Book Discussion on The Oregon Trail
Rinker Buck talked about his book, The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey, about the importance of the Oregon Trail, the 2,000 mile road that runs through six states from Missouri to the Pacific coast. Mr. Buck and his brother made the journey using a covered wagon and three mules. It took them four months.506 views
Women During World War II
Dominique Francois talked about the roles and contributions of women during World War II. He said that women were “a vital part of the successes of the way” through their participation in armed forces organizations and the manufacturing of war supplies.91 views
Book Discussion on La Lucha
Lucha Castro talked about her book, La Lucha: The Story of Lucha Castro and Human Rights in Mexico, about the violence and human rights violations occurring in Chihuahua and the city of Juarez and her efforts to bring attention to the perpetrators. She was interviewed by Amy Goodman, host of “Democracy Now!”253 views
After Words with Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader talked about his book Return to Sender: Unanswered Letters to the President, 2001-2015, a collection of letters addressed to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama critiquing U.S. government policy. In the letters, Mr. Nader discusses such topics as worker’s health legislation, minimum wage, the Iraq war, torture, and Crimea, among others. Mr. Nader was interviewed by Andy Shallal, founder of Busboys and Poets.1,309 views
Medical professionals from the National Institutes of Health and the University of Missouri as well as diabetes patients and advocates testified on diabetes research and funding efforts. Committee members and witnesses urged for coverage of new continuous glucose monitoring devices under the Medicare program.493 views
Delegates from the JDRF (formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) attended the hearing.
Martin O'Malley Remarks at the National Council of La Raza Conference
Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, a candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, spoke to Latino advocates about issues of concern including the economy, education, immigration, jobs and civil rights.384 views
This was the luncheon keynote address of the 2015 annual conference of the National Council of La Raza at the Kansas City Convention Center in Missouri.
National Council of La Raza Conference, Luncheon Session
This luncheon session of the 2015 annual conference of the National Council of La Raza was held in the Kansas City Convention Center in Missouri. This portion of the program included remarks from sponsors of the conference and the presentation of the Affiliate Award for Advocacy to TODEC Legal Center of Perris, California.9 views
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Greatest Generation in the White House
Theodore Wilson talked about the military veterans who served in the Oval Office, including Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush.227 views
Why the North Won
Terry L. Beckenbaugh and Ethan S. Rafuse talked about how the North won the U.S. Civil War, what four years of fighting left unresolved, and why the Civil War has remained so compelling. They spoke about the difference in resources and manpower between the Union and the Confederacy as well as the military and presidential leadership on both sides. They also talked about why Reconstruction is not as well remembered or studied.426 views
Politics and Childhood During the Cold War
Marilyn Irvin Holt describes how the government became more involved in children’s lives during the second half of the 20th century by changing education requirements, regulating comic books, and attempting to curb juvenile delinquency. Many of these changes were implemented to prepare American youth to compete against their communist peers.114 views