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  • 1968  The Year and the Culture
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    1968 - The Year and the Culture

    Ms. Lee and Ms. Dempsey discussed their activities and perspectives on the history of the year 1968 during a retrospective on the tumultuous year in American politics. The guests reflected on…

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  • Washington Thursday Journal
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    Washington Thursday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes and…

    152 views
  • Washington Wednesday Journal
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    Washington Wednesday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes and…

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  • Washington Thursday Journal
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    Washington Thursday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislatures; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

    177 views
  • Republican Contract with America
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    Republican Contract with America

    The coalition held a three day conference, called "Defending the Family: Strategies for Economic Justice and Hope". In this forum, the participants examined the Republicans Contract with…

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  • Progressive Policy Priorities
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    Progressive Policy Priorities

    The coalition held a three day conference, called "Defending the Family: Strategies for Economic Justice and Hope". In this forum, the participants set a progressive agenda for the future.

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  • Voter Hotline Announcement
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    Voter Hotline Announcement

    The participants spoke about the establishment of a minority voter information hotline to monitor election day operation across the country. The toll free hotline will take complaints about…

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  • Crime Prevention and Local Partnerships
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    Crime Prevention and Local Partnerships

    During a forum on criminal justice and the recently passed crime bill, the panelists discussed additional legislative steps which might be taken on the national and local level to reduce crime.…

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  • Civil Rights Aspects of Health Care Reform
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    Civil Rights Aspects of Health Care Reform

    The commission heard witnesses testify on the civil rights aspects of health care reform. Rather than analyze the specifics for an efficient system, they addressed concerns of minority…

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  • Crime Legislation
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    Crime Legislation

    Witnesses testified on violence in the African-American community. They discussed law enforcement and sentencing as tools in reducing violence. The first panel emphasized the legal aspects…

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  • Solutions to Urban Violence
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    Solutions to Urban Violence

    This conference has been exploring issues concerning the causes, costs and cures for violence in this country. Mayor Kelly moderated this panel on solutions to violence which she felt ought to focus on both…

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  • Crime Legislation
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    Crime Legislation

    Participants discussed crime legislation and its effect on minority communities. Two panels discussed these effects and the need for aggressive action on guns and multiple felony offenders.

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  • Supreme Court Preview
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    Supreme Court Preview

    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) reviewed its cases slated to appear before the Supreme Court which will resume on October 4th, 1993. They also discussed the court’s newest…

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  • Racial Bias in Cocaine Laws
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    Racial Bias in Cocaine Laws

    Reverend Jackson spoke about the policy of discrimination toward minorities in implementation of cocaine laws. He stated that the upcoming debate over the president’s crime bill presents…

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  • Racial Bias in Cocaine Laws
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    Racial Bias in Cocaine Laws

    The Committee Against Discriminatory Crack Law, a committee sponsored by civil rights and social policy groups, held a symposium on U.S. drug laws entitled, “The Experts Speak.” The panelists…

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  • Homosexuals in the Military
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    Homosexuals in the Military

    Representatives of the American Civil Liberties Union and Lambda Legal Defense Fund spoke in a news conference to announce the introduction of a lawsuit in federal court against the policy…

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  • Preview of Presidential Inaugural
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    Preview of Presidential Inaugural

    Ms. Lee discussed the preparations of Washington, DC for the upcoming Clinton presidential inauguration and related events, which will be conducted over four days in Washington, DC.

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