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    Consumer Trends and the Food System

    Panelists talked about the food industry and consumer trends. They used PowerPoint presentations as they discussed how millennials were shaping the nation’s food system.

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    Young Voter Politics

    Robert Baker talked about the role of young voters in the political process, specifically young voter turnout in 2014 and mobilizing young people to run for office. He also discussed…

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    American Small Towns and Cities

    James Fallows and his wife Deborah Fallows talked about their travels to small towns around the U.S. to meet people and hear their stories. They talked about their observations,…

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    Social Change and Equality

    Panelists talked about ways to empower the disadvantaged in society and enact social change and equality. Speakers included journalist and author Maria Shriver, former professional…

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    Republican Senators on Compensatory Time

    Republicans Senators called on the Senate to take up an amendment allowing non-exempt workers to take compensatory time instead of overtime pay for working overtime. They argued this…

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    Long-Term Health Care

    Government officials and seniors health care representatives talked about the need for a bipartisan solution to improve the financing and delivery of long-term health care. Long-term…

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    Urban School Performance

    Peggy Carr and Stephen Sawchuck talked about a U.S. Department of Education assessment of math and reading skills among fourth and eighth graders at 21 urban school districts. 

    This…

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    Global Economic Inequality

    Jim Yong Kim talked about World Bank’s efforts to address global economic inequality, announcing plans to end extreme poverty by 2030. He also talked about building a hydro-electric…

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    Cruise Ship Safety, Part 2

    Cruise line executives talked about corporate oversight of ship safety at a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) forum. NTSB Chairman Hersman gave a closing statement. 

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    Cruise Ship Safety, Part 1

    Cruise line executives and safety and maritime experts talked about ship safety. They reviewed high-profile incidents, ship design, and fire protection.

    “Emergency…

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Craig Fugate testified on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agency’s $10.38 billion fiscal year 2015 budget request. The proposal includes $7 billion for the…

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    Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 25th Anniversary

    Conservation advocates discussed the long-term impact of the Exxon Valdez oil spill to mark the 25th anniversary of the tanker’s March 24, 1989, accident in Prince William Sound,…

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    Panel Discussion on Charity

    Panelists talked about charity. Panelists included Ken Stern, author of With Charity For All: Why Charities Are Failing and a Better Way to Give and Michael Weinstein, co-author of The…

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    Millennials in Adulthood Poll Results

    College Republican National Chair Alex Smith and College Democrats National Vice President Natasha McKenzie discussed the new PEW poll, Millennials in Adulthood. The poll revealed…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Ohio Congressman Bill Johnson delivered the weekly Republican address. He discussed the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the nation’s seniors, particularly those enrolled in the…

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    Bill Gates on Global Poverty and Development

    Bill Gates talked about global poverty and development. He discussed his foundation, the future of philanthropy, and his prediction that there would be fewer than ten poor countries by…

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    Book Discussion on Words Will Break Cement

    Moscow-based journalist Masha Gessen talked about her book, Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot, in which she profiles the feminist punk rock collective, Pussy Riot, whose…

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    Youth and Financial Decision-Making

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray spoke at the first public meeting of the President’s…

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    2014 Conservative Political Action Conference, Demographics Panel

    Pollsters talked about the demographic shifts in the nation and what they portended for Republican candidates.

    “Clairvoyance and Hard Date: Electoral Trends for 2014, 2016, and ...…

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    Climate Change, Austerity, and the Return of Authoritarianism

    A panel discussion was held on topics such as science, moral issues in economics, climate change and the use of non-violent civil disobedience.

    Michael Ash is an author of an essay…

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