The state of Human Spaceflight in the United States of America is not good. And the speakers at the Human Spaceflight Forum at the Columbia Memorial Space Center did not sugar coat or avoid that fact.
They meet it head on, that is their jobs. They are as frustrated as everyone else, but better than everyone else they have real knowledge that I think you will be better off hearing than just living on NASA PR.
I hope that at some point you can start it from the beginning and listen all the way through, there will be a number of moments that are real eye-opening. But if you can't do that right now then at least jump up to the beginning of Dr. Zubrin's part (about 11 minutes in),
Sorry iPad folks, this is Flash multimedia. It is the king of the web so please use a real computer or Android or WinMo/Skyfire device.