Q and A (C-SPAN)
Q&A with Vanda Felbab-Brown08/30/15
Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown, whose work focuses on international conflicts and nontraditional security threats, talks about U.S. counterinsurgency and state-building efforts in Afghanistan and the war on drugs.
Q&A with Kurt Deion
Presidential historian Kurt Deion discusses his visits to the graves of presidents and vice presidents, which he began as a nine-year-old, his interest in U.S. history, and his experiences meeting Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Q&A with Phyllis Bennis
Anti-war activist Phyllis Bennis discusses U.S. foreign policy since the September 11, 2001 attacks, antiterrorism efforts, and the Iran nuclear agreement.
Q&A with Kevyn Orr
Kevyn Orr, who served as emergency manager for the City of Detroit from 2013 to 2014, discusses overseeing the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Detroit faced a long-term debt of $18 billion when he took over the post.
Q&A with Robert Kurson
Robert Kurson discusses his book, [Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship], about the search for the Golden Fleece, which was sunk off the coast of the Dominican Republic in the 1680s.
Q&A with Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville
Filmmakers Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon discuss their documentary [Best of Enemies], which tells the story of the famous 1968 televised debates between conservative William F. Buckley and liberal Gore Vidal.
Q&A with Molly Crabapple
Vice columnist and artist Molly Crabapple discusses her drawings of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, as well as videos she has created on a variety of topics, including immigration detention centers.
Q&A with Kristen Soltis Anderson
Republican millennial pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson talks about her book, [The Selfie Vote], which examines shifting demographics in the U.S. and how they will impact future elections at the federal level.
Q&A with Don Ritchie and Ray Smock (Part 2)
Senate Historian Emeritus Don Ritchie and former House Historian Ray Smock discuss the history of the House and Senate, focusing on leaders, characters, legislation and scandals, and compare the current climate in Congress to past eras.
Q&A with Evan Thomas
Evan Thomas is our guest this week on Q&A. He joins us to discuss his new book, [Being Nixon: A Man Divided], which looks at the personal struggles of the introverted 37th president as he sought to be a leader on the world stage.
Q&A with Stephen Puleo
Author Stephen Puleo discusses his book [The Caning: The Assault that Drove America to Civil War], about Senator Charles Sumner's 1856 speech vilifying slave owners and his subsequent caning on the Senate floor by Representative Preston Brooks.
Q&A with Dr. Patrick O'Gara
Dr. Patrick O'Gara, director of clinical cardiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, discusses advances in heart surgery, progress in understanding heart health and heart diseases, and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on doctors and patients.
Q&A with Michael Witmore
Michael Witmore talks about his role as director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, as well as the library's function, funding, mission, and repository of the world's largest Shakespeare collection.
Q&A with Astronaut Chris Hadfield
Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield discusses his three missions on the International Space Station and his books, including [You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes] and [an Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth].
Q&A with Kate Andersen Brower
Kate Andersen Brower discusses her book, [The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House] on the first family's private moments as seen through the eyes of White House staff, including chief ushers, butlers, maids, chefs, and florists.
Q&A with Walter Pincus
[Washington Post] National Security Reporter Walter Pincus discusses his recent articles on the nuclear framework agreement with Iran, our relationship with Israel, and Defense Department spending in an era of sequestration cuts.
Q&A with Judith Miller
Judith Miller talks about her book [The Story: A Reporter's Journey], in which she chronicles her reporting leading up to the American invasion in Iraq in 2003.
Q&A: Jessica Stern
[ISIS: The State of Terror] Co-Author Jessica Stern talks about the genesis and growth of the terror organization and its goals, mission, and methods. She also speaks on terrorism's impact in the Middle East and how ISIS differs from other groups.
Q&A: Andrew Ferguson
Writer and Weekly Standard Senior Editor Andrew Ferguson talks about the current crop of 2016 GOP hopefuls, President Obama, Eisenhower Memorial cost overruns, his writing career, and the growing number of journalists and pundits in Washington, D.C.
Q&A: U.S. Senate Youth Program
One hundred and four high school students from all 50 states talk about their participation in the week-long U.S. Senate Youth Program on government and leadership. The program was created in 1962 and has brought over 5,000 students to Washington.
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