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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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    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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    Biodiversity and Consumerism

    Panelists talked about biodiversity, rainforests, islands, and climate change. Topics included reducing islands' dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting tropical rainforests to…

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    Economic Struggles of the Middle Class

    Jim Tankersley talked about his Washington Post series about the economic stagnation affecting the U.S. middle class and what steps leaders could take to end it. He responded to…

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    2014 Midterm Election Results

    Peyton Craighill talks about the voter demographic and attitudinal factors behind the 2014 midterm election results. He focused on the exit polls taken on the day of the election…

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    Diversity of Elected Officials

    Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD) was the keynote speaker at a forum on the under-representation of women and people of color in elected office. Brenda Carter presented the results…

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    Open Phones

    The telephone lines were open for viewer comments on “Your Income: Still Feeling Impact of Recession?” The lines were divided between those whose income grew, decreased, or…

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    Book Discussion on Billionaires

    Darrell West talked about his book, Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust, in which he looks at the influence of the wealthy on politics, philanthropy, and society. The program…

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    Class in America, Part 3

    Phones lines were open for viewer calls on the topic of “Class in America,” with phone lines divided according to callers' income. Patrick Rucker talked by phone about an…

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    Class in America, Part 2

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the topic of “Class in America,” with phone lines divided according to callers' income. Bill Sizemore also talked by phone…

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    Class in America, Part 1

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the topic of “Class in America,” with phone lines divided according to callers' income.

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    Henry Cisneros on Housing for Older Americans

    Henry Cisneros talked about the housing needs of seniors, as well as a report released by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies which examined this issue. He shared a personal…

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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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    Aging American Population

    Jennifer Ortman and Richard Johnson talked about demographic changes expected during the next 35 years, and the policy implications of an aging American population. Topics included the…

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    Book Discussion on The New Arabs

    Juan Cole talked about the book, The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation Is Changing the Middle East, in which he looks at the impact of millennials in the Middle East and the role…

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    Reproductive Rates in Developed Countries

    Francesco Billari talked about the decline in national birth rates in many developed countries being called a reproductive crisis, and the reasons for dropping fertility rates. He used…

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    Voting Rights and Southern Demographics

    Politicians and civil rights organizations leaders talked about the demographic and political changes in the South in the 50 years since civil rights activists travelled to Mississippi in…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on a Pew organization poll on political polarization in the U.S. Carroll Doherty spoke by telephone about the Pew Research Center study that…

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    Politics and Elections Panel

    Reporters from Bloomberg News and the Wall Street Journal talked about local and national elections. They also discussed changes in demographics, redistricting, and the Republican…

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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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