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  • History of Foster Care
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    History of Foster Care

    Professor Catherine Rymph talked about her book, Raising Government Children: A History of Foster Care and the American Welfare State. She focused her study on the decades between the 1930's and…

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  • Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase
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    Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase

    Professor Gene Smith talked about Thomas Jefferson’s challenges with the Louisiana Purchase Treaty. He discussed Jefferson’s concerns over whether it was unconstitutional, the resistance from the…

    657 views
  • Benjamin Franklins Views on Honor
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    Benjamin Franklin's Views on Honor

    Professor Craig Smith talked about Benjamin Franklin’s goal to redefine who is honorable, comparing a hereditary honor given those from noble births to an honor that is earned through good deeds…

    521 views
  • British Debt and Stamp Act of 1765
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    British Debt and Stamp Act of 1765

    University of Missouri history professor John Bullion spoke to students about the debt incurred by the British government in fighting the Seven Years' War in the 1750s and 60s, and efforts…

    1,116 views
  • Challenges of the Government Workforce
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    Challenges of the Government Workforce

    Hal Rainey talked about the challenges, opportunities, and threats facing the U.S. government workforce and compared the public and private sector. Because of bad press and attitudes towards the bureaucratic…

    172 views
  • University of Missouri Special Collections
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    University of Missouri Special Collections

    Alla Barabtarlo gave a tour the University of Missouri’s Rare Books and Special Collections in Ellis Library. Items that she displayed included Babylonian clay tablets and various ancient handwritten…

    209 views
  • Future of Public Broadcasting Regional Programming
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    Future of Public Broadcasting, Regional Programming

    Representatives from regional public broadcasting outlets described various programs they have put in place to connect with their communities and make use of new media tools. This program…

    334 views
  • Future of Public Broadcasting
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    Future of Public Broadcasting

    The University of Missouri Journalism School sponsored a forum on the future of public broadcasting. Jim Lehrer made opening remarks on the mission of public media and principles of…

    856 views
  • Deciding What You Read
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    Deciding What You Read

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  • Reflections on Judging
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    Reflections on Judging

    Judges Duane Benton and Coleen McMahon took part in a symposium on judicial decision-making at the University of Missouri Law School in Columbia. The symposium focused on Supreme Court Justice…

    98 views
  • Anonymous Sourcing and Government Secrecy
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    Anonymous Sourcing and Government Secrecy

    Journalists talked about the state of news reporting and professional standards in journalism. They focused on granting anonymity to sources, media leaks by politicians and others, the…

    106 views
  • emLies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Themem
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    Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

    Al Franken talked about his book, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, published by E.P. Dutton. The book criticized conservatives, including Bill…

    818 views
  • Security and Privacy in the US
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    Security and Privacy in the U.S.

    The Administrative Law Section held “The Great Debate of 2003: Security v. Privacy in the Post-September 11 Era.” The question was, “Resolved: On Balance, the United States Government Has Safeguarded…

    81 views
  • Effects of the USA Patriot Act
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    Effects of the USA Patriot Act

    Mr. Dinh discussed the USA Patriot Act and how it has aided law enforcement in the prevention of terrorist attacks in the U.S. and the world. Mr. Dinh is the chief author of the USA Patriot…

    280 views
  • Truman Presidency 50th Anniversary
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    Truman Presidency 50th Anniversary

    The participants discussed the 50th anniversary of Harry Truman becoming president. They also answered questions from the audience. A half a century ago, the then vice president took over…

    49 views
  • Journalism and the War on Terrorism
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    Journalism and the War on Terrorism

    Participants talked about American journalism and how well it had served the public interest in the wake of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Among the topics they addressed were…

    34 views
  • From Entitlement to Empowerment
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    From Entitlement to Empowerment

    Ms. Parker talked about conservative ideas for ending poverty through educational, regulatory, and welfare reform. She also talked about how she was able to stop being a welfare mother…

    16 views
  • Travel Writers of the 19th Century
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    Travel Writers of the 19th Century

    Heat-Moon spoke about his own writing and about the travel narratives of the 19th century, specifically addressing the environmental, cultural and population concerns of the authors.

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  • Ethnic America and US Foreign Policy
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    Ethnic America and U.S. Foreign Policy

    Mr. Dukakis talked about the impact United States foreign policy has on ethnic Americans. Following his presentation, Mr. Dukakis answered questions from the audience.

    23 views
  • US Economic Issues
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    U.S. Economic Issues

    Ms. Henderson spoke to an audience in the National Press Club on new economic indicators and other issues involved in international finance. In her remarks sponsored by the University of…

    30 views
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