National Press Club

Radio Broadcasts from the Club

From the National Press Club features a variety of NPC Luncheon Speakers, Newsmakers and other newsworthy events as well as original roundtable discussions. The 58-minute program, produced entirely by NPC members, is also available for download from iTunes. Radio stations or other entities interested in airing the program should contact NPC management or send an email to

  • Political Roundtable
    Political Roundtable

    February 17, 2011

    How do the federal deficit and debt impact you? And why is the federal budget so challenging? These are some of the questions that are addressed in a political roundtable hosted by former National Press Club President Rick Dunham.

    Listen Now | 54 Minutes

  • Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke
    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke

    February 4, 2011

    The Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, speaks to a National Press Club luncheon about the challenges facing the U.S. economy.

    Listen Now | 54 Minutes

  • Mark Hamrick Presidential Inauguration
    Mark Hamrick Presidential Inauguration

    January 29, 2011

    104th Presidential Inauguration. Mark Hamrick 2011 National Press Club President. Swearing in by Hon. Hilda Solis, US Secretary of Labor; Hollywood Producer/Director Chuck Bowman; CBS News veteran Bill Kurtis, Mark Hamrick and more, from the National Press Club. January 29. 2011

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  • Tim Pawlenty, Former Governor of Minnesota
    Tim Pawlenty, Former Governor of Minnesota

    January 14, 2011

    Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty Pawlenty launched his book tour for his memoir, Courage to Stand. In his book, Pawlenty tells his story of going from blue-collar South St. Paul to the governor's mansion, about his time as governor, and shares his ideas for the direction of the country and how some of the things he's done in Minnesota might translate nationally.

    Listen Now | 54 Minutes

  • Political Roundtable
    Political Roundtable

    January 7, 2011

    What can we expect during the 112th Congress? To find out listen to a lively discussion among members of the National Press Club who cover the White House and Capitol Hill. They talk about some of the key legislative issues, offer thoughts on the Tea Party and discuss the White House strategy now that Republicans control the House.

    Listen Now | 54 Minutes

  • Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO Coca-Cola Company
    Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO Coca-Cola Company

    December 10, 2010

    The CEO of an iconic American company tells a National Press Club audience about Coca-Cola's product development around the world. He also calls for less government regulation of the soft drink industry.

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  • Dr. Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy
    Dr. Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy

    December 3, 2010

    Dr. Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy, talks about accelerating innovation to help meet our energy and climate goals at a National Press Club luncheon on November 29th. As United States Secretary of Energy, Chu, is charged with helping implement President Obama's agenda to invest in clean and renewable energy, end the nation's addiction to foreign oil and address the global climate crisis.

    Listen Now | 54 Minutes

  • Josette Sheeran; Exec. Dir. World Food Programme
    Josette Sheeran; Exec. Dir. World Food Programme

    November 25, 2010

    World Food Programme Executive Director Josette Sheeran spoke at a National Press Club Luncheon on September 29th. Her topic was the 10 Steps to Solve World Hunger.

    Listen Now | 54 Minutes

  • The Kalb Report: "Scoops and Scandals"
    The Kalb Report: "Scoops and Scandals"

    November 20, 2010

    The Kalb Report: "Scoops and Scandals: Two Centuries of Presidents and the Press" Moderator Marvin Kalb and an expert panel will examine the history of the relationship between the press and our presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama. Panelists include: Douglas Brinkley, Historian; Sam Donaldson, Journalist and Martha Joynt Kumar, Historian. The series is produced jointly by The George Washington University Global Media Institute, Harvard's Joan Shorenstein Center and the National Press Club.

    Listen Now | 54 Minutes

  • Actor Jeff Bridges
    Actor Jeff Bridges

    November 19, 2010

    The Academy Award-winning star, who won a Best Actor for his role in "Crazy Heart," spoke to a National Press Club luncheon about his efforts in a campaign to end hunger. He also reminisced about his Hollywood career and his late father, the actor Lloyd Bridges.

    Listen Now | 54 Minutes