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    Women and Gun Violence

    Law enforcement, legal, and social work experts testified about possible changes to the Violence Against Women Act, and the law’s effectiveness in protecting women from gun…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “Are new U.S. and European Union sanctions on Russia the right strategy?” Robert Barnes talked about the federal…

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    International Religious Freedom Report

    Secretary of State John Kerry released the 2013 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom. He spoke to reporters about countries where religious freedom rights were being violated,…

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    Book Discussion on Assault and Flattery

    Katie Pavlich talked about her book, Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women, in which she argues that while Republicans are constantly blamed for waging a war…

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    After Words with Chris Tomlinson

    Chris Tomlinson talked about his book, Tomlinson Hill: The Remarkable Story of Two Families who Share the Tomlinson Name - One White, One Black, in which he explores his family’s…

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    My Brother's Keeper Initiative

    President Obama spoke at a town hall at the Walker Jones Education Campus focusing on the importance of the “My Brother’s Keeper Initiative.” President Obama announced a…

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    Executive Order on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity Discrimination

    President Obama made remarks before signing an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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    World War II Combat Chaplains

    Lyle Dorsett talked about military chaplains during World War II, including the difficulties the chaplains faced and stories from many of their autobiographies. Aprroximately 12,000…

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    Women's Liberation Movement

    Professor Stacy Cordery talked about the ideals and goals that drove feminists and the Women’s Liberation Movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The class discussed several…

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    Book Discussion on Finding Her Voice

    Rekha Basu talked about her book, Finding Her Voice: A collection of Des Moines Register columns about women’s struggles and triumphs in the Midwest, in which the Des Moines Register…

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    Senators Schumer and Cruz on Birth Control

    Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke on the Senate floor about the Affordable Care Act, contraceptive coverage, the First Amendment, and religious freedom. They were…

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    Eric Holder on Civil Rights

    Attorney General Eric Holder was the featured speaker at an event commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 2, 1964.…

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    Women's Health Protection Act

    Members of the U.S. House and Senate, doctors, and advocates with differing perspectives on reproductive rights testified at a hearing on the Women’s Health Protection Act (S.1696).…

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    Majority Leader Reid on Hobby Lobby Ruling

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke on the Senate floor about legislation to respond to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. He said that there were…

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    Book Discussion on Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter

    Randall Balmer talked about his book, Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter, in which he examines the role that religion played in the election and defeat of former President Jimmy…

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    After Words with Jason Riley

    Jason Riley talked about his book, Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make it Harder for Blacks to Succeed, in which he argues that government assistance programs designed to help African…

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    Panel Discussion on the Black Arts Movement

    Panelists talked about the influence of the Black Arts Movement on contemporary literature.  “The New Urban Aesthetics: The Black Arts Movement, Revised” was a panel at…

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    State of African-American Literature

    Malaika Adero talked about the state of African-American literature, as well as its history, significance, and traditions. “The State of African American Literature” was a talk…

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    Religious Liberty and the Courts

    Hannah Smith talked about the legal definition of religious liberty and the debates over the concept in the nation’s courts and legislatures. She also talked about the Burwell v.…

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    Senate Democratic Leaders on Contraception Coverage

    Senate Democratic leaders held a news conference to outline their proposed bill, the “Not My Boss’s Business Act,” that would require employers to abide by the health care…

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