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  • Journalists Forum Examines Impact of Verbal Attacks on Courts and the Press
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    Verbal Attacks Against Courts, Journalists Panel

    This portion of the National Judicial College’s day-long conversation on the impact of verbal attacks on the judiciary and the press featured broadcast and print journalists. They talked about…

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  • Washington Ideas Forum
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Current Events

    In a series of quick interviews various people offered personal insight on current events. Topics included the economy, the Iran nuclear deal, the 2016 presidential campaigns, global…

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  • New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Criminal Justice in New Orleans
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    Criminal Justice in New Orleans

    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) talked about efforts in his city to reduce both its incarceration and crime rates in tandem, the challenges to those efforts, and the lasting effects of Hurricane Katrina on criminal…

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  • Valerie Jarrett on Criminal Justice Reform
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    Valerie Jarrett on Race and Justice

    White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett discussd race relations and criminal justice. Ms. Jarrett shared details of the Obama administration’s plan to reform the nation’s criminal justice system. “The View from the…

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  • Discussion on Race and the Justice System
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    Race and the Justice System, Introduction

    Margaret Low Smith introduced a day-long series of panel discussions on race relations and criminal justice. Then Ta-Nehisi Coates, national correspondent for The Atlantic, and James Bennet, the magazine’s…

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  • Mitt Romney at the Washington Ideas Forum
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Mitt Romney

    Former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) was interviewed at the seventh annual Washington Ideas Forum. Topics included his 2012 presidential campaign, campaign finance reform, the Iran nuclear…

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  • Housing in New Orleans Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina
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    Housing in New Orleans Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina

    James Bennet moderated a discussion on New Orleans housing and neighborhood development. “A City Changing: Housing, Neighborhoods and Tradition” was part of the day-long event, “New Orleans: 10…

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  • Baquet Family on New Orleans Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina
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    Baquet Family on New Orleans Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina

    Three brothers, Wayne, Dean, and Terry Baquet, told their stories of Hurricane Katrina. “Story of a Family: The Baquets” was part of the day-long event, “New Orleans: 10 Years Later,” held…

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  • emThe Atlanticem Symposium on New Orleans Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina
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    Authors, Poets, and Residents on New Orleans Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina

    Authors, poets, and other New Orleans residents who lived through Hurricane Katrina and recovery of the past 10 years talked about their experiences. The event was opened by National Student Madeleine LeCesne reading…

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  • Discussion on Foreign Policy in the Clinton Administration
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    Clinton Adminstration Foreign Policy

    Former members of the Clinton administration talked about the president’s foreign policy strategy and achievements. They spoke about the president’s response to events in Bosnia, Rwanda, and the…

    430 views
  • Technology Policing and Gun Violence
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    Technology and Policing, Gun Violence

    New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton was interviewed about the crime rate drop in his city. Then former Representative Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) discussed gun violence and her recovery from a near-fatal gunshot…

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  • American Small Towns and Cities
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    American Small Towns and Cities

    James Fallows and his wife Deborah Fallows talked about their travels to small towns around the U.S. to meet people and hear their stories. They talked about their observations, including the cultural…

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  • 50th Anniversary of President Kennedys Assassination
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    50th Anniversary of President Kennedy's Assassination

    James Bennet spoke about a special edition of The Atlantic, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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  • SuperPacs in the 2012 Election
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    SuperPacs in the 2012 Election

    Bill Burton and Trevor Potter spoke about the influence of super political action committees (SuperPACs) in the 2012 election. Trevor Potter, general counsel for Senator McCain’s 2000 and 2008 presidential…

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  • Campaign Management and Strategy
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    Campaign Management and Strategy

    Democratic strategists talked about President Obama’s re-election campaign and previewed his nomination acceptance speech. Other topics included the president’s agenda for a second term,…

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  • Campaign Management and Strategy
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    Campaign Management and Strategy

    Mitt Romney campaign managers and senior strategists talked about the Republican National Convention. Among other topics they discussed the significance of party conventions, and the impact of…

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  • Jobs and US Economic Recovery
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    Jobs and U.S. Economic Recovery

    Panelists talked about the causes of U.S. economic stagnation. They agreed that the continued housing crisis is a major factor in the economy not rebounding as quickly. They also cited…

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  • Gene Sperling Remarks
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    Gene Sperling Remarks

    Gene Sperling was interviewed at an Atlantic summit on economic recovery in the United States and globally. He defended the Obama administration’s economic policies, and said he refused to…

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  • emThe Atlanticsem Civil War Commemorative Issue
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    The Atlantic's Civil War Commemorative Issue

    The editors of The Atlantic's Special Commemorative Issue, “The Civil War,” were interviewed. They talked about the history of the magazine and how the special issue, released December 6,…

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  • Manufacturing Jobs in the US
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    Manufacturing Jobs in the U.S.

    James Bennett talked about his Atlantic cover story, “Making It in America,” on manufacturing jobs in the U.S. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. This program was part of a…

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