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    Book Discussion on Project Fatherhood

    Jorja Leap talked about her book, Project Fatherhood: A Story of Courage and Healing in One of America’s Toughest Communities, about men living in the Watts neighborhood of Los…

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    Book Discussion on Unforgettable

    Scott Simon talked about his memoir, Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime. This event took place in the north auditorium of Jones College Prep High School at…

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    Prospects for Black America, Restoring the Family

    Panelists discussed ways of maintaining family cohesiveness in the African-American community. Topics included innovative social structures such as those which could serve as teachers…

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    Child Support Enforcement System

    Colleen Eubanks talked about the issues with the child support enforcement system in the U.S. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, with the telephone lines…

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    "Free-Range" Parenting

    Petula Dvorak was interviewed by telephone to discuss the debate over “free-range” parenting, with the idea that children should learn to be self-reliant without adult…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments and questions on the debate over “free-range” parenting, divided by those in support and opposed. Petula Dvorak also joined by…

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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 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…

    2,979 views
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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…

    5,607 views
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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…

    2,113 views
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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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