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    FEMA Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Craig Fugate testified on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) fiscal year 2016 budget request. The request totaled $7.4 billion for disaster preparedness and…

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    Young Voters and Running for Public Office

    Jennifer Lawless talked about Running from Office: Why Young Americans are Turned Off to Politics. In her book she argues the current political system has discouraged young people from…

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    Panel Discussion on Crime

    Ruben Castaneda, S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.; Sam Quinones, Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic; Barry Siegel, Manifest Injustice: The…

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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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    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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    President Obama Welcomes Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride

    President Obama, Veterans Secretary McDonald, and Vice President Biden welcomed participants of the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride to the White House. The cycling event aims…

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    Book Discussion on Our Kids

    Professor Robert Putnam talked about his book Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, in which suggests that there is a lack of opportunities for children growing up in the United States…

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    Proposed Restrictions for Welfare Recipients

    Olivia Golden talked about recent state-level efforts to tighten restrictions for food stamp and other welfare recipients on how they can use their benefits.

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    Combating Extreme Poverty

    Jim Yong Kim outlined World Bank initiatives to fight poverty, and ways the international community could work more effectively with the United Nations to end poverty. He reiterated…

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    Democracy and Social Issues

    Panelists talked about the American political system’s ability to solve problems such as poverty, health care access, discrimination, and voter turnout. “Can Democracy Transform…

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    Q&A with U.S. Senate Youth Program

    High school students from the U.S. Senate Youth Program talked about their participation in a week-long government and leadership education program. 104 students were selected from the…

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    Needle Exchange Programs

    Daniel Raymond talked by remote video from San Francisco about efforts in Indiana and Kentucky to expand access to needle exchanges for drug users in an attempt to stop the spread of HIV…

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    Book Discussion on The Age of Sustainable Development

    Jeffrey Sachs talked about his book The Age of Sustainable Development, in which he presents a sustainable development plan to counter global issues, such as poverty, political corruption,…

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    Millennial Generation

    Panelists talked about the issues, culture, misunderstandings, and stereotypes associated with the millennial generation. The panel included a founder of a start-up news site for…

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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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    Federal Payments to Deceased Individuals

    Daniel Bertoni talked about the Social Security Administration’s “Death Master File,” the file’s accuracy, and the extent of the repercussions resulting from…

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    Book Discussion on The Hero's Fight

    Patricia Fernandez-Kelly talked about her book The Hero’s Fight: African Americans in West Baltimore and the Shadow of the State, in which she looks at the way the urban poor in…

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    Inaccurate Social Security Death Records

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the reasons for improper Social Security payments to deceased individuals as a result of inaccurate data…

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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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