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    Open Phones with Jill Leovy

    Jill Leovy, author of Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America, talked about her book and responded to viewer calls. She was interviewed at the 2015 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books…

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    Panel Discussion on Organizing Communities

    Authors Zephyr Teachout and Linda Tirado participated in a panel discussion on organizing communities. Zephyr Teachout is the author of Corruption in America: From Benjamin…

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    Urban Development, Economy, and Jobs

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, and others talked about the economy and jobs, and how cities across the U.S. were…

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    Urban Schools

    Members of the Council of the Great City Schools, a group that advocates for inner-city public schools, spoke to reporters following a meeting with President Obama. They were joined by…

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    Public Transportation Conference, Opening Session

    Public transportation leaders talked about issues affecting public transit and inter-city passenger rail. Speakers urged Congress to pass a long-term surface transportation bill. …

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    Cabinet Secretaries at National League of Cities Conference

    Several Obama administration cabinet secretaries talked about their partnerships with local communities in order to carry out their priorities. Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson made…

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    Public Transportation Conference, Transportation Department Panel

    Transportation Department officials talked about issues affecting public transit and inter-city passenger rail.  “Update from the USDOT, FTA & FRA Administrators” was a…

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    Public Transportation Conference, Mayors Panel

    Mayors from the cites of Ft. Worth, Texas; Mesa, Arizona, and Riverton City, Utah took part in a roundtable discussion of public transportation legislation and funding, and the impact…

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    Former Mayors in the Obama Administration

    Secretary Julián Castro and other Obama administration officials who previously served as mayors talked about their political experiences. They described how they applied their…

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    U.S. Conference of Mayors Opening Plenary Luncheon

    U.S. Conference of Mayors President Kevin Johnson (D) gave the State of the Cities address at the annual winter conference in Washington, D.C. He said the State of the Union was strong…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Final Panel

    In a series of interviews, race relations, food security, poverty, and other social issues were talked about. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke about her novel Americanah, a Nigerian girl’s…

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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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