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Thursday, April 01, 2010
Can You Hear Me Now? Why Your Cell Phone is So Terrible

Few things in modern life irritate us as much as our cell phones. Calls drop, but contracts stick around forever. Monthly fees get ever higher, even as reception seems to get poorer. The New...

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Fossil Fuel Use and Alternative Energy

Panelists talked about ways to move away from dependence on fossil fuels to more energy-efficient sources such as wind and solar power.?They addressed energy security issues, green house gases,...

Thursday, May 14, 2009
President Barack Obama at ASU: Commencement Speech with intro by Michael Crow

President Obama's commencement speech (with introduction by Dr. Michael Crow) at the Arizona State University Commencement 2009. Featuring Dr. Michael Crow, President, Arizona State...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Financial Stability Measures Oversight, Part 2

Government and financial officials testified about the Treasury Department's oversight of the use by financial institutions of funds provided under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)....

Thursday, November 13, 2008
Treasury Department Use of Bailout Funds, Panel 2

Witnesses testified about the Treasury Department's use of a $700 billion fund, known as the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). They focused on the operation and management of the fund,...

Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Global Warming Effects on Extreme Weather

A hearing examining the links between global warming, extreme weather events, and how these events affect the world now and will in the future.

Featuring Marsha Blackburn, U.S....

Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Minority Dropout Rates

Educators spoke about a school dropout problem which was especially prevalent in ethnic minority communities. Among the topics they addressed were a recent study of the extent of the dropout...

Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Electronic Waste

A hearing was held on the management of waste electronic equipment (e-waste) such as computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines. Topics included industry practices for...

Wednesday, April 23, 2008
NASA International Space Station

Witnesses testified about the future of the International Space Station, transportation and service to the station following the planned end of Space Shuttle flights in 2010, and the expected...

Monday, June 04, 2007
Reducing Illegal File Sharing

Witnesses testified about unauthorized copying and distribution of information files via the Internet and on the use of technology to reduce illegal file sharing at universities. They talked about...

Sunday, March 11, 2007
Book Discussion on Collateral Damage: How High-Stakes Testing Corrupts America's Schools

David Berliner talked about the book he wrote with Sharon Nichols, Collateral Damage: How High-Stakes Testing Corrupts America's Schools. He argued that the testing mandated by the No Child...

Monday, October 30, 2006
Arizona Midterm Elections 2006

Professor Merrill talked by remote connection from Phoenix about Arizona politics and the competitive Senate and House races in the state. He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail....