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    After Words with Tamara Draut

    Tamara Draut talked about her book Sleeping Giant: How the New Working Class Will Transform America, in which she examines America’s working class and income inequality. She was…

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    Open Phones with Linda Alcoff

    Professor Linda Alcoff talked about her book, The Future of Whiteness, and responded to viewer comments and questions.  She was interviewed at the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books, held…

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    Demographics and Presidential Elections

    Ruy Teixeira and Karlyn Bowman talked about the report they worked on that looks at the possible effects of changing racial, age, and generational demographics on both the 2016 election and…

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    Book Discussion on The Next America

    Paul Taylor talks about his book, The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown, which uses economic, demographic, social, and political data to illustrate…

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    Statistics and the 2016 Presidential Election

    Nate Silver talked about statistics, polling, data, and the 2016 elections. Other topics addressed included sports statistics. This was part of the Mercator Center’s…

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    Paul Taylor on Millennials and the 2016 Election

    Paul Taylor talked by telephone about his piece in Time magazine the previous day, “The One Way Millennials Could Still Change the World: Twentysomethings Are Financially Stressed,…

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    Death Rates Rising for Middle-Aged White Americans

    Barbara Ehrenreich talked about her article “What Happened to the White Working Class?” The December 1, 2015, story in The Nation examines census data and analysis that shows a…

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    Changing Demographics and Housing Finance

    Housing finance and demographics experts talked about the changing demographics of the U.S., particularly those of the upcoming generation of homeowners. Panelists also responded to…

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    Diversity Among Elected Officials

    Panelists talked about ways to increase race and gender diversity among elected officials, as well as the challenges facing minority candidates. They discussed a study from county and…

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    Voter Turnout and Demographics

    Thom File and Philip Bump talked about demographics and voter turnout in congressional and presidential elections since 1978. Viewers were also asked to respond to the question, “Do…

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    Q&A with Kristen Soltis Anderson

    Kristen Soltis Anderson talked about her book The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up), in which she examines shifting demographics in the…

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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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