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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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    Open Phones with Dan Fagin

    Dan Fagin, author of Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, talked about his book and responded to viewer questions and comments. He was interviewed at the 2015 Tucson Festival of…

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    Panel Discussion on Disasters

    Dan Fagin, author of Tom’s River, and Alexandra Witze, co-author of Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of a Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World, talked about how disasters,…

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    National Wireless Public Safety Network

    Representatives of federal agencies and first responder groups testified at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing hearing on progress made toward establishing the First Responder Network…

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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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    Rural Drinking Water

    Water experts testified on challenges facing drinking water systems serving small and rural communities, particularly involving compliance with Safe Drinking Water Act…

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    Social Security Disability Insurance Shortfall

    Stephen Ohlemacher talked about President Obama’s proposal to shift $330 billion from the Social Security retirement trust fund to avert a shortfall in the agency’s disability…

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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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    House Debate on Tax Credits for Charitable Contributions

    House Members debated legislation making tax credits for charitable contributions permanent. Currently, charitable giving tax credits were renewed on a yearly basis. The White…

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    President Obama on Ebola Response

    President Obama announced at a White House ceremony that all but 100 troops sent to support aid workers battling the Ebola epidemic in Africa would return home in April 2015. He thanked…

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    Book Discussion on The Age of Dignity

    Ai-jen Poo talked about her book, The Age of Dignity, about the increase in the number of senior citizens in the U.S. and the ability of our caregiver system to handle it. She said…

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    Financial Exploitation of Senior Citizens

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on efforts to combat the financial exploitation of senior citizens. Members heard from Phillip Marshall, whose late…

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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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