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    Book Discussion on Untangling the Mind

    David Theodore George talked about his book, Untangling the Mind: Why We Behave the Way We Do. He spoke in the Science Pavilion of the 2014 National Book Festival, which was held August 30…

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    Book Discussion on The Future of the Mind

    Michio Kaku talked about his book, The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind, in which he discusses the latest advances in brain science.  …

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    Book Discussion on Brainwashed

    Sally Satel talked about her book, Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience, in which she and co-author Scott Lilienfeld present an analysis of what she calls the…

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    Challenges Facing Young Adults

    Tom Snyder and Jennifer Brown Lerner talked about a federal interagency special report that aimed to identify challenges and opportunities for young adults age 18 to 24 and their needs as…

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    Patient Safety

    Medical doctors specializing in patient safety testified at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions subcommittee on preventable medical errors that can lead to death or serious…

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    Black Lung Medical Claims

    From former West Virginia coal miner Robert Bailey was among the witnesses at a hearing on the health and financial challenges faced by coal miners affected with black lung disease.

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    The Role of the Social Worker

    Steve Perry delivered an address on the power of social workers to effect change and improve lives in minority and impoverished communities. Topics included improving the interactions…

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    Immigration and Undocumented Workers in Lynn, Massachusetts

    Speakers talked about the city of Lynn, Massachusetts, and its experiences with high levels of immigration, including its effects on crime, municipal services, state and local budgets, the…

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    Civil Rights and the War on Poverty

    Marisa Chappell talked about anti-poverty and entitlement programs that were part of President Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” She also detailed the societal attitudes toward…

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    Homeland Defense and Civil Authority Panel

    Panelists talked about the coordination of state, local, and federal resources during domestic crises. They examined the legal and policy issues associated with the military and civil…

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    Implementing the Affordable Care Act in Southern States

    Reports were presemted giving an overview of the progress in implementing the Affordable Care Act in southern states. and then state reports were presented for seven of the states:…

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    Substance Abuse and Crime

    Panelists talked about innovative ways to address substance and alcohol abuse other than jail or prison. Representatives of South Dakota’s 24/7 Sobriety program and…

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    Community Action Partnership Annual Convention, Juan Williams Remarks

    Juan Williams spoke at the Community Action Partnership’s annual convention, marking the organization’s 50th anniversary. He talked about the need for community action and…

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    Millennial Generation Voters

    Evan Feinberg and Matthew Segal talked about issues important to millennial generation voters in the 2014 and 2016 elections. They defined millennials as those born after 1980. They…

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    Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Commentary, Part 2

    Mike Doyle talked about the outcome and long-term effects of the case Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, a U.S. Supreme Court case about the provision of the Affordable Care Act that mandates…

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    Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Commentary, Part 1

    Mike Doyle talked about background of the case Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, a U.S. Supreme Court case about the provision of the Affordable Care Act that mandates contraception coverage,…

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    Increase in Suburban Poverty

    Elizabeth Kneebone talked about a recent Brookings Institution report on the increase in suburban poverty in parts of the U.S.. She also discussed the role of economic forces in the…

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    Banking and Finance

    Morgan Stanley Chair James Gorman talked about the 2008 financial crisis and why nobody went to jail for it. Topics included the current banking industry and attitudes toward the…

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    Cancer Biology

    Cancer biologist Andrew Hessel used visual aids as he talked about the acceleration of technological DNA change to help cure cancer by making medicines to target cancer cells instead of the…

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    Community Action Partnership Convention, Simone Campbell Remarks

    Sister Simone Campbell, the author of A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community, gave the keynote address at the Community Action Partnership’s annual…

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