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    Rural Drinking Water

    Water experts testified on challenges facing drinking water systems serving small and rural communities, particularly involving compliance with Safe Drinking Water Act…

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    Social Security Disability Insurance Shortfall

    Stephen Ohlemacher talked about President Obama’s proposal to shift $330 billion from the Social Security retirement trust fund to avert a shortfall in the agency’s disability…

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    State of Same-Sex Marriage Laws

    Brian Brown and Susan Sommer talked about the state of same-sex marriage laws in the U.S. and speculated on the U.S. Supreme Court’s next actions. They commented on a video clip…

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    House Debate on Tax Credits for Charitable Contributions

    House Members debated legislation making tax credits for charitable contributions permanent. Currently, charitable giving tax credits were renewed on a yearly basis. The White…

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    President Obama on Ebola Response

    President Obama announced at a White House ceremony that all but 100 troops sent to support aid workers battling the Ebola epidemic in Africa would return home in April 2015. He thanked…

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    Book Discussion on The Age of Dignity

    Ai-jen Poo talked about her book, The Age of Dignity, about the increase in the number of senior citizens in the U.S. and the ability of our caregiver system to handle it. She said…

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    Financial Exploitation of Senior Citizens

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on efforts to combat the financial exploitation of senior citizens. Members heard from Phillip Marshall, whose late…

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    Q&A with Dr. Frances Jensen

    Dr. Frances Jensen, neuroscientist and author of The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults, talked about the study of the human…

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    Economic Mobility Challenges Facing Young Adults

    Jonathan Vespa and Erin Currier talked about a recent Census report which compared the well-being of young adults in 1980 and today, including their education level, income, and employment…

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    Housing Finance

    Federal Housing Finance Director Mel Watt testified before the House Financial Services Committee about housing finance and funding efforts to open up more access to lending for potential…

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    Disaster Recovery

    Witnesses testified at a House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee hearing on being better prepared for disasters and improving disaster recovery efforts. Federal…

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    Immigration and Demographics, Mayors Panel

    Mayors from California, Colorado, and Utah talked about immigration policy and the nation’s changing demographics. The program opened with an interview of Los Angeles Mayor Eric…

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    Former Mayors in the Obama Administration

    Secretary Julián Castro and other Obama administration officials who previously served as mayors talked about their political experiences. They described how they applied their…

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    President Obama at the University of Kansas

    President Obama outlined his plan to address child care costs for middle class families. The proposal includes increasing the child care tax credit and investing in the Child Care and…

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    U.S. Conference of Mayors Opening Plenary Luncheon

    U.S. Conference of Mayors President Kevin Johnson (D) gave the State of the Cities address at the annual winter conference in Washington, D.C. He said the State of the Union was strong…

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    Understanding the Ferguson Protests

    Historians talked about the history of race relations in Ferguson, Missouri, and methods for teaching about race and protest. They also discussed the historical relationship between…

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    Open Phones

    Phone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision the previous day to hear oral argument on same-sex marriage in the spring. The lines were…

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    Senator Lee and Representative Messer at Conservative Policy Summit

    Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) gave a keynote address calling on conservatives to champion policies that would protect the American family from the economic squeeze on working people, including…

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    Senator Bernie Sanders News Conference

    Senator Bernie Sanders held a news conference on proposed cuts to Social Security and Medicare in the President’s budget request. Senator Sanders also addressed income inequality…

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    Secretary Julian Castro on Housing Policy Priorities

    Secretary Julian Castro briefed reporters on the state of housing and the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s plans for 2015. Secretary Castro told an audience that…

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