C-SPAN Podcasts of the Week
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C-SPAN provides our viewers with a comprehensive range of public policy programs. 'Podcasts of the Week' are noteworthy programs drawn from the three C-SPAN networks.
||Senate Blocks Debo Adegbile Nomination||Senator Harkin on Blocking the Nomination of Debo Adegbile||3/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hearing on IRS Targeting of Conservative Groups||IRS Targeting Investigation||3/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Q&A: Virginia Postrel||Q&A with Virginia Postrel||3/2/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hearing on Alzheimer's Disease||Alzheimer's Disease Research||2/26/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hearing on Use of Solitary Confinement||Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons||2/25/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Washington Journal: Gun Ownership in the U.S.||Gun Ownership in the U.S.||2/22/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Washington Journal: Future of Bitcoin||Future of Bitcoin||2/18/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Newsmakers: David Medine||Newsmakers with David Medine||2/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||V.P. Biden Addresses House Democrats||Vice President Biden at House Democratic Retreat||2/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hearing on U.S. Economic Outlook||Janet Yellen on Monetary Policy and the Economy, Part 1||2/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||National Prayer Breakfast||National Prayer Breakfast||2/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||President Signs Farm Bill||Farm Bill Signing Ceremony||2/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hearing: IRS Targeting Investigation - Part 1||IRS Targeting of Conservative Groups, Part 1||2/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||GOP Briefing on Govt. Surveillance Leaks||Government Surveillance Leaks||2/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hearing: Marijuana Policy||Marijuana Policy||2/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||GOP Response to State of the Union Address||Republican Response to State of the Union Address||1/28/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||State of the Union Address||2014 State of the Union Address||1/28/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||First Ladies: Hillary Clinton||First Lady Hillary Clinton||1/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||First Ladies: Barbara Bush||First Lady Barbara Bush||1/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Fmr. Defense Secretary Gates Discusses Memoir||Book Discussion on [Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War]||1/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Pres. Obama Remarks on Intelligence Programs||President Obama Remarks on Intelligence Programs||1/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||President Obama Speech on the Economy||Economy and the Manufacturing Sector||1/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||First Ladies: Nancy Reagan||First Lady Nancy Reagan||1/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Recreational Marijuana Sales||Recreational Marijuana Sales||1/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
The C-SPAN podcast is a great idea. Only problem is that it doesn't work. Don't waste your time being frustrated by it. I have been trying to download Al Gore's NSA speech for close to a week. Doesn't work. Bubba the jokester can figure out how to do a podcast, but C-SPAN can't.
Politics In the Raw
Okay, so it's not updated frequently enough, and many times the thing won't download. The reason why that uypsets people is because the content is as good as it is, and we just wish we could have access too it more often. C-SPAN does not edit it's content, and these podcasts are often very important events that few of us could have had the direct experience of being there for. Thus, you get a real insider feel from these podcasts. This the stuff the news programs talk about, not the commentary, but the actual event itself that other shows merely comment on. Here you can make up your own mind what you think about it woithout any interference from a commentator.
Why so little C-SPAN content on iTunes?
Is it to drive people to the C-SPAN website? So much more could be made available here... especially Washington Journal, which is so painstakingly archived at the website, but mostly mp3-unfriendly. Really, how much harder could it be to upload it here as well?