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  • emBarrio Americaem
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    Barrio America

    Penn State University History Professor A.K. Sandoval-Strausz talked about his book, Barrio America: How Latino Immigrants Saved the American City, in which he argued that Latin American…

  • emSaving Americas Citiesem
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    Saving America's Cities

    Harvard University Professor Lizabeth Cohen looked at American urban policy in the 40 years following World War II through the life of urban planner Edward Logue, who was instrumental in…

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    Once one of the richest cities in America, Detroit in 2019 was among the poorest. In his book Detroit: An American Autopsy" Charlie LeDuff examined how his hometown got to this point and…

  • Fiscal Condition of US Cities
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    Fiscal Condition of U.S. Cities

    The National League of Cities held a discussion on the release of its City Fiscal Conditions 2019 report. The study concluded that cities' revenue growth stalled in fiscal year 2018 with…

  • Washington Journal Morgan Simon Discusses Urban Opportunity Zones
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    Morgan Simon on Urban Opportunity Zones

    Forbes Magazine contributor Morgan Simon talked about opportunity zones located in urban areas across America. Opportunity zones are incentives to bring capital into low-income communities. Ms.…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones on the State of American Cities

    Viewers from city residents commented on their top issues for where they live and how their city can be improved. In the wake of President Trump’s criticism of Baltimore and other metropolises, the…

  • Washington Journal John Diaz Discusses Top Issues in San Francisco
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    John Diaz on Top Issues in San Francisco

    John Diaz of the San Francisco Chronicle spoke via Skype about some of the top issues facing the city. He also discussed the results of a San Francisco Chamber of Commerce survey on the…

  • Margaret OMara Discusses Challenges Facing New York City
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    Margaret O'Mara on Top Issues in New York City

    Margaret O’Mara, a New York Times contributor and University of Washington history professor, spoke via Skype about some of the top issues facing New York City,

  • Washington Journal Mark Brown Discusses Top Issues in Chicago
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    Mark Brown on Top Issues in Chicago

    Chicago Sun Times columnist Mark Brown spoke via Skype about some of the top issues facing the city and some of the changes he has seen in his many years covering Chicago politics.

  • Washington Journal Ingrid Jacques Discusses Top Issues in Detroit
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    Ingrid Jacques on Top Issues in Detroit

    Ingrid Jacques of the Detroit News said the two biggest issues her city faces are poverty and education. She spoke via Skype from Detroit.

  • Washington Journal Adam Harris Discusses the College Graduation Gap in Rural America
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    Adam Harris on the College Graduation Gap in Rural America

    Adam Harris talked about his Atlantic article, “The Education Deserts of Rural America,” on the college graduation gap between those living in rural and urban areas in the U.S. This program is part of a…

  • National Gentrification Summit
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    National Gentrification Summit

    The Institute of the Black World 21st Century hosted a national town hall meeting on gentrification at the New Jersey Institute for Technology in Newark. Speakers included economist…

  • emLos Angeles Timesem Coverage of Nipsey Hussles Death
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    Los Angeles Times Coverage of Nipsey Hussle's Death

    Los Angeles Times reporters joined the National Press Club Journalism Institute to talk about the newspaper’s coverage of the death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, who in March 2019 was fatally shot in…

  • emA 500 House in Detroitem
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    A $500 House in Detroit

    Recent college graduate Drew Philp bought a house in Detroit for $500. In his book A $500 House in Detroit, he recounted his experience restoring the house and some of the biggest challenges making his home…

  • Detroit Driving Tour
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    Detroit Driving Tour

    Detroit native Aaron Foley gave a driving tour of his city to discuss some of the issues plaguing Michigan’s largest municipality and what was being done to address those problems. C-SPAN’s Local…

  • emWhose Detroitem
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    Whose Detroit?

    In her book Whose Detroit?, Heather Ann Thompson examined the racial and political tensions that plagued Detroit for much of the 20th century and how these continued tensions led to an uprising in 1967.…

  • State of the Cities Report
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    State of the Cities Report

    Mayors from around the country talked about the National League of Cities’report on the the state of cities. They focused on how their towns and cities are planning for the future.

  • Washington Journal Maj Toure Discusses Gun Rights  Gun Violence Prevention
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    Maj Toure on Gun Rights and Gun Violence Prevention

    Black Guns Matter’s Maj Toure discussed firearm rights and gun violence prevention in the African American community.

  • Washington Journal Bruce Schaller Dicusses New York Citys Congestion Fee
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    Bruce Schaller on New York City's "Congestion Fee"

    Transportation consultant Bruce Schaller talked about New York City becoming the first major city to charge a “congestion fee” on vehicles entering its most congested streets. He spoke via…

  • President Trump Threatens Tariffs If Mexico Doesnt Stem Flow of Drugs Migrants
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    President Trump Remarks at Opportunity and Revitalization Council Meeting

    President Trump convened the first meeting of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council. The president created the council to focus on economically distressed communities, and introduced…

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