Past Programs 2008

October 2008

Forum: 10th Congressional District Candidates Forum -- Judy Feder (D) and Frank Wolf (R)

Moderator: Bruce DePuyt, Host, News Talk, NEWSCHANNEL 8 /ABC-7News

September 2008

Forum: 11th Congressional District Candidates Forum -- Gerry Connolly (D) and Keith Fimian (R)

Moderator: Matt Brock ABC7/NEWSCHANNEL8

May 15, 2008

What Effect Will the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area Have on Local Land Use? Can Private Property Rights and National Heritage Areas Peacefully Co-exist in Prince William County?


W.S. Wally Covington, III, Brentsville District Supervisor, PW County and Liaison to the JTHG Transportation sub-committee

Cate Magennis Wyatt, President, Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership

Robert J. Smith, Senior Fellow for Environmental Policy, National Center for Public Policy Research and Adjunct Senior Environmental Scholar, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Robert K. Sutton, Chief Historian, National Park Service, Former Superintendent Manassas National Battlefield Park

Moderator: Jim Bacon, Publisher, Bacon’s Rebellion website and column.

April 17, 2008

Lights Out in Prince William: Is There a Plan for Our Energy Future?


Jeffery J. Brown, Energy Economist

Mike Curtis, VP Public Relations, NOVEC

Matt Groff, Energy Coordinator PW County Public Works

Lynee Mackey, Director of Regulatory Policy, LS Power

William Murray, Managing Director of Public Policy, Dominion Resources

Moderator: Senator John “Chap” Petersen, Virginia 34th District

March 27, 2008

Forum: Freedom of Information Act (click here to see a video of this forum)

The People’s Right to Know versus Privacy Rights


Cheryl K. Chumley - Potomac News Reporter Maria J.K. Everett - Executive Director, Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council

Ross Horton – Acting County Attorney, Prince William County

Jennifer L. Perkins – Executive Director, Virginia Coalition for Open Government

Mike Stollenwerk – Chairman, Faixfax County Privacy Council

Moderator: Senator Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia 37th District

February 21, 2008

Forum: Blogging, Ethics and the First Amendment-How Far is Too Far? (Click here to see a video of this forum)


Jeremiah Denton, III –Trial Lawyer

John B. Morris, Jr. – Center for Democracy and Technology General Counsel (CDT) and Director of CDT Internet Standards, Technology and Policy Project

Charles Reichely- Blogger “Two Conservatives”

Ben Tribbet-Blogger “Not Larry Sabato”

Moderator: Marc Fisher-Washington Post Columnist and “Raw Fish” Blog

January 17, 2008

Alternatives to Treacherous Traffic Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)


Bill Vincent, Deputy Director Breakthrough Technologies (BTI) Ferry Service

Alan Gray, President MetroMarine Holdings, Inc. High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes

Tim Young, Project Development Manager Transurban Development Slug Lines

Robert Lang, Slugging Website developer and consumer

Moderator: Robert Thomson- “Dr. Gridlock” Washington Post Columnist