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    Building Resilient Cities Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina

    Eve Troeh moderated a panel discussion on how to build resilient cities to withstand storms like Katrina and Sandy. A video clip was shown from a Land of Opportunity production. …

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    Urban Riots

    Panelists talked about the history and causes of urban riots, such as historic ones in Watts and recent ones in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland. Topics included the…

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    Most Liberal and Conservative Cities in America

    Christopher Warshaw, an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), talked by telephone about his study of the nature of…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls on the question: “Is Your City Liberal or Conservative?” The question was inspired by Forbes magazine’s recently published list of top…

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    Book Discussion on Project Fatherhood

    Jorja Leap talked about her book, Project Fatherhood: A Story of Courage and Healing in One of America’s Toughest Communities, about men living in the Watts neighborhood of Los…

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    Community Policing and Baltimore Protests

    Panelists talked about lessons learned from the unrest in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. Topics included ways to improve community policing,…

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    Community Development Efforts

    Civic and policy leaders talked about community development efforts in distressed neighborhoods experiencing poverty, unemployment, foreclosures, and racial divides. The panelists…

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    Inner-City Poverty

    Robert Woodson talked about his views on ways to relieve inner-city poverty, which included resident participation in neighborhood development.

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    Book Discussion on Doing the Best I Can

    Professor Kathryn Edin talked about her book, Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City, about the myths and realities of inner-city fatherhood. This interview is part of Book…

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    Inner-City Poverty

    Ross Eisenbrey and Michael Tanner talked about the role of government in combating inner-city poverty in communities such as Baltimore and Detroit. Topics included the minimum wage,…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on ways to increase economic opportunities in inner cities.  Niall Stanage spoke by phone about the 2016 presidential candidates and 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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    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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