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Intriguing hour-long conversations with people who are making things happen. Hosted by Peter Slen. New episodes every Sunday evening. From the network that brings you "Washington Today" and "Lectures in History" podcasts.

Q&A C-SPAN

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    • 4.4 • 245 Ratings

Intriguing hour-long conversations with people who are making things happen. Hosted by Peter Slen. New episodes every Sunday evening. From the network that brings you "Washington Today" and "Lectures in History" podcasts.

    Speaker Don Scott (D), Virginia House of Delegates

    Speaker Don Scott (D), Virginia House of Delegates

    "For every young kid that makes a mistake, they can look at Don Scott and say, 'I'll never give up. I can still be what I want to be in America.'" That was former Republican governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia speaking about our guest this week, the state's newly elected Democratic speaker of the House of Delegates. Don Scott talks about the hurdles he overcame, including spending almost eight years in prison, to become Virginia's first Black speaker in 405 years.
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    Charles Scribner III, "Scribners: Five Generations in Publishing"

    Charles Scribner III, "Scribners: Five Generations in Publishing"

    Charles Scribner III, author of "Scribners: Five Generations in Publishing," talks about his family's history at the famous publishing house that was founded by his great-great-grandfather in 1846. He also shares stories about some of the authors published by Scribner over the decades, including Edith Wharton, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Winston Churchill.
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    Sebastian Thrun, AI Pioneer & Tech Entrepreneur

    Sebastian Thrun, AI Pioneer & Tech Entrepreneur

    Tech entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun talks about his work in Silicon Valley and the future of artificial intelligence. Thrun, formerly a vice president at Google, is the founder or co-founder of Google X (R&D), Waymo (self-driving cars), Google Brain (AI), Kitty Hawk (flying vehicles), and Udacity (online learning).
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Betty Koed, "Scenes"

    Betty Koed, "Scenes"

    ALL NEW EPISODE!!!

    Retired U.S. Senate Historian Betty Koed shares stories from her book "Scenes: People, Places and Events That Shaped the United States Senate." It's a collection of brief chronicles of Senate history that she presented to Senators during their Tuesday caucus lunches between 2009 and 2023.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    FEED DROP: Martin Baron, "Collision of Power"

    FEED DROP: Martin Baron, "Collision of Power"

    We are unveiling a brand new Q&A podcast in two weeks, with a new host and all new guests but with the same goal of allowing you to hear from intriguing people who are shaping today's events. But this week, here’s an episode from our After Words podcast from October 2023 with Martin Baron, former executive editor of the Washington Post, on his book Collision of Power. He's interviewed by NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik.
    Q&A debuts with new episodes on January 28th, 2024.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Cassandra Good, "First Family"

    Cassandra Good, "First Family"

    Historian Cassandra Good talks about the lives and complicated legacies of George Washington's heirs. George and Martha Washington never had children together, but they raised Martha's children, and later grandchildren, as their own. Together they made up America's first "first family." This program originally aired in June 2023.
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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
245 Ratings

245 Ratings

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Sound quality needs to be better

I saw this mentioned on other comments, and I agree that the sound and audio quality needs to improve on Q&A. Otherwise, I greatly enjoy it. Thank you.

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Sound quality

Sound quality is poor esp on Q & A. Please improve.

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This Ken ,

C-span has lowered itself to being pure leftist propaganda.

There was a time when Cspan tried to maintain aura of impartiality. Not any more. It is pure leftist drivel.

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