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4:00 am PT Approx. 9 min. LIVE Book Discussion on Who Stole the American Dream? Hedrick Smith; Susan Swain Hedrick Smith was interviewed by phone about his forthcoming Who Stole the American ... Hedrick Smith was interviewed by phone about his forthcoming Who Stole the American Dream? Can We Get it Back?" 5:53 am PT Approx. 38 min. Human Rights Abuses in China Witnesses testified at an emergency hearing on recent developments concerning Chinese blind ... Witnesses testified at an emergency hearing on recent developments concerning Chinese blind dissident Chen Guangcheng, who escaped from his 19 month house arrest to the U.S. Embassy in China. They also talked about his legal advocacy work in China and human rights abuses in the country. During the hearing Chen Guangcheng spoke by telephone, through an interpreter, to the hearing and requested a meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
After escape from home confinement, Chen met with the U.S. ambassador and administration officials at the American Embassy in Beijing and received medical treatment. After staying at the embassy for six days, U.S. and Chinese officials agreed to let him live safely in China with his family. Hours after Chen left the U.S. Embassy for a hospital checkup, he informed the U.S. that he and his family felt threatened and wanted to go abroad.
3:31 am PT Approx. 58 min. Evolution of Terrorist Groups Panelists spoke about counterterrorism strategies and lessons learned in recent efforts to ... Panelists spoke about counterterrorism strategies and lessons learned in recent efforts to eradicate terrorist groups such as the Nepali Maoists, the Taliban, and al-Qaida. They also responded to questions from the audience.
4:09 am PT Approx. 37 min. LIVE Open Phones Susan Swain Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “What does the ‘American ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “What does the ‘American dream’ mean to you?”
A clip of C-SPAN’s “Q&A” interview with President Lyndon Johnson biographer Robert Caro was shown. The interview aired in its entirety on Sunday, May 6, 2012.
6:42 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. 2012 Presidential Election Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) and William Kristol debated 2012 presidential election ... Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) and William Kristol debated 2012 presidential election issues. Topics included Obama administration policies toward Israel, the economy, Iran’s nuclear program, the state of the Republican Party, and immigration reform. Mr. Kristol said the upcoming election is a very important one and urged the Jewish community to have an open mind and seriously look at all the issues and the policy options. Representative Frank responded that “If you have decided views about elements of public policy, and you don’t know now whether you’re going to vote for Obama or Romney, something’s the matter with you.” 4:30 am PT Approx. 40 min. Evolution of Terrorist Groups Panelists talked about the evolution and the capabilities of al-Qaida, and its influence on U.S ... Panelists talked about the evolution and the capabilities of al-Qaida, and its influence on U.S interests around the world. Among the issues they addressed were the lowered threat from the organization, challenges ahead for U.S. counterterrorism efforts, and the impact of the democratic movements in the region known as the “Arab Spring.”
4:47 am PT Approx. 46 min. LIVE U.S. Economy Susan Swain; David Walker David Walker talked about the state of the U.S. economy and upcoming policy decisions for Congress ... David Walker talked about the state of the U.S. economy and upcoming policy decisions for Congress and the president. Other topics included the 2012 presidential election and the latest unemployment statistics. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Mr. Walker participated from Pittsburgh.
7:56 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Climate Change, The Economy, and Health Panelists talked about the effects of climate change on the world economy, environment, and ... Panelists talked about the effects of climate change on the world economy, environment, and health. Among the topics the addressed were the potential adverse affects of climate change, U.S. and global environmental policies, and possible scientific and governmental solutions. They responded to questions from the audience. 5:11 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Moderate Republicans and the Rise of the Tea Party Election scholars spoke about growing division and partisanship in the political culture over the ... Election scholars spoke about growing division and partisanship in the political culture over the past few decades, with a focus on divisions in the Republican Party leading to declining influence by moderate Republicans. Panelists from both sides of the issue examined recent elections showing how both the Republican and Democratic Parties had become more clearly divided into liberal and conservative camps. President Nixon, according to the panel, was the last true moderate, but his contributions are largely ignored because of the Watergate scandal.
5:35 am PT Approx. 40 min. LIVE Jane Harman on U.S. Foreign Policy Jane Harman; Susan Swain Former Representative Jane Harman (D-CA) talked about issues related to U.S. foreign policy, ... Former Representative Jane Harman (D-CA) talked about issues related to U.S. foreign policy, homeland security, and intelligence. Topics included the U.S. handling of the Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, President Obama’s signing of the Afghanistan security deal, and the use of drones in counterterrorism. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 9:22 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Non-Governmental Veteran Support Assistance Representatives from non-governmental organizations talked about assistance programs they offer ... Representatives from non-governmental organizations talked about assistance programs they offer for veterans and their families. Warriors and Quiet Waters teaches wounded veterans to fly fish. Special Operations Warrior Foundations (SOFW) provides full college education funding for the children of veterans who die during or as a result of a military special operations mission. SOFW also sends $3,000 to wounded warriors for unexpected returning home costs. The Medal of Honor Foundation developed a character development curriculum for schools. Following their remarks, panelists answered questions from the audience. 6:37 am PT Approx. 1 hr. Robert Zoellick Remarks Samuel Worthington; Robert Zoellick Outgoing World Bank President Robert Zoellick talked global development during his tenure. In ... Outgoing World Bank President Robert Zoellick talked global development during his tenure. In his remarks he cautioned against a top-down approach to international development work, and called on the U.S. to get its fiscal house in order. He also responded to questions from the audience.
6:18 am PT Approx. 42 min. LIVE U.S. Prison Population Michael Jacobson; James Lynch; Susan Swain James Lynch and Michael Jacobson talked about population trends in U.S. federal and state prisons, ... James Lynch and Michael Jacobson talked about population trends in U.S. federal and state prisons, jails, and people on parole and probation. Topics included the size and growth of the correctional population, reasons for imprisonment, the demographics of the correctional population, changes in sentencing laws and procedures, and how other state and federal legislation and initiatives are affecting the nation’s correctional institutions. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
This program is part of C-SPAN’s regular Friday “America by the Numbers” series.
10:28 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 49 min. Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program HOUSE HOMELAND SECURITY-SUBCOMMITTEE ON CYBERSECURITY, INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION AND SECURITY ... HOUSE HOMELAND SECURITY-SUBCOMMITTEE ON CYBERSECURITY, INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION AND SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES
Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards Program
The Subcommittee will be examining numerous problems in the compliance of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, including leadership turnover, inadequate training and poor hiring decisions. 
Panel One:
Rand Beers, undersecretary of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate
Penny J. Anderson, director, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division, Office of Infrastructure Protection, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
David Wulf, deputy director, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division, Office of Infrastructure Protection, DHS
Panel Two:
Bill Allmond, vice president for government and public relations, Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates
Timothy J. Scott, chief security officer and corporate director for emergency services and security, Dow Chemical
David L. Wright, President, American Federation of Government Employees Local 918

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7:38 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. International Development and Relief Work Representatives from non-governmental organizations spoke about the future of international ... Representatives from non-governmental organizations spoke about the future of international development and relief work. Among the topics they addressed were the impact of the recent financial crisis on both the global economy and the ability to provide assistance, human rights issues, and global climate change. They responded to questions from the audience.
7:03 am PT Approx. 48 min. Coordination of Comprehensive Cyber Policy Panelists spoke about global challenges to cyber security and coordination between the U.S. and ... Panelists spoke about global challenges to cyber security and coordination between the U.S. and Europe on information security. Among the issues they addressed were cooperative efforts between law enforcement organizations, various approaches to cyber security employed by different nations and agencies, and potential future challenges to cyber security. 12:19 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. Financial Transaction Security and Mobile Devices Witnesses testified on potential security threats and the regulation of financial transactions ... Witnesses testified on potential security threats and the regulation of financial transactions made from smart phones and other mobile devices. 8:48 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Michael Oren on U.S.-Israel Relations Michael Oren Ambassador Michael Oren talked about the unique relationship between the U.S. and Israel, their ... Ambassador Michael Oren talked about the unique relationship between the U.S. and Israel, their shared history, and future growth together. During his remarks several students walked out in protest of Israeli policies.
9:57 am PT Approx. 37 min. Human Rights Abuses in China Witnesses testified at an emergency hearing on recent developments concerning Chinese blind ... Witnesses testified at an emergency hearing on recent developments concerning Chinese blind dissident Chen Guangcheng, who escaped from his 19 month house arrest to the U.S. Embassy in China. They also talked about his legal advocacy work in China and human rights abuses in the country. During the hearing Chen Guangcheng spoke by telephone, through an interpreter, to the hearing and requested a meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
After escape from home confinement, Chen met with the U.S. ambassador and administration officials at the American Embassy in Beijing and received medical treatment. After staying at the embassy for six days, U.S. and Chinese officials agreed to let him live safely in China with his family. Hours after Chen left the U.S. Embassy for a hospital checkup, he informed the U.S. that he and his family felt threatened and wanted to go abroad.
1:40 pm PT Approx. 56 min. Transatlantic Cyber Security Cooperation Panelists talked about U.S.-European Union (EU) cyber security partnerships.
This discussion ...
Panelists talked about U.S.-European Union (EU) cyber security partnerships.
This discussion was part of a Center for Strategic and International Studies day-long conference on cyber security.
9:54 am PT Approx. 24 min. Anti-Defamation League National Leadership Conference Steve Adler; Pam Schwartz; Steven Simon Steven Simon spoke about a number of issues in the Middle East including the violence in Syria, ... Steven Simon spoke about a number of issues in the Middle East including the violence in Syria, Egypt’s on-going political transition, and Iran’s nuclear program. He also said that the Obama administration had done significantly more than previous administrations to defend Israel’s security.
10:39 am PT Approx. 23 min. 2012 State of Black America Report Marc Morial Marc Morial talked about the 2012 State of Black America Report. The report indicated that 34 ... Marc Morial talked about the 2012 State of Black America Report. The report indicated that 34 states had some form of voter identification law, and that a rising number of states were moving to disenfranchise ex-felons. It also showed increasing numbers of new restrictions on early and absentee voting. 2:37 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. U.S. Tax Policy Panelists talked about the case for U.S. tax reform. Topics included tax code simplification ... Panelists talked about the case for U.S. tax reform. Topics included tax code simplification and fairness, the value-added tax, the corporate tax rate, and raising taxes to pay for Social Security and Medicare obligations. 10:19 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Anti-Defamation League Conference, Panel Discussion Panelists spoke about Middle East policy and security challenges facing the region. Among the ... Panelists spoke about Middle East policy and security challenges facing the region. Among the issues they addressed were Iranian nuclear development, political unrest and violence in Syria, the Middle East peace process, and U.S. foreign policy goals in the region. They responded to questions from the audience.
11:02 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. 2012 State of Black America Panelists talked about the state of black America in 2012. Topics included young people and ... Panelists talked about the state of black America in 2012. Topics included young people and voting, the economy, and social media. After their discussion they answered audience members' questions. 3:57 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Q&A with Madeleine Sackler Brian Lamb; Madeleine Sackler Madeleine Sackler talked about the documentary The Lottery which she directed and ... Madeleine Sackler talked about the documentary The Lottery which she directed and produced. The documentary tells the story of how children are chosen to participate in charter schools in New York City. It follows the paths of four families from Harlem and the Bronx who hope to get their children into the Harlem Success Academy and out of the New York public school system. It also covers community and school board meetings where the charter school system is debated. Video clips of the documentary were shown.
Madeleine Sackler is a 27 year old filmmaker based in New York City. She previously co-directed Mechina: A Preparation. She was part of the research team for the Martin Scorsese film Shine a Light. Ms. Sackler is a graduate of Duke University.
11:42 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. U.S. Foreign Aid Programs Panelists talked about the amount of foreign aid given by the United States. Carrie ... Panelists talked about the amount of foreign aid given by the United States. Carrie Hessler-Radelet in her opening statement said, “Most Americans vastly overestimate how much we actually spend on foreign assistance.” Heather Hurlburt talked about the role of foreign aid in the 2012 elections and the “aid industrial complex.” Judith Morrison focused on U.S. aid to Latin America. After their speeches, they answered questions from the audience.
12:11 pm PT Approx. 57 min. U.S. Tax Policy Reform Panelists talked about the principles of tax reform. They discussed the elimination of ... Panelists talked about the principles of tax reform. They discussed the elimination of deductions and exclusions, job creation and the corporate tax rate, and the possibility of reform following the 2012 presidential election. 5:00 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Book Discussion on Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion and Reinvention Jamal Joseph recounts his life as a member of the Black Panther Party in New York City in the ... Jamal Joseph recounts his life as a member of the Black Panther Party in New York City in the 1960s and '70s. The author recalls his introduction to the Panthers his senior year of high school and reports that a year later he was sentenced to prison for conspiracy as one of the Panther 21. Upon being exonerated, he participated in the Revolutionary Black Underground, where his involvement sent him back to prison. Mr. Joseph recounts his time served and his procurement of two colleges degrees during his second prison sentence and that he is now a professor and chair of Columbia University’s Graduate Film Division, the same institution he once urged students to set afire during one of his speeches as a Panther. Jamal Joseph spoke at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Sultan Ahmad moderated the question and answer period and introduced a visit by Bobby Seale. 1:02 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Women in Business Business leaders offered advice to young women on breaking through the “glass ... Business leaders offered advice to young women on breaking through the “glass ceiling.” Topics included pay equity women in leadership, diversity, women and men’s brain processes, and the percentage of women serving on corporate boards.
1:41 pm PT Approx. 58 min. Evolution of Terrorist Groups Panelists spoke about counterterrorism strategies and lessons learned in recent efforts to ... Panelists spoke about counterterrorism strategies and lessons learned in recent efforts to eradicate terrorist groups such as the Nepali Maoists, the Taliban, and al-Qaida. They also responded to questions from the audience. 6:14 pm PT Approx. 49 min. Book Discussion on Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts Stacy Cordery Stacey Cordery recounted the life of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low, the founder of the ... Stacey Cordery recounted the life of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts of America. Raised in post-Civil War Savannah, Georgia, Daisy Gordon attempted to balance her aristocratic upbringing with her outside interests. Following her divorce to an Englishman, William Mackay Low, Ms. Low befriended Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts, and with the assistance of Mr. Baden-Powell’s sister created the Girl Guides. Ms. Low would eventually change the name to the Girl Scouts of America; an organization that its founder believed should be a fun and instructive place for girls to obtain skills useful to their personal lives and careers. Stacey Cordery spoke at the National First Ladies' Library in Canton, Ohio, as part of a day-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first Girl Scout meeting Ms. Low called in Savannah on March 12, 1912. She used numerous slides during her presentation and responded to questions from members of the audience. 2:23 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Home Affairs Committee Hearing on British Drug Policy Witnesses testified before the British Home Affairs Committee for and against the ... Witnesses testified before the British Home Affairs Committee for and against the decriminalization of drugs, particularly cannabis. British comedian and actor Russell Brand talked about overcoming his drug addiction and his documentary on how society viewed addiction. Later, the committee heard from critics of the drug policy who advocated for tougher drug laws.
2:40 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. 2012 Presidential Election Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) and William Kristol debated 2012 presidential election ... Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) and William Kristol debated 2012 presidential election issues. Topics included Obama administration policies toward Israel, the economy, Iran’s nuclear program, the state of the Republican Party, and immigration reform. Mr. Kristol said the upcoming election is a very important one and urged the Jewish community to have an open mind and seriously look at all the issues and the policy options. Representative Frank responded that “If you have decided views about elements of public policy, and you don’t know now whether you’re going to vote for Obama or Romney, something’s the matter with you.” 7:05 pm PT Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on God's Right Hand Eugene Dionne; Michael Winters Michael Sean Winters recounts the life of the Reverend Jerry Falwell (1933-2007). The child of ... Michael Sean Winters recounts the life of the Reverend Jerry Falwell (1933-2007). The child of agnostic parents, Jerry Falwell began his career as a Baptist pastor and later founded a mega-church and a Christian university, Liberty University. The author reports that the Reverend Falwell was initially disinterested in politics, but eventually chose to participate after he declared the United States in moral decline. He founded the political lobbying group, The Moral Majority, in 1979, which, according to the author, politically motivated fundamentalist Christians and redefined the social and political priorities of the Republican Party. Michael Sean Winters was interviewed by E.J. Dionne at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. 3:36 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Impact of Credit Rating Agencies Moritz Kraemer; David Riley; Alastair Wilson Representatives from the three major sovereign credit agencies testified before a British ... Representatives from the three major sovereign credit agencies testified before a British parliamentary committee on the political implication of credit ratings and banking scores. Members from the British Treasury Committee asked the witnesses about the recent downgrades of the United States and other eurozone countries. They also examined the role of the credit agencies and the potential ethical considerations when disclosing negative ratings around political events.
3:58 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Non-Governmental Veteran Support Assistance Representatives from non-governmental organizations talked about assistance programs they offer ... Representatives from non-governmental organizations talked about assistance programs they offer for veterans and their families. Warriors and Quiet Waters teaches wounded veterans to fly fish. Special Operations Warrior Foundations (SOFW) provides full college education funding for the children of veterans who die during or as a result of a military special operations mission. SOFW also sends $3,000 to wounded warriors for unexpected returning home costs. The Medal of Honor Foundation developed a character development curriculum for schools. Following their remarks, panelists answered questions from the audience. 8:01 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Book Discussion on Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion and Reinvention Jamal Joseph recounts his life as a member of the Black Panther Party in New York City in the ... Jamal Joseph recounts his life as a member of the Black Panther Party in New York City in the 1960s and '70s. The author recalls his introduction to the Panthers his senior year of high school and reports that a year later he was sentenced to prison for conspiracy as one of the Panther 21. Upon being exonerated, he participated in the Revolutionary Black Underground, where his involvement sent him back to prison. Mr. Joseph recounts his time served and his procurement of two colleges degrees during his second prison sentence and that he is now a professor and chair of Columbia University’s Graduate Film Division, the same institution he once urged students to set afire during one of his speeches as a Panther. Jamal Joseph spoke at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Sultan Ahmad moderated the question and answer period and introduced a visit by Bobby Seale. 5:00 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. History of Alcohol in America Historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf and Brian Balogh host the public radio show and podcast ... Historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf and Brian Balogh host the public radio show and podcast “BackStory with the American History Guys.” This weekend, we’ll simulcast the show live from Wisconsin as they explore the history of beer and spirits in America, and what it tells us about life in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Live from the Organization of American Historians annual meeting in Milwaukee.
5:03 pm PT Approx. 36 min. Secretary Panetta Town Hall Meeting with Troops Leon Panetta Defense Secretary Leon Panetta held a town hall meeting with about 1,300 soldiers from the 3rd ... Defense Secretary Leon Panetta held a town hall meeting with about 1,300 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division’s 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team. He thanked the infantry for their courageous work in serving their country. He then addressed the issue of misconduct and several high-profile episodes of misconduct by some troops in Afghanistan, saying the incidents not only discredited the entire armed forces, but also damaged America’s chances for battlefield success. He also talked about partnership agreement signed by Presidents Obama and Karzai on the ongoing withdrawal of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. 9:15 pm PT Approx. 49 min. Book Discussion on Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts Stacy Cordery Stacey Cordery recounted the life of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low, the founder of the ... Stacey Cordery recounted the life of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts of America. Raised in post-Civil War Savannah, Georgia, Daisy Gordon attempted to balance her aristocratic upbringing with her outside interests. Following her divorce to an Englishman, William Mackay Low, Ms. Low befriended Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts, and with the assistance of Mr. Baden-Powell’s sister created the Girl Guides. Ms. Low would eventually change the name to the Girl Scouts of America; an organization that its founder believed should be a fun and instructive place for girls to obtain skills useful to their personal lives and careers. Stacey Cordery spoke at the National First Ladies' Library in Canton, Ohio, as part of a day-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first Girl Scout meeting Ms. Low called in Savannah on March 12, 1912. She used numerous slides during her presentation and responded to questions from members of the audience. 6:22 pm PT Approx. 27 min. George Washington's Distillery Steve Bashore; David Pickerell; Dennis Pogue An authentic working replica of George Washington’s distillery and gristmill were ... An authentic working replica of George Washington’s distillery and gristmill were reconstructed on the original foundations at Mount Vernon. Whiskey and other spirits are made there as it was done two centuries ago. Dennis Pogue, author of Founding Spirits: George Washington and the Beginnings of the American Whiskey Industry, Steve Boshare, and consultant David Pickerell gave a tour as an apple brandy was being made. They talked about the archeological reconstruction process, distillery operations, and the role of the distillery in George Washington’s life. He was the only Founding Father to commercially operate a whiskey distillery and, one of the largest of its time, it was one of the most successful economic components of Mount Vernon.
5:40 pm PT Approx. 27 min. Jane Harman on U.S. Foreign Policy Jane Harman; Susan Swain Former Representative Jane Harman (D-CA) talked about issues related to U.S. foreign policy, ... Former Representative Jane Harman (D-CA) talked about issues related to U.S. foreign policy, homeland security, and intelligence. Topics included the U.S. handling of the Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, President Obama’s signing of the Afghanistan security deal, and the use of drones in counterterrorism. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 10:06 pm PT Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on God's Right Hand Eugene Dionne; Michael Winters Michael Sean Winters recounts the life of the Reverend Jerry Falwell (1933-2007). The child of ... Michael Sean Winters recounts the life of the Reverend Jerry Falwell (1933-2007). The child of agnostic parents, Jerry Falwell began his career as a Baptist pastor and later founded a mega-church and a Christian university, Liberty University. The author reports that the Reverend Falwell was initially disinterested in politics, but eventually chose to participate after he declared the United States in moral decline. He founded the political lobbying group, The Moral Majority, in 1979, which, according to the author, politically motivated fundamentalist Christians and redefined the social and political priorities of the Republican Party. Michael Sean Winters was interviewed by E.J. Dionne at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. 8:11 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. History of Opiates in America, Part 1 Scott Martin Professor Scott Martin teaches the course “Drugs and Alcohol in American Culture” at ... Professor Scott Martin teaches the course “Drugs and Alcohol in American Culture” at Bowling Green State University. This class on the history of opiates in America is titled “Opium Addiction in America.”
This is the first part of Professor Martin’s class.
6:08 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 54 min. LIVE Libertarian Party Presidential Debate Dave Bergland; Gary Johnson; Lee Wrights Libertarian Party presidential candidates debated a number of issues including fiscal policy, the ... Libertarian Party presidential candidates debated a number of issues including fiscal policy, the role of the federal government, national security, and the environment. Candidates responded to questions from moderator Dave Bergland, and were also permitted to make opening and closing statements. 11:02 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Book Discussion on Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion and Reinvention Jamal Joseph recounts his life as a member of the Black Panther Party in New York City in the ... Jamal Joseph recounts his life as a member of the Black Panther Party in New York City in the 1960s and '70s. The author recalls his introduction to the Panthers his senior year of high school and reports that a year later he was sentenced to prison for conspiracy as one of the Panther 21. Upon being exonerated, he participated in the Revolutionary Black Underground, where his involvement sent him back to prison. Mr. Joseph recounts his time served and his procurement of two colleges degrees during his second prison sentence and that he is now a professor and chair of Columbia University’s Graduate Film Division, the same institution he once urged students to set afire during one of his speeches as a Panther. Jamal Joseph spoke at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Sultan Ahmad moderated the question and answer period and introduced a visit by Bobby Seale. 9:40 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. Financial Transaction Security and Mobile Devices Witnesses testified on potential security threats and the regulation of financial transactions ... Witnesses testified on potential security threats and the regulation of financial transactions made from smart phones and other mobile devices.
8:06 pm PT Approx. 38 min. Leadership in Government Christopher Christie Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) delivered the keynote address at the Milton Friedman Prize for ... Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) delivered the keynote address at the Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty Biennial Dinner. He talked about his fight to cut government spending in New Jersey and how successful domestic leadership could have a positive impact abroad. 12:15 am PT Approx. 49 min. Book Discussion on Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts Stacy Cordery Stacey Cordery recounted the life of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low, the founder of the ... Stacey Cordery recounted the life of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts of America. Raised in post-Civil War Savannah, Georgia, Daisy Gordon attempted to balance her aristocratic upbringing with her outside interests. Following her divorce to an Englishman, William Mackay Low, Ms. Low befriended Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts, and with the assistance of Mr. Baden-Powell’s sister created the Girl Guides. Ms. Low would eventually change the name to the Girl Scouts of America; an organization that its founder believed should be a fun and instructive place for girls to obtain skills useful to their personal lives and careers. Stacey Cordery spoke at the National First Ladies' Library in Canton, Ohio, as part of a day-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first Girl Scout meeting Ms. Low called in Savannah on March 12, 1912. She used numerous slides during her presentation and responded to questions from members of the audience. 11:00 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. History of Alcohol in America Historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf and Brian Balogh host the public radio show and podcast ... Historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf and Brian Balogh host the public radio show and podcast “BackStory with the American History Guys.” This weekend, we’ll simulcast the show live from Wisconsin as they explore the history of beer and spirits in America, and what it tells us about life in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Live from the Organization of American Historians annual meeting in Milwaukee.
8:47 pm PT Approx. 39 min. Vice President Biden on Violence Against Women Act Joseph Biden; Gloria Lau Vice President Joe Biden talked about renewing the Violence Against Women Act, enacted in 1994 to ... Vice President Joe Biden talked about renewing the Violence Against Women Act, enacted in 1994 to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls. The legislation, which would reauthorize more than $650 million in programs and was expected to be taken up in the House after their recess. The act was drafted by then-Senator Biden. 1:07 am PT Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on God's Right Hand Eugene Dionne; Michael Winters Michael Sean Winters recounts the life of the Reverend Jerry Falwell (1933-2007). The child of ... Michael Sean Winters recounts the life of the Reverend Jerry Falwell (1933-2007). The child of agnostic parents, Jerry Falwell began his career as a Baptist pastor and later founded a mega-church and a Christian university, Liberty University. The author reports that the Reverend Falwell was initially disinterested in politics, but eventually chose to participate after he declared the United States in moral decline. He founded the political lobbying group, The Moral Majority, in 1979, which, according to the author, politically motivated fundamentalist Christians and redefined the social and political priorities of the Republican Party. Michael Sean Winters was interviewed by E.J. Dionne at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. 12:22 am PT Approx. 27 min. George Washington's Distillery Steve Bashore; David Pickerell; Dennis Pogue An authentic working replica of George Washington’s distillery and gristmill were ... An authentic working replica of George Washington’s distillery and gristmill were reconstructed on the original foundations at Mount Vernon. Whiskey and other spirits are made there as it was done two centuries ago. Dennis Pogue, author of Founding Spirits: George Washington and the Beginnings of the American Whiskey Industry, Steve Boshare, and consultant David Pickerell gave a tour as an apple brandy was being made. They talked about the archeological reconstruction process, distillery operations, and the role of the distillery in George Washington’s life. He was the only Founding Father to commercially operate a whiskey distillery and, one of the largest of its time, it was one of the most successful economic components of Mount Vernon.
9:29 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. 2012 Presidential Election Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) and William Kristol debated 2012 presidential election ... Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) and William Kristol debated 2012 presidential election issues. Topics included Obama administration policies toward Israel, the economy, Iran’s nuclear program, the state of the Republican Party, and immigration reform. Mr. Kristol said the upcoming election is a very important one and urged the Jewish community to have an open mind and seriously look at all the issues and the policy options. Representative Frank responded that “If you have decided views about elements of public policy, and you don’t know now whether you’re going to vote for Obama or Romney, something’s the matter with you.” 2:03 am PT Approx. 23 min. 2012 State of Black America Report Marc Morial Marc Morial talked about the 2012 State of Black America Report. The report indicated that 34 ... Marc Morial talked about the 2012 State of Black America Report. The report indicated that 34 states had some form of voter identification law, and that a rising number of states were moving to disenfranchise ex-felons. It also showed increasing numbers of new restrictions on early and absentee voting. 2:11 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. History of Opiates in America, Part 1 Scott Martin Professor Scott Martin teaches the course “Drugs and Alcohol in American Culture” at ... Professor Scott Martin teaches the course “Drugs and Alcohol in American Culture” at Bowling Green State University. This class on the history of opiates in America is titled “Opium Addiction in America.”
This is the first part of Professor Martin’s class.
10:49 pm PT Approx. 35 min. Secretary Panetta Town Hall Meeting with Troops Leon Panetta Defense Secretary Leon Panetta held a town hall meeting with about 1,300 soldiers from the 3rd ... Defense Secretary Leon Panetta held a town hall meeting with about 1,300 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division’s 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team. He thanked the infantry for their courageous work in serving their country. He then addressed the issue of misconduct and several high-profile episodes of misconduct by some troops in Afghanistan, saying the incidents not only discredited the entire armed forces, but also damaged America’s chances for battlefield success. He also talked about partnership agreement signed by Presidents Obama and Karzai on the ongoing withdrawal of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. 2:26 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. 2012 State of Black America Panelists talked about the state of black America in 2012. Topics included young people and ... Panelists talked about the state of black America in 2012. Topics included young people and voting, the economy, and social media. After their discussion they answered audience members' questions. 3:40 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. Financial Transaction Security and Mobile Devices Witnesses testified on potential security threats and the regulation of financial transactions ... Witnesses testified on potential security threats and the regulation of financial transactions made from smart phones and other mobile devices.
11:28 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 50 min. Libertarian Party Presidential Debate Dave Bergland; Gary Johnson; Lee Wrights Libertarian Party presidential candidates debated a number of issues including fiscal policy, the ... Libertarian Party presidential candidates debated a number of issues including fiscal policy, the role of the federal government, national security, and the environment. Candidates responded to questions from moderator Dave Bergland, and were also permitted to make opening and closing statements. 3:35 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Climate Change, The Economy, and Health Panelists talked about the effects of climate change on the world economy, environment, and ... Panelists talked about the effects of climate change on the world economy, environment, and health. Among the topics the addressed were the potential adverse affects of climate change, U.S. and global environmental policies, and possible scientific and governmental solutions. They responded to questions from the audience.
1:20 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. 2012 Presidential Election Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) and William Kristol debated 2012 presidential election ... Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) and William Kristol debated 2012 presidential election issues. Topics included Obama administration policies toward Israel, the economy, Iran’s nuclear program, the state of the Republican Party, and immigration reform. Mr. Kristol said the upcoming election is a very important one and urged the Jewish community to have an open mind and seriously look at all the issues and the policy options. Representative Frank responded that “If you have decided views about elements of public policy, and you don’t know now whether you’re going to vote for Obama or Romney, something’s the matter with you.”
2:41 am PT Approx. 38 min. Leadership in Government Christopher Christie Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) delivered the keynote address at the Milton Friedman Prize for ... Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) delivered the keynote address at the Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty Biennial Dinner. He talked about his fight to cut government spending in New Jersey and how successful domestic leadership could have a positive impact abroad.
3:22 am PT Approx. 35 min. Secretary Panetta Town Hall Meeting with Troops Leon Panetta Defense Secretary Leon Panetta held a town hall meeting with about 1,300 soldiers from the 3rd ... Defense Secretary Leon Panetta held a town hall meeting with about 1,300 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division’s 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team. He thanked the infantry for their courageous work in serving their country. He then addressed the issue of misconduct and several high-profile episodes of misconduct by some troops in Afghanistan, saying the incidents not only discredited the entire armed forces, but also damaged America’s chances for battlefield success. He also talked about partnership agreement signed by Presidents Obama and Karzai on the ongoing withdrawal of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.