters about efforts to change U.S. immigration laws. They discussed the possibility of reform with the 113th Congress, and options for getting legal status and citizenship. The program included questions from reporters in the audience at the National Press Club. 2:34 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Budget Deficit Reform Panelists talked about resolving uncertainty in the federal government budget process in order to ... Panelists talked about resolving uncertainty in the federal government budget process in order to promote innovation. 
This forum was part of a Brookings Institution forum titled “Fostering Growth Through Innovation.”
4:35 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Terrorists and Refugee Programs Homeland Security and State Department officials testified at a hearing looking into the abuse of ... Homeland Security and State Department officials testified at a hearing looking into the abuse of refugee programs by terrorists.
3:28 pm MT Approx. 22 min. Economic Forecast and Monetary Policy Predictions Scott Anderson Chairman Scott Anderson gave the American Bankers Association Economic Advisory Committee’s ... Chairman Scott Anderson gave the American Bankers Association Economic Advisory Committee’s economic forecast for 2013. He said that higher taxes, a prolonged congressional debt ceiling debate, and sequestration could stop economic growth. The committee also predicted a continuing recovery for the housing market. Mr. Anderson responded to questions from the reporters in the audience. 3:57 pm MT Approx. 2 hr. 2 min. Gun Violence Prevention Local government officials, the mother of a congressional staff member killed at a 2011 Tucson ... Local government officials, the mother of a congressional staff member killed at a 2011 Tucson mass shooting, and the superintendent of Newtown, Connecticut, schools recounted their personal experiences with gun violence. They also talked about ways to prevent future gun violence. 
The hearing was held in reaction to the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting in December 2012.
6:01 pm MT Approx. 57 min. Immigration Policy Business, faith, and law enforcement leaders spoke to reporters about efforts to change U.S. ... Business, faith, and law enforcement leaders spoke to reporters about efforts to change U.S. immigration laws. They discussed the possibility of reform with the 113th Congress, and options for getting legal status and citizenship. The program included questions from reporters in the audience at the National Press Club.
3:51 pm MT Approx. 38 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions. He said the Obama administration is ... Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions. He said the Obama administration is “seeking clarity” from the Algerian government on the status of American hostages taken in an attack at a gas plant and oil field the previous day. He said there were not yet details to confirm the group responsible for the attack. Other topics included President Obama’s gun control proposals and his inauguration ceremonies.
The last 15 minutes not shown.
6:00 pm MT Approx. 59 min. Vice President Biden Remarks at U.S. Conference of Mayors Joseph Biden; Michael Nutter Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the annual winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of ... Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the annual winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He began with brief remarks on the U.S. economy, but the bulk of his speech concerned President Obama’s gun violence prevention proposals. 7:00 pm MT Approx. 50 min. Japan's 2011 Earthquake Scientific, business and government leaders examined the impact of the 2011 earthquake off the ... Scientific, business and government leaders examined the impact of the 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan that triggered a series of events from tsunami to the meltdown of Fukushima nuclear power plant. Topics included business recovery and the use of nuclear power.
“Japan 2011: Cascading Disasters” was a plenary session of 13th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment, titled “Disasters and Environment: Science, Preparedness, and Resilience,” held for three days in the Ronald Reagan Building by the National Council for Science and the Environment.
4:30 pm MT Approx. 2 hr. 32 min. LIVE Tavis Smiley Presents Poverty in America Tavis Smiley moderated a discussion focusing on poverty in the United States. Panelists ... Tavis Smiley moderated a discussion focusing on poverty in the United States. Panelists discussed issues including the importance of education, prisons, welfare programs, the size of government, and the federal budget. The panelists generally criticized the administration for not focusing on poverty and Tavis Smiley called on President Obama to hold a “White House Conference on the Eradication of Poverty in America.”
Mr. Smiley’s annual forum was titled “Vision for a New America: A Future without Poverty.” It was held in the Lisner Auditorium of George Washington University.
7:02 pm MT Approx. 39 min. Michigan State of the State Address Rick Snyder Governor Rick Snyder (R) gave the annual state of the state address in the State House in Lansing, ... Governor Rick Snyder (R) gave the annual state of the state address in the State House in Lansing, Michigan. Among his remarks he called for raising gas taxes and vehicle registration fees to pay for road reconstruction. 7:50 pm MT Approx. 57 min. Consequences of Aridity and Drought Scientific and government officials discussed the complexity of aridity and drought. U.S. ... Scientific and government officials discussed the complexity of aridity and drought. U.S. Geological Survey research scientist Margaret Redsteer said climate change would affect not only the magnitude but the severity and duration of droughts. Topics included the economic impacts from wild fires throughout the U.S. in 2012 to the famines that impact sub-Saharan Africa. 
“Aridity and Drought and their Consequences” was a plenary session of 13th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment, titled “Disasters and Environment: Science, Preparedness, and Resilience,” held for three days in the Ronald Reagan Building by the National Council for Science and the Environment.
7:04 pm MT Approx. 50 min. Debt and Deficit Reduction Former Senate Budget Committee Chairs Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Judd Gregg (R-NH) talked about the ... Former Senate Budget Committee Chairs Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Judd Gregg (R-NH) talked about the next steps to debt and deficit reduction. Topics included the raising of the debt ceiling, Social Security and Medicare reform, and sequestration. Kent Conrad showed various slides regarding revenue and spending during his speech. Following their presentations, they answered questions from the audience. Former Senator Gregg said during questioning that he did not believe an agreement could be worked out in the House but rather in the Senate.
This event at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., was part of Leading Authorities' Association Lecture Series, co-hosted with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.*There were introductory videos.
7:42 pm MT Approx. 24 min. Massachusetts State of the Commonwealth Address Deval Patrick Governor Deval Patrick made his annual state of the commonwealth address in the State House in ... Governor Deval Patrick made his annual state of the commonwealth address in the State House in Boston. He talked about what Massachusetts had accomplished and the work ahead, calling for investments in education, innovation, and infrastructure. He called for cuts in sales tax and increases in income taxes to pay for his transportation plan and education investments. 8:49 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Middle Class Retirement Security AARP CEO Barry Rand talked about the challenges facing middle class retirement. Mr. Rand ... AARP CEO Barry Rand talked about the challenges facing middle class retirement. Mr. Rand said the middle class faces declining into the lower class once they retire. He called on congressional leaders to focus more on economic growth instead of just the numbers in finding ways to reduce the nation’s debt. He said, “Washington has focused the debate on big numbers but it should be on people.”
7:55 pm MT Approx. 44 min. Global Economy Christine Lagarde; Gerry Rice Christine Lagarde talked about the state of the global economy and emerging markets. Among ... Christine Lagarde talked about the state of the global economy and emerging markets. Among her remarks she said the global economic outlook had improved and that, “We stopped the collapse. We should avoid a relapse. It’s not time to relax.” She outlined the International Monetary Fund’s agenda for 2013 and answered reporters' questions, including on an additional $4 billion dollar package approved for Greece. 8:07 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Representative Sander Levin on the Congressional Agenda David Cook; Sander Levin House Ways and Means Ranking Member Representative Sander Levin (D-MI) talked about the agenda for ... House Ways and Means Ranking Member Representative Sander Levin (D-MI) talked about the agenda for the 113th Congress at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast event for reporters at the St. Regis Hotel. He also responded to questions from the audience. 10:03 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Manufacturing Industries Job Growth Panelists talked about bolstering job growth in manufacturing industry. Topics included ... Panelists talked about bolstering job growth in manufacturing industry. Topics included corporate tax rates, vocational education and internships, and the gap between workers' jobs skills and employer needs. 
This forum was part of a Brookings Institution forum titled “Fostering Growth Through Innovation.”
8:42 pm MT Approx. 22 min. Economic Forecast and Monetary Policy Predictions Scott Anderson Chairman Scott Anderson gave the American Bankers Association Economic Advisory Committee’s ... Chairman Scott Anderson gave the American Bankers Association Economic Advisory Committee’s economic forecast for 2013. He said that higher taxes, a prolonged congressional debt ceiling debate, and sequestration could stop economic growth. The committee also predicted a continuing recovery for the housing market. Mr. Anderson responded to questions from the reporters in the audience. 9:12 pm MT Approx. 59 min. Vice President Biden Remarks at U.S. Conference of Mayors Joseph Biden; Michael Nutter Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the annual winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of ... Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the annual winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He began with brief remarks on the U.S. economy, but the bulk of his speech concerned President Obama’s gun violence prevention proposals. 11:34 pm MT Approx. 57 min. Immigration Policy Business, faith, and law enforcement leaders spoke to reporters about efforts to change U.S. ... Business, faith, and law enforcement leaders spoke to reporters about efforts to change U.S. immigration laws. They discussed the possibility of reform with the 113th Congress, and options for getting legal status and citizenship. The program included questions from reporters in the audience at the National Press Club.
9:06 pm MT Approx. 2 hr. 31 min. Tavis Smiley Presents Poverty in America Tavis Smiley moderated a discussion focusing on poverty in the United States. Panelists ... Tavis Smiley moderated a discussion focusing on poverty in the United States. Panelists discussed issues including the importance of education, prisons, welfare programs, the size of government, and the federal budget. The panelists generally criticized the administration for not focusing on poverty and Tavis Smiley called on President Obama to hold a “White House Conference on the Eradication of Poverty in America.”
Mr. Smiley’s annual forum was titled “Vision for a New America: A Future without Poverty.” It was held in the Lisner Auditorium of George Washington University.
10:14 pm MT Approx. 53 min. Michigan State of the State Address Rick Snyder Governor Rick Snyder (R) gave the annual state of the state address in the State House in Lansing, ... Governor Rick Snyder (R) gave the annual state of the state address in the State House in Lansing, Michigan. Among his remarks he called for raising gas taxes and vehicle registration fees to pay for road reconstruction. 12:33 am MT Approx. 50 min. Japan's 2011 Earthquake Scientific, business and government leaders examined the impact of the 2011 earthquake off the ... Scientific, business and government leaders examined the impact of the 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan that triggered a series of events from tsunami to the meltdown of Fukushima nuclear power plant. Topics included business recovery and the use of nuclear power.
“Japan 2011: Cascading Disasters” was a plenary session of 13th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment, titled “Disasters and Environment: Science, Preparedness, and Resilience,” held for three days in the Ronald Reagan Building by the National Council for Science and the Environment.
11:40 pm MT Approx. 50 min. Debt and Deficit Reduction Former Senate Budget Committee Chairs Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Judd Gregg (R-NH) talked about the ... Former Senate Budget Committee Chairs Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Judd Gregg (R-NH) talked about the next steps to debt and deficit reduction. Topics included the raising of the debt ceiling, Social Security and Medicare reform, and sequestration. Kent Conrad showed various slides regarding revenue and spending during his speech. Following their presentations, they answered questions from the audience. Former Senator Gregg said during questioning that he did not believe an agreement could be worked out in the House but rather in the Senate.
This event at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., was part of Leading Authorities' Association Lecture Series, co-hosted with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.*There were introductory videos.
11:08 pm MT Approx. 23 min. Massachusetts State of the Commonwealth Address Deval Patrick Governor Deval Patrick made his annual state of the commonwealth address in the State House in ... Governor Deval Patrick made his annual state of the commonwealth address in the State House in Boston. He talked about what Massachusetts had accomplished and the work ahead, calling for investments in education, innovation, and infrastructure. He called for cuts in sales tax and increases in income taxes to pay for his transportation plan and education investments. 1:23 am MT Approx. 57 min. Consequences of Aridity and Drought Scientific and government officials discussed the complexity of aridity and drought. U.S. ... Scientific and government officials discussed the complexity of aridity and drought. U.S. Geological Survey research scientist Margaret Redsteer said climate change would affect not only the magnitude but the severity and duration of droughts. Topics included the economic impacts from wild fires throughout the U.S. in 2012 to the famines that impact sub-Saharan Africa. 
“Aridity and Drought and their Consequences” was a plenary session of 13th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment, titled “Disasters and Environment: Science, Preparedness, and Resilience,” held for three days in the Ronald Reagan Building by the National Council for Science and the Environment.
12:33 am MT Approx. 44 min. Global Economy Christine Lagarde; Gerry Rice Christine Lagarde talked about the state of the global economy and emerging markets. Among ... Christine Lagarde talked about the state of the global economy and emerging markets. Among her remarks she said the global economic outlook had improved and that, “We stopped the collapse. We should avoid a relapse. It’s not time to relax.” She outlined the International Monetary Fund’s agenda for 2013 and answered reporters' questions, including on an additional $4 billion dollar package approved for Greece. 11:32 pm MT Approx. 39 min. Wyoming State of the State Address Matthew Mead Governor Matt Mead gave the annual state of the state address in the Wyoming State House. He ... Governor Matt Mead gave the annual state of the state address in the Wyoming State House. He said that Wyoming was very strong compared to other states and listed accomplishments in technology, energy resources, and tourism. He stated his opposition to the Affordable Care Act and asked lawmakers to consider whether to take the 50 million dollars in federal funding to expand Medicaid in the state. 
Courtesy of Wyoming PBS.
2:22 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Middle Class Retirement Security AARP CEO Barry Rand talked about the challenges facing middle class retirement. Mr. Rand ... AARP CEO Barry Rand talked about the challenges facing middle class retirement. Mr. Rand said the middle class faces declining into the lower class once they retire. He called on congressional leaders to focus more on economic growth instead of just the numbers in finding ways to reduce the nation’s debt. He said, “Washington has focused the debate on big numbers but it should be on people.”
1:20 am MT Approx. 22 min. Economic Forecast and Monetary Policy Predictions Scott Anderson Chairman Scott Anderson gave the American Bankers Association Economic Advisory Committee’s ... Chairman Scott Anderson gave the American Bankers Association Economic Advisory Committee’s economic forecast for 2013. He said that higher taxes, a prolonged congressional debt ceiling debate, and sequestration could stop economic growth. The committee also predicted a continuing recovery for the housing market. Mr. Anderson responded to questions from the reporters in the audience. 12:16 am MT Approx. 1 hr. Missouri v. McNeely Oral Argument The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Missouri v. McNeely to weigh the ... The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Missouri v. McNeely to weigh the public’s interest in driving and highway safety against the privacy rights of the individual in deciding if police officers can force suspected drunk drivers to give a blood sample without first obtaining a warrant. 
This case was on appeal from the Missouri Supreme Court, which sided with the motorist McNeely in agreeing that the taking of his blood without a search warrant was unreasonable under the Fourth Amendment’s ban against unreasonable searches and seizures. Missouri prosecutors and the government were asking the Court to set aside the requirement for a search warrant arguing that since alcohol dissipates in the blood, a police officer should not take the time to get a warrant from a judge.
Audio of the arguments was presented with visual still images of participants. Justice Thomas did not speak.
3:35 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Manufacturing Industries Job Growth Panelists talked about bolstering job growth in manufacturing industry. Topics included ... Panelists talked about bolstering job growth in manufacturing industry. Topics included corporate tax rates, vocational education and internships, and the gap between workers' jobs skills and employer needs. 
This forum was part of a Brookings Institution forum titled “Fostering Growth Through Innovation.”
1:44 am MT Approx. 51 min. Richard Fisher Remarks on Large Financial Institutions Richard Fisher; C. Gray Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said banks that were “too big to ... Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said banks that were “too big to fail” remain a threat to the economy and proposed a plan to split the banks into smaller businesses. He also said the recently passed Dodd-Frank financial regulations were too confusing and should be simplified. He spoke at a Committee of the Republic event held at the National Press Club. 1:18 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Ben Bernanke on Economy and Monetary Policy Ben Bernanke; Susan Collins Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke at the University of Michigan’s Gerald Ford ... Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke at the University of Michigan’s Gerald Ford School of Public Policy about a number of topics related to the U.S. economy, including the “fiscal cliff” agreement, economic recovery, and the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy role. He called on Congress to raise the debt ceiling immediately so the U.S. could pay its bills. He was interviewed by Dean Susan Collins and responded to questions from members of the audience and from Twitter.
This was “Policy Talks @ the Ford School” event was held in Rackham Auditorium.
The “fiscal cliff” agreement reached earlier in the month included extension of most Bush-era tax cuts and of unemployment aid while delaying automatic spending cuts for two months.
2:38 am MT Approx. 18 min. Transportation Infrastructure Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and John Horsley spoke at the Transportation Research ... Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and John Horsley spoke at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting. They urged Congress to provide some certainty to the transportation industry by producing a five to six year authorization bill. Several award recipients also spoke at the Chairman’s Luncheon, held at the Omni Shorham Hotel. 2:26 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Sexual Assault in the Military, Military Panel The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a briefing in preparation for an annual report, 2013 ... The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a briefing in preparation for an annual report, 2013 Statutory Enforcement Report: Sexual Assault in the Military, to assess the efforts of the Department of Defense to ensure justice in the military’s investigations of sexual assault allegations, its discipline of perpetrators, and its efforts to address and reduce discrimination against women in the military. 
2:59 am MT Approx. 57 min. Immigration Policy Business, faith, and law enforcement leaders spoke to reporters about efforts to change U.S. ... Business, faith, and law enforcement leaders spoke to reporters about efforts to change U.S. immigration laws. They discussed the possibility of reform with the 113th Congress, and options for getting legal status and citizenship. The program included questions from reporters in the audience at the National Press Club. 3:55 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 41 min. Scientific Predictions About the Future Panelists talked about the world envisioned by previous generations, and how things are different ... Panelists talked about the world envisioned by previous generations, and how things are different from that vision today. Greg Benford of the University of California, noted that many predictions about mass transportation have not come true, but the scientists of the mid 20th century also failed to predict the power and influence of the Internet.
4:00 am MT Approx. 59 min. Vice President Biden Remarks at U.S. Conference of Mayors Joseph Biden; Michael Nutter Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the annual winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of ... Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the annual winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He began with brief remarks on the U.S. economy, but the bulk of his speech concerned President Obama’s gun violence prevention proposals.