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Episode 37: Michael Beschloss on the LBJ Tapes

11/21/2017
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This week: The LBJ tapes- President Lyndon Baines Johnson and the audio recordings made during his presidency. We spoke with presidential historian and author Michael Beschloss. He's the author of two books examining the recordings, "Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964" and "Reaching for Glory: Lyndon Johnson's Secret White House Tapes, 1964-1965." Follow C-SPAN Radio on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag "CSPANSidebar". Like, rate, and review us wherever...

Duration: 00:30:59


Episode 36: Bruce Riedel on Saudi Arabia

11/17/2017
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This week we take a look at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with Bruce Riedel. He is a senior fellow and director of the Brookings Intelligence Project at the Brookings Institution. He's also the author of "Kings and Presidents: Saudi Arabia and the United States Since FDR." Follow C-SPAN Radio on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag "CSPANSidebar". Like, rate, and review us wherever you listen to podcasts. Every C-SPAN podcast is available on the FREE C-SPAN Radio App for Apple...

Duration: 00:22:56


Episode 35: William Doyle on the History of Guns in the U.S.

11/10/2017
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This week we look at the history of guns in America with Author William Doyle. He's the written a number of books including, "American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms," which he co-wrote with the late Chris Kyle of "American Sniper" fame. Follow C-SPAN Radio on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag "CSPANSidebar". Like, rate, and review us wherever you listen to podcasts. Every C-SPAN podcast is available on the FREE C-SPAN Radio App for Apple and Android devices.

Duration: 00:28:09


Episode 34: Ambassador Gary Locke on China and the U.S.

11/3/2017
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This week we look at the history of on U.S.-China relations from President Nixon's historic visit in 1972 through today. We get the perspective of Ambassador Gary Locke, who served as the United States envoy to China from 2011 to 2014. President Trump visits the country this week as part of a five-nation Asian tour. Follow C-SPAN Radio on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag "CSPANSidebar". Like, rate, and review us wherever you listen to podcasts. Every C-SPAN podcast is...

Duration: 00:31:35


Episode 33: Michael McCann on Sports and the Federel Government

10/27/2017
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This week we're joined by Michael McCann for a discussion on the history of the federal government's involvement with college and professional sports. He is the director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute at the University of New Hampshire School of Law as well as a regular contributor to Sports Illustrated. Follow C-SPAN Radio on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag "CSPANSidebar". Like, rate, and review us wherever you listen to podcasts. Every C-SPAN podcast is...

Duration: 00:28:41


Episode 32: Blaine Harden on the Korean War

10/20/2017
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This week author and journalist Blaine Harden joins us to discuss his book 'King of Spies,' and how the Korean Peninsula continues to be impacted by a war fought more than 50 years. It created the De-Militarized Zone along the 38th Parallel and tensions for every U.S. President since Harry Truman. Follow C-SPAN Radio on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag "CSPANSidebar". Like, rate, and review us wherever you listen to podcasts. Every C-SPAN podcast is available on the FREE...

Duration: 00:31:00


Episode 31: Steve Liesman on the Stock Market and Your Money

10/13/2017
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This week we're joined by CNBC Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman for a crash-course on economics, focusing on how the federal government and stock market impact the national economy. Follow C-SPAN Radio on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag "CSPANSidebar". Like, rate, and review us wherever you listen to podcasts. Every C-SPAN podcast is available on the FREE C-SPAN Radio App for Apple and Android devices.

Duration: 00:26:15


Episode 30: C-SPAN Executive Chairman Brian Lamb on the Creation of C-SPAN Radio

10/6/2017
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C-SPAN Radio was launched on October 9th, 1997. To mark the 20th anniversary, we spoke with C-SPAN Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Brian Lamb about the creation of the radio station, the evolution of C-SPAN, and the importance of our mission. Follow C-SPAN Radio on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag "CSPANSidebar". Like, rate, and review us wherever you listen to podcasts. Every C-SPAN podcast is available on the FREE C-SPAN Radio App for Apple and Android devices.

Duration: 00:40:04


Episode 28: David McCabe on Regulating Technology Companies

9/29/2017
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This week we examine the debate over regulating some of the biggest tech companies in the world including Facebook, Google and Amazon. Our guest is David McCabe, who covers the intersection of technology, policy, and politics for Axios. Follow C-SPAN Radio on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag "CSPANSidebar". Like, rate, and review us wherever you listen to podcasts. Every C-SPAN podcast is available on the FREE C-SPAN Radio App for Apple and Android devices.

Duration: 00:24:33


Episode 28: Sam Greene on Vladimir Putin

9/22/2017
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This week we look into the background of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Sam Greene, the Director of the Russia Institute at King`s College London. We spoke with him about how Putin's time in the KGB shaped his political philosophy, his rise to power in Moscow, and how Putin views his role in the Russian Government. Follow C-SPAN Radio on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag "CSPANSidebar". Like, rate, and review us wherever you listen to podcasts. Every C-SPAN podcast...

Duration: 00:29:50


Episode 27: Dr. Jill Hagenkord on Precision Medicine and Genetic Testing

9/15/2017
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This week we discuss precision medicine and genetic testing with Dr. Jill Hagenkord, Chief Medical Officer at Color Genomics, which provides genetic testing for hereditary cancer and high cholesterol risks as well as preventative health services, including genetic counseling. We spoke to her about recent breakthroughs in cancer research and precision medicine, the benefits of testing for cancer-causing gene mutations, and what it means for patients, families, and medical providers. Follow...

Duration: 00:29:33


Episode 26: Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad on the War in Afghanistan

9/1/2017
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President Trump recently announced his plans for the War in Afghanistan, including the deployment of additional US troops to the country. This week we look at the political geography and the recent history of Afghanistan with Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, who served as U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan (2003-2005) and Iraq (2005-2007). He also served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2007-2009). Ambassador Khalilzad discussed the roots and resilience of the Taliban, Afghanistan's drug...

Duration: 00:29:25


Episode 25: Jean H. Lee on the Rise and Rule of North Korea's Kim Dynasty

8/25/2017
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As tensions with North Korea rise, this week we examine the history of that country's ruling Kim family. We spoke to Jean H Lee, author of "Kings of Communism: Inside Kim Jong Un's Bloody Scramble to Kill of His Family" in the September edition of Esquire Magazine. She also led the Associated Press's coverage of the Korean Peninsula as bureau chief from 2008 to 2013 and opened the AP’s Pyongyang bureau in January 2012. We spoke with Ms. Lee about the Kim family's rise to power, the idea of...

Duration: 00:30:47


Episode 24: Francisco Toro on the Crisis in Venezuela

8/18/2017
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Earlier this month, President Trump addressed the deepening political and economic crises in Venezuela stating that the U.S. may consider "military options" if the situation gets worse. This week we spoke to Francisco Toro, a Venezuelan journalist and the Executive Editor of English-language blog Caracas Chronicles, about the current state of affairs in Venezuela and the rapidly deteriorating quality of life for those who remain in the country. Follow C-SPAN Radio on Twitter and join the...

Duration: 00:26:38


Episode 23: Robert Kahn on North Korea Sanctions

8/11/2017
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Earlier this month, the 15-member U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to impose strict new sanctions on North Korea in response to that country's ongoing testing of nuclear weapons. This week, we spoke to Robert Kahn, a senior fellow for international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, about how sanctions are enforced and why China will be critical in determining the effectiveness of any new sanctions against Pyongyang. Follow C-SPAN Radio on Twitter and join the...

Duration: 00:25:39


Episode 22: Bill Browder on the Magnitsky Act and Putin's Russia

7/28/2017
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Businessman and author Bill Browder was once one of Russia's top foreign investors, but in 2005 he was kicked out of the country and labeled a national security threat by President Vladimir Putin. This week on C-SPAN's The Sidebar Mr. Browder discusses Putin's Russia and the Magnitsky Act, which was named for his late lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, who was imprisoned for 11 months before dying in prison. Follow C-SPAN Radio on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag "CSPANSidebar"....

Duration: 00:24:36


Episode 21: Joseph Califano Jr. on the 1967 Detroit Riots

7/21/2017
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50 years ago this week, the 1967 Detroit Riots began. They lasted over five days in July, ignited by long-simmering racial tensions. This week on C-SPAN's The Sidebar podcast we look back at the riots with Joseph Califano Jr. He who served as a principal domestic aide to President Lyndon B. Johnson and was with him during that tumultuous time. Follow C-SPAN Radio on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag "CSPANSidebar". Like, rate, and review us wherever you listen to...

Duration: 00:28:30


Episode 20: Henry Olsen on Reagan-Era Tax Reform

7/14/2017
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This week we look at President Reagan's efforts to reform the tax code in the 1980's with Henry Olse, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the author of "The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism" Follow C-SPAN Radio on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag "CSPANSidebar". Like, rate, and review us wherever you listen to podcasts. Every C-SPAN podcast is available on the FREE C-SPAN Radio App for Apple and...

Duration: 00:25:22


Episode 19: Jeffrey Rosen on the Declaration of Independence and American democracy.

6/30/2017
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Our guest this week is Jeffrey Rosen, President & CEO of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The Declaration of Independence is part of the framework of America's democracy. He offers his perspective on the document that shapes our country 240 years later. Follow C-SPAN Radio on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag "CSPANSidebar". Like, rate, and review us wherever you listen to podcasts. Every C-SPAN podcast is available on the FREE C-SPAN Radio App for Apple...

Duration: 00:24:05


Episode 16: Ray Smock on Congressional Investigations

6/7/2017
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This week we examine the history of congressional investigations with Ray Smock, the director of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies at Shepherd University and a former Historian of the House of Representatives. Follow C-SPAN Radio on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag "CSPANSidebar". Like, rate, and review us wherever you listen to podcasts. Every C-SPAN podcast is available on the FREE C-SPAN Radio App for Apple and Android devices.

Duration: 00:27:54

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