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    Prison Incarceration Rates

    Panelists, including ex-convicts and a former prison warden, talked about the large and growing number of people incarcerated in America. They discussed reasons for the large numbers…

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    Barry Goldwater and Libertarianism

    Panelists talked about Barry Goldwater’s influence on libertarianism, the Republican Party, and the tea party movement. Topics included stories about Senator Goldwater, his…

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    Book Discussion on Murdoch's World

    David Folkenflik talked about his book, Murdoch’s World: The Last of the Old Media Empires, in which he profiles Rupert Murdoch and his media empire. He spoke in Culver City,…

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    Investigative Reporting and Collaborative Journalism

    Panelists assessed the current and future state of the news industry, focusing specifically on investigative reporting and collaborative journalism practices. Topics included the…

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    Civility and Politics

    Panelists talked about the history of incivility in American politics. Among the topics they addressed were partisan political divides, the use of compromise in policy making,…

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    Book Discussion on The Gardens of Democracy

    Eric Liu, former policy adviser and speechwriter for President Bill Clinton, examines the current debates over what constitutes United States citizenship and ways to re-imagine the…

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    Universities and Cities

    Four university presidents discussed the economic effects of colleges and universities on their local communities and cities. They also talked about other university towns around the…

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    An Evening With Julian Bond

    Julian Bond talked about his life and his civil rights career of more than 50 years since, at the age of 20, he helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He discussed…

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    Book Discussion on The Next American Century

    Nina Hachigian and Mona Sutphen talked about their book The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive As Other Powers Rise, published by Simon and Schuster. They maintain that the…

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    Black Culture

    Stanley Crouch talked about black popular culture. He considers the debilitating social effects of low intellectual aspirations and materialism to be a crisis. Mr. Crouch…

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    Journalism Issues

    Mr. Roderick interviewed Dean Baquet about the future of the newspaper. Mr. Baquet discussed the impact of the Internet on daily journalism, declining circulation, and the…

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