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    Bullying Prevention Summit, Hazing and Teen Dating Violence

    Panelists focused on the problems of teenage hazing and dating violence. Darlene Johnson defined teen dating violence and stalking. She stated that each year 1.5 million high school students experienced dating violence.

    “Related High-Risk Behaviors: Hazing and Teen Dating Violence” was a break-out session of the day-long summit “Keeping Kids Safe: Opportunities and Challenges in Bullying Prevention,” hosted by the Department of Education. It was the fourth summit of the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention, an inter-agency working group.

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    Vietnam War Debate

    Veterans and critics of the Vietnam War debated the necessity, legality, and legacy of the conflict.

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    Robert Egger on Leadership

    Robert Egger delivered the keynote address at the Community Action Partnership 50th Anniversary Convention.

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    Right-to-Work Laws

    Mark Mix talked about “right-to-work” laws in 20 states that prohibit unions from requiring employee membership, payment of dues, or fees as a condition of employment. He also discussed union organization, how dues paid by union employees are used, and recent Supreme Court cases that affect unionization.

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    State of Labor Unions in the U.S.

    David Madland talked about the state of unions in the United States and their impact on wages and jobs.

    At the conclusion of the program C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines.

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    State of the Labor Market

    Victoria Stilwell talked about some of the “mixed signals” of the U.S. economy Positives included the current unemployment rate and the increase in the number of job openings, while negatives were wages and the number of long-term unemployed and part-time workers.

    At the conclusion of the program C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines.

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    State of the U.S. Job Market

    Christopher Rugaber, speaking by phone, assessed the state of the U.S. job market.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day and the current state of the job market, following an interview with Associated Press Reporter Christopher Rugabar.

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    Q&A with Judge Robert Katzmann

    Judge Robert Katzmann talked about his book, Judging Statutes, which explores his views on federal judges' interpretations of the the laws passed by Congress. His belief in deciphering the intent of a law is in contrast to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and other “textualists” who argue that laws passed by Congress are not open to interpretation by judges, as the text of a law should be strictly followed. Judge Katzmann also talked about his career, his mentor Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and his views on televising federal court proceedings. His court allows televised coverage of its cases.

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    1955 Film The Story of Hoover Dam

    This 1955 film, The Story of Hoover Dam, explained the need to control and regulate the waters of the Colorado River. The film examined the 1928 passage of the Boulder Canyon Project authorizing construction of the Hoover Dam, the construction of diversion tunnels and then the dam itself, building of support facilities such as a steel fabrication plant for giant pipe construction, and creation of hydroelectric operations that provided electricity to California, Nevada, and Arizona. The film also detailed how Lake Mead evolved into a successful recreational area as a result of the dam construction.