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The Costa Report - September 9, 2011 John F. Burns

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John F. Burns is the London Bureau Chief for the New York Times, where he is the longest-serving foreign correspondent in the paper’s history, having worked for more than 30 years on assignment in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, as well as a two-time winner of the prestigious George Polk Award for foreign reporting. He has been a regular guest and contributor on numerous news shows, including Charlie Rose, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Morning Joe, Anderson Cooper 360, and others on NBC, CBS and ABC.

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The Costa Report - September 2, 2011 Bob King

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Bob King is one of he leading advocates for labor rights in the world. He was elected UAW President in June, 2010. Known for his activism and passionate belief in social and economic justice, King also served three terms as a UAW vice president. He has led delegations to all corners of the world to stand in solidarity with the oppressed. In 1990, he supported trade unionists and church members in El Salvador who were victims of a long campaign of deadly bombings, death-squad murders and disappearances carried out by Salvadoran soldiers trained by the U.S. military’s School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Ga. He’s a U.S. Army veteran and continues to play a key role in preserving labor rights in the US and beyond.

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The Costa Report - August 26, 2011 Dr. Harold Jaffe

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Dr. Jaffe is an internationally recognized scientist and public health leader, and is currently the Associate Director for Science at the Centers for Disease Control. In 1981, he joined a CDC task force investigating a new disease, soon to become known as AIDS. He led the first national case-control study to determine risk factors for the disease and the first natural history study of HIV. Over the next two decades he served in leadership positions in the CDC′s expanding HIV/AIDS programs, including Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS, Director of the Division of AIDS, STD, and TB Laboratory Research, and Director of the National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention. Dr. Jaffe is a member of the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and has been a Fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health.

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The Costa Report - August 19, 2011 Bill Bradley

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Senator William W. Bradley is a Managing Director of Allen & Company LLC, and is the host of American Voices, a weekly show on Sirius XM Satellite Radio that highlights the remarkable accomplishments of Americans both famous and unknown. He served in the U.S. Senate from 1979 to 1997 representing the state of New Jersey. In 2000, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. Prior to serving in the Senate, he was an Olympic gold medalist in 1964 and a professional basketball player with the New York Knicks from 1967 to 1977. In 1982, he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame. He was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and he has authored six books on American politics, culture and economy, including his latest book The New American Story.

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The Costa Report - August 12, 2011 Gregory Jaczko

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As Chairman of the NRC, Dr. Jaczko is responsible for daily operations of the agency, and he also has authority for all NRC functions pertaining to a potential emergency involving an NRC licensee. His professional career has been devoted to science, and its use and impact in the public policy arena. He formerly served as appropriations director for U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and also served as the Senator's official science policy advisor. He began his Washington, D.C. career as a congressional science fellow in the office of U.S. Rep. Edward Markey. In addition, he has been an adjunct professor at Georgetown University teaching science and policy.

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The Costa Report - August 5, 2011 Michelle Rhee

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Ms. Rhee is the CEO and Founder of StudentsFirst, a non-profit whose mission is to protect the interest of children in public education and to produce transformative reform in our public schools. She began her career as a Teach for America Corps member in Baltimore, and in 1997 founded The New Teacher Project, which recruits and trains teachers to work in urban schools. From 2007 to 2010, she served as Chancellor of District of Columbia Public Schools. Under her stewardship, D.C. schools experienced increases in student achievement, a rise in graduation rates and an upswing -- for the first time in decades -- in enrollment.

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