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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


Episode 15: Fabrice Pothier on NATO

6/2/2017
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This week Fabrice Pothier, former Director of Policy Planning for NATO, discusses the organization's history, mission, and budget. 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: 00:26:03


Episode 13: Max Ehrenfreund on Declining Wages and the Shrinking Middle Class

5/26/2017
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This week's guest is Washington Post reporter Max Ehrenfreund. We spoke with him about a new report examining declining American wages and the shrinking middle class. 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: 00:22:43


Episode 13: Robert Danin on the Middle East Peace Process

5/19/2017
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This week's guest is Robert Danin, a senior fellow for Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and former Deputy Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs during the George W. Bush administration. We spoke with him about the history of the Arab-Israeli peace process. 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...

Duration: 00:26:03


Episode 12: Tim Wiener on the FBI and James Comey

5/12/2017
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With President Trump's dismissal of now-former FBI Director James Comey dominating the news we spoke to Pulitzer Prize winner Tim Weiner, author of Enemies: A History of the FBI. 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: 00:23:59


Episode 11: LuAnn Bennett on Running for Congress

5/5/2017
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With both parties recruiting candidates to run for office during the 2018 midterm elections, our guest this week is LuAnn Bennett, who lost in 2016 to Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock in the race to represent Virginia's 10th District. We talked with her about her experience running for office. 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: 00:26:51


Episode 9: Nile Gardiner on Brexit and the UK Election

4/21/2017
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Our guest this week is Nile Gardiner, a former aid to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the Director of the Heritage Foundation's Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom. We talked with him about Brexit and the upcoming general election in the U.K. 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...

Duration: 00:27:56