<![CDATA[NECN - DC Dialogue]]>Copyright 2018https://www.necn.com/feature/dc-dialoguehttp://media.necn.com/designimages/clear.gifNECNhttps://www.necn.comen-usFri, 22 Jun 2018 12:39:41 -0400Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:39:41 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations<![CDATA[The Future of NAFTA]]>Thu, 24 May 2018 16:02:42 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/214*120/AP_17243680995819.jpg

New England Council CEO Jim Brett on the future of NAFTA and the congressional agenda over the summer.



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<![CDATA[How Edesia Works to Feed Millions of Kids Around the Globe]]>Thu, 24 May 2018 16:01:12 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000015404406_1200x675_1241182275874.jpg

Navyn Salem, founder and CEO of Edesia, on the products her company produces that have helped feed millions of malnourished children all over the globe. Plus, a new product aimed at solving the peanut allergy problem in the U.S.

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<![CDATA[The MITRE Mission]]>Thu, 24 May 2018 15:59:43 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/cybersecurityAP_95300709596.jpg

MITRE COO Pete Sherlock talks about his organization’s role in fighting cyber terrorism and hacking.



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<![CDATA[The Fight Against Opioid Addiction]]>Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:58:38 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/cms1127.jpg

Andrew Dreyfus, CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, talks about efforts to control health care costs with compromising on quality of care, the response to fight opioid addiction and the potential merger between Lahey Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.



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<![CDATA[An Update From the Edward M. Kennedy Institute]]>Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:57:24 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Edward+M.+Kennedy+Institute.jpg

Mary Grant, president of The Edward M. Kennedy Institute, provides an overview of the organization, its mission and the latest plans and goals.



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<![CDATA[Barbara Bush's Legacy in New England]]>Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:56:07 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/214*120/barbara-bush1.jpg

Jim Brett, CEO of New England Council, talks about trade and Barbara Bush's connection to New England.

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<![CDATA[Talking Trade With Canada]]>Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:47:00 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/David+Alward.JPG

David Alward, consul general of Canada to New England, talks Trump, Trudeau, truth, tariffs and a whole lot of NAFTA.

 



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<![CDATA[Trump Fires Tillerson Via Twitter]]>Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:48:03 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/214*120/Rex_Tillerson_Talk_Back.jpg

Boston Globe political reporter James Pindell weighs in on the Pennsylvania special election, prospects for the midterms, the impact of the Trump presidency, "Rex-it" and the 2020 race for the White House.

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<![CDATA[Economic Impact of Major Winter Storms]]>Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:43:19 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000013558866_1200x675_1186869315833.jpg

New England Council CEO Jim Brett weights in on the impact of the storms on both our economy and infrastructure.

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<![CDATA[Should Mass. Have a State-Run "Pot Bank?"]]>Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:08:28 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/generic-pot-smoke-weed-marijuana-smoke1.jpg

Paul Gentile, president and CEO at the Cooperative Credit Union Association, talks about everything from the proposed changes to Dodd-Frank, and the overall state of the economy to the idea of a state-run "pot bank."

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<![CDATA[Tax Law Impact]]>Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:31:16 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/taxes+generic.jpg

RSM Tax Partner Dave DiGiusto talks about the biggest changes in the new tax law and how they are affecting the business community.



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<![CDATA[DACA and Gun Control]]>Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:04:36 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Students_Are_Marching_for_Gun_Control.jpg

New England Council CEO Jim Brett weighs in on the future of DACA legislature and gun control.

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<![CDATA[NEC’s Legislative Priorities for 2018]]>Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:03:39 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000012225179_1200x675_1145121859858.jpg

New England Council CEO Jim Brett talks about the NEC’s legislative priorities for 2018.

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<![CDATA[2018 Midterms: Will Congress Go Blue?]]>Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:01:59 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000012225096_1200x675_1145128003659.jpg

Rep. Richard Neal (D), Massachusetts and ranking Member of House Ways and Means, talks about whether the Democrats will take back the House in 2018 and the White House in 2020.
Plus, we get his take on some key issues in his district including the role of the MGM Casino, due to open later this year. What kinds of jobs will it bring?

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<![CDATA[Lessons From the Government Shutdown]]>Thu, 25 Jan 2018 13:59:53 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000012244758.JPG

Rep. Richard Neal, (D) Massachusetts and ranking Member of House Ways and Means, talks policy and politics, from the government shutdown, the future of dreamers and President Trump’s first year in office.

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<![CDATA[Predictions on What to Expect out of Washington in 2018]]>Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:59:28 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000011133371_1200x675_1116736579506.jpg

New England Council CEO Jim Brett makes predictions for what he expects to see out of Washington in 2018.

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<![CDATA[The Impact of a Jones Victory in Alabama]]>Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:57:58 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000011140545.JPG

Just how significant was Doug Jones victory in the Alabama Senate race? And what can we expect as we look ahead to the 2018 elections? Pat Griffin, Founding Partner and CEO of Merrimack Potomac and Charles is out guest for a wide ranging segment on national politics.

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<![CDATA[Catholic Charities of Boston]]>Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:57:00 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000011140574.JPG

Debbie Rambo, the President of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston talks about her organization’s work. You will learn that it is wide-reaching and intersects with many of the stories in the headlines.

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<![CDATA[What Will Pass in Congress Before 2018?]]>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:18:50 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/US+Capitol+Building+GettyImages-862308638.jpg

New England Council CEO Jim Brett talks about what pieces of legislation he expects to pass before the end of the year.



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<![CDATA[Will Dems Regain Control of Congress in 2018?]]>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:16:51 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-869071718.jpg

Thomas O'Neill, CEO of O'Neill and Associates, weighs in on politics from Boston to Capitol Hill. He also reflects on how different a time it was with his father, Tip O’Neill was Speaker of the House.



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<![CDATA[GOP Tax Plan's Potential Impact]]>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:11:29 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Paul+Ryan_GOP+Tax.jpg

AICUM President Rich Doherty talks about the potential impact of the GOP tax plans on the higher education community — from endowment taxes to student loans and more.



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<![CDATA[Trump Plans Clean Power Plan Rollback]]>Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:53:56 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/AP_17285593800516.jpg

New England Power Generators Association President Dan Dolan discusses the president's efforts to repeal the clean power plan and what that will mean in New England. Plus, what is the state of the New England power supply, and pricing, as we head into the winter season?



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<![CDATA[2 New England Democrats Retiring From Congress]]>Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:52:52 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000009657209.JPG

Suffolk University pollster David Paleologos discusses his latest poll, which finds growing dissatisfaction with the Republican Party and President Donald Trump. We talk about the 2018 elections and some of the issues that may be key. Plus, thoughts about healthcare and some openings in New England.

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<![CDATA[Looming Amazon Deadline]]>Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:51:22 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/TLMD-Amazon.png

New England Council CEO Jim Brett discusses the Amazon bids in the region as the deadline approaches.

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<![CDATA[How Would End of DACA Affect UMass?]]>Thu, 28 Sep 2017 23:57:45 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Generic+UMass+Amherst+033017.JPG

President Marty Meehan of the University of Massachusetts weighs in on President Trump's policy on DACA and voices major concerns about its impact on the University. Plus, the latest within the system and more on bigger funding for NIH grants. 



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<![CDATA[GOP Health Bill Fails]]>Thu, 28 Sep 2017 23:55:00 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/AP_17269693427697.jpg

Scott Spradling, the president of the Spradling group, shares insights on some of the big political developments of the week, ranging from the failure to pass a new health care bill, the new tax GOP proposal, U.S.-North Korean policy, the crisis in Puerto Rico and NFL sideline kneeling as a distraction. 



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<![CDATA[Amazon HQ to New England?]]>Thu, 28 Sep 2017 23:52:17 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Tri_State_Cities_Vie_for_Amazon_Headquarters.jpg

New England Council CEO Jim Brett shares his take on the efforts to bring a second U.S. Amazon headquarters to New England. 

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<![CDATA[An Uncertain Future for Health Care]]>Thu, 15 Jun 2017 22:18:18 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/generic+doctor+coat.jpg

David Torchiana, MD, CEO of Partners HealthCare, discusses the future of health care in the U.S., their partnership with General Electric and why the health care community is engaged in issues relating to climate change.



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<![CDATA[Tweets and Investigations]]>Thu, 15 Jun 2017 22:17:03 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/tlmd-trump-1.jpg

GOP analyst Pat Griffin talks with New England Council CEO Jim Brett about presidential politics, scandals and the future.



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<![CDATA[Helping in Haiti]]>Thu, 15 Jun 2017 22:14:26 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000006965529.JPG

Eileen Curran talks with New England Council CEO Jim Brett about her recent trip to Haiti and volunteers who offered medical help for residents.

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<![CDATA[Walsh on Trump and Terror]]>Thu, 25 May 2017 17:40:47 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000006485953_1200x675_953566787820.jpg

Boston Mayor Walsh Boston talks with Jim Brett of the New England Council on subjects including the city's response to the terror attack in Manchester, England; President Donald Trump's budget; the CBO report on the GOP healthcare plan; the Logan Airport delays; his trip to Washington to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture; and the impact of General Electric on the city and the Seaport District.

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<![CDATA[Analyzing Trump's Budget]]>Thu, 25 May 2017 17:39:52 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/214*120/BEL-Trump-NATO-CR-149573029906700001.jpg

Boston Globe political reporter James Pindell weighs in on President Trump's budget, his trip abroad and the Russia investigation, also giving his advice to Massachusetts Democrats who want to unseat Gov. Charlie Baker.



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<![CDATA[Advice for Recent Graduates]]>Thu, 25 May 2017 17:36:27 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/graduation+generic+new.JPG

New England Council CEO Jim Brett has some advice for college graduates on finding that first job.

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<![CDATA[Rep. Stephen Lynch on Pres. Trump's Policy]]>Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:30:57 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000005702564.JPG

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D) MA on the Trump presidency and policy—domestic and international.

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<![CDATA[Why is Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker so Popular?]]>Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:25:10 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000005701621_1200x675_925519427663.jpg

New England Council CEO Jim Brett on what makes MA Governor Charlie Baker the most popular in the country.

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<![CDATA[Community Health Centers and the ACA Future]]>Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:23:00 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000005701423_1200x675_925520451662.jpg

Jim Hunt, CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, on the potential repeal of Obamacare. He shares some eye-opening figures on the number of people who get their health care at community health centers in the area.

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<![CDATA[Can New England Keep the Power on?]]>Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:17:57 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000004883020_1200x675_899655235591.jpg

We take a deep dive into the challenges of the New England power supply and issues of balancing costs with reliability. Dan Dolan, President of the New England Power Generators Association is our guest.

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<![CDATA[Exploring the Politics of Health Care]]>Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:16:04 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000004883627.JPG

We explore the controversial American Health Care Act with Jess Tocco, A10 Associates President and the only person from Massachusetts to be part of the Trump transition team on healthcare and small business.

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<![CDATA[Winners and Losers in Pres. Trump's First Budget]]>Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:12:32 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/188*120/criticos-veto-2.jpg

New England Council President Jim Brett weighs in on the first Trump budget and the second travel ban.



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<![CDATA[New England's Vocal Congressional Delegation]]>Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:00:47 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000004280761_1200x675_879638595592.jpg

New England Council CEO Jim Brett talks about the role of the New England Congressional delegation in the era of President Trump.

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<![CDATA[UMass Medical and the Immigrant Ban Impact]]>Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:56:33 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000004281318.JPG

UMass Medical Chancellor Michael Collins, MD gives us his perspective on the immigrant ban, NIH funding and the expansion of UMass Medical School into Springfield.

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<![CDATA[Mayor Speaks Out on Immigration Executive Order]]>Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:31:11 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000004281037.JPG

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone talks about the Executive Order banning immigrants; what it means to be a sanctuary city, plus plans for the green line extension.

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<![CDATA[Analysis: Weighing in on the State of the State ]]>Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:19:25 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Governor+Charlie+Baker.JPGJim Brett weighs in on Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s state of the state address. And he talks about Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s commitment to immigrants.]]><![CDATA[The Future of the Affordable Care Act]]>Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:20:44 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000003767660_1200x675_863544899541.jpgEric Schultz, CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care talks about the future of the Affordable Care Act and health care in general under President Trump.]]><![CDATA[President Trump's Very Eventful First Week in Office]]>Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:11:19 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000003767393_1200x675_863540291790.jpgJim Brett of the New England Council talks with political analyst Scott Spradling about President Trump’s very eventful first week in office, touching everything from policy, to twitter, to executive orders to tone. ]]><![CDATA[2016 in Review With Boston Mayor Marty Walsh]]>Fri, 16 Dec 2016 22:10:53 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Marty+Walsh+DC+Dialogue.JPGBoston Mayor Marty Walsh discusses everything from race relations in the city to prospects for the Trump presidency, the legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts, Boston Winter and much more.

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<![CDATA[Special Olympics Movement Approaches 50th Anniversary]]>Fri, 16 Dec 2016 22:09:54 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Special+Olympics+Massachusetts.JPGMary Beth McMahon, the CEO of Special Olympics for Massachusetts, brings us up to date on their programs, including some exciting new changes.

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<![CDATA[Predictions for 2017]]>Fri, 16 Dec 2016 22:05:34 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000002841590_1200x675_834191939722.jpgNew England Council CEO Jim Brett talks about what he expects in the year ahead out of Washington. ]]><![CDATA[MASSDEVELOPMENT's Mission]]>Thu, 17 Nov 2016 15:27:45 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000002408970.JPGMarty Jones, President and CEO of MASSDEVELOPMENT talks about their mission, including work at Devens, advanced manufacturing and an AMPITUP program aimed at students. ]]><![CDATA[Analysis: Trump's Transition; Clinton's Slogan]]>Thu, 17 Nov 2016 15:23:00 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000002408420_1200x675_811564611507.jpgPolitical Commentator Mark Shields gives us his take on the Presidential election and the Trump transition. And when it comes to Hillary Clinton’s campaign slogan. Well… let’s just say, he doesn’t mince words.]]>