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    President Obama on Family Friendly Workplaces

    President Obama said that family friendly work policies and benefits were not only good for the economy but also for the bottom lines of employers. Topics he discussed included paid…

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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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    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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    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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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about policies he had proposed to help women and working parents fully participate in and contribute to the economy.

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    Jobs and the Economy

    Contributors to the report, 2014 Index of Culture and Opportunity, talked about social and economic factors that contribute to an individual’s ability to harness social and economic…

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    Same-Sex Marriage in the U.S.

    Brian Brown and Evan Wolfson talked about legal and political developments in the debate over same-sex marriage, including the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to deny appeals from five…

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    Book Discussion on Cut Adrift

    Marianne Cooper talked about her book, Cut Adrift: Families in Insecure Times, in which she reports on the state of the American family in the wake of the recent economic…

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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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    Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision

    Brian Brown and Sarah Warbelow talked about what had happened since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions on same-sex marriage one year before in cases over the Defense of Marriage Act…

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    Michelle Obama at Working Families Summit

    First lady Michelle Obama discussed the challenges she faced as a working mother and the importance of employers putting their employee’s families first with Robin Roberts. She…

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    President Obama at Working Families Summit

    President Obama talked about creating 21st century workplace by urging business to adopt family-friendly policies such as paid maternity and paternity leave and flexibility for working…

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    White House Working Families Summit, Part 3

    Claire Shipman and Katty Kay moderated a panel discussion on the case for businesses to enact more family-friendly policies. “A 21st Century Economy that Works for Business ”…

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    White House Working Families Summit, Part 2

    After remarks by Christina Hendricks and Kay Thompson, panelists talked about the balance of work and family and the importance of family-friendly workplaces for both men and women.…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He previewed the next Monday’s first-ever White House Summit on Working Families where he would bring together businesses leaders…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He wished America’s dads a happy Father’s Day and underscored the crucial role fathers play in society. He encouraged…

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    Representative David McKinley on Mother's Day

    Representative David McKinley (R-WV) remarked on Mother’s Day.

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    Mother's Day Reflections

    In a Mother’s Day collection, clips of Pauline Gore, Roberta McCain, Virginia Kelly, and Barbara Bush talking about their sons are shown.

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    First lady Michelle Obama delivered the weekly presidential address. She honored all mothers on the upcoming Mother’s Day and talked about the terrorist kidnapping of more than 200…

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