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    The Works Progress Administration

    Sandra Opdycke of Vassar College’s Institute for Innovation in Social Policy explained the history of…

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    The State of Homelessness in the United States

    Nan Roman from the National Alliance to End Homelessness discussed the state of homelessness in the U.S.…

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    The Federal Bureaucracy

    The federal bureaucracy, encompassing millions of employees and hundreds of agencies, departments, and…

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    LBJ's Great Society and War on Poverty

    Robert Woodson and Michael Lind talked about President Lyndon Johnson’s goal of promoting equality and…

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    Omnibus Housing Act of 1965

    Kent Watkins talked about the Omnibus Housing Act of 1965 signed by President Lyndon Johnson. The act…

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    Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

    Ulrich Boser and Darleen Opfer talked about the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. They…

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    Block Grants

    BLOCK GRANTS are provided by the federal government to support collections of general programs…

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    Categorical Grants

    CATEGORICAL GRANTS are the primary source of federal aid to states and are provided for specific…

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    Federal Grants

    Federal grants are funding provided to state and local governments by the federal government toward a…

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    What are Entitlements?

    Melissa Boteach, Vice President, Center for American Progress, Poverty to Prosperity Program and James…

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    Early History of Public Housing

    Author Ben Austen talks about the early history of public housing in inner cities across America,…

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    The WIC Program

    Public Policy Professor Douglas Besharov, University of MD, talked about the Special Supplemental…

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    The Head Start Program

    Olivia Golden talked about the services provided to families in this program.

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    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program

    LaDonna Pavetti talked about the parameters of the program and the distribution of funds.

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    Supplemental Security Income Program

    Professor Edward Berkowitz spoke about the history and policy of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI),…

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    Solutions and Obstacles to Fixing Social Security

    Charles Blahous talked about ways to fix the issues with Social Security. Robert Reischauer discussed…

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    The Current Status of Social Security

    Robert Reischauer talked about the current status of the Social Security program and some of the issues…

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    How Social Security is Funded

    Michael Tanner explained how the funding for the Social Security program works. He discussed some of the…

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    Medicare and Medicaid Acts of 1965

    Tom Scully talked about the Medicare and Medicaid Acts of 1965.

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    How the Federal Government Spends Your Taxes

    Chuck Marr of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities discussed how the federal government spends…

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