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    Immigration and Undocumented Workers in Lynn, Massachusetts

    Speakers talked about the city of Lynn, Massachusetts, and its experiences with high levels of immigration, including its effects on crime, municipal services, state and local budgets, the…

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    Urban Poverty

    Robert Woodson talked about his efforts to reduce poverty in cities with high crime rates and drug use. He discussed his work with Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) and the differences…

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    American Small Towns and Cities

    James Fallows and his wife Deborah Fallows talked about their travels to small towns around the U.S. to meet people and hear their stories. They talked about their observations,…

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    Urban School Performance

    Peggy Carr and Stephen Sawchuck talked about a U.S. Department of Education assessment of math and reading skills among fourth and eighth graders at 21 urban school districts.  This…

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    U.S. Conference of Mayors Meeting

    The morning plenary session of the U.S. Conference of Mayors included remarks from Governor Bill Shuster R-PA). He talked about a range of issues, including natural gas production,…

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    Secretary Shaun Donovan on Community Development

    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan spoke at the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting. He talked about his department’s policy on community development and housing…

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    Houston and Baltimore Mayors on Issues Facing Cities

    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Houston Mayor Annise Parker talked about issues facing their cities. The two were in Washington attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors…

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    Battling Obesity

    Panelists talked about battling what was seen as an epidemic of obesity. The leading health threat in American, obesity was viewed around the world as a deadly American…

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    Public Safety and Privacy Technologies

    Panelists talked about technologies for public safety in metropolitan areas, and the privacy issues raised. This was followed by a conversation with the New York City and Boston police…

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    Q&A with Patty Stonesifer

    Patty Stonesifer talked about her role as the leader of the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization Martha’s Table. She described Martha’s Table a community-based…

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    Book Discussion on Mayor 1%

    Kari Lydersen talked about her book, Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago’s 99%, in which she argues that Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel represents the wealthy and powerful in…

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    President Obama Meets with Newly-Elected Mayors

    President Obama spoke to reporters before he and Vice President Biden met with newly-elected mayors about the relationship between federal and local government and the work that mayors do…

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    Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Governing Challenges

    Houston Mayor Annise Parker spoke at a National Press Club luncheon. She talked about her political career as one of the first openly gay mayors in the U.S., the challenges of managing…

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    Panel Discussion on Urban Evolution

    Mark Binelli, author of Detroit City Is the Place to Be: The Afterlife of an American Metropolis, and Jeffrey Kerr, author of Seat of Empire: The Embattled Birth of Austin, Texas, talked…

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    Making of Modern New York

    Author Mason Williams talked about his book, City of Ambition: FDR, La Guardia and the Making of Modern New York, in which he discusses the political and personal relationship between…

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    Detroit Mayoral Debate

    Democratic Detroit mayoral candidates Mike Duggan and Benny Napoleon debated each other on issues such as the city’s emergency manager, fighting crime, and dealing with empty…

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    Mayors Mitch Landrieu and Michael Nutter on Gun Violence

    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter talked about their campaign to cut the nation’s murder rates, reduce gun violence, and address other issues…

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    Town Hall Meeting on Detroit Bankruptcy

    Representative John Conyers (D-MI) held a town hall meeting on the implications of the Detroit bankruptcy filing. Earlier this summer, Detroit became the largest municipality in U.S.…

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    Detropia

    Documentary filmmakers Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing talked about their film Detropia, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The film was meant to show a…

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    After Words with Leigh Gallagher

    Leigh Gallagher talked about her book, The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving, in which she argues that the recession and crash of the housing market have caused the…

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