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    1952 Presidential Election

    John Robert Greene talked about the 1952 presidential election between Dwight D. Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson, as well as the introduction and impact of television political ads.

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    Explorer William Clark and Smuggling

    Jo Ann Trogdon talks about her book, The Unknown Travels and Dubious Pursuits of William Clark, about William Clark’s possibly treasonous activities before he embarked on an expedition with Meriwether Lewis to explore the newly purchased Louisiana Territory.

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    Book Discussion on Scarlet Letters

    Jack Cashill talked about his book Scarlet Letters: The Ever-Increasing Intolerance of the Cult of Liberalism, in which he argues that the progressive agenda has eroded traditional values. Mr. Cashill says that progressives force assumptions on anyone who disagrees with their political and social agenda and argues that all conservatives are an awkwardly worded tweet away from being branded homophobic, racist, sexist, Islamophobic, or worse.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!”

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    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.

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    Diabetes Research

    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.

    Delegates from the JDRF (formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) attended the hearing.

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    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.

    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.

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    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.

    The event continues in program 327069-1.