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  • 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…

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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.…

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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…

  • 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…

  • President Trump Signs Opportunity and Revitalization Executive Order
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    President Trump Executive Order Signing

    President Trump signed an executive order establishing an Opportunity and Revitalization Council with the aim of creating economic opportunity zones in distressed communities. Housing and…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines and social media were open to take viewer calls and comments to the question, “Is there an urban-rural divide?” Data from the 2018 midterm elections indicated that rural…

  • Urban School Superintendents Conference Panel Discussion
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    Urban School Superintendents Conference, Panel Discussion

    AASA, the School Superintendents Association and Howard University hosted a panel discussion on challenges faced by urban school superintendents. It was part of AASA’s annual conference for…

  • emRendezvous with Oblivionem
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    Rendezvous with Oblivion

    Thomas Frank examined economic inequalities in cities across the country.

  • National League of Cities Releases Annual Report
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    National League of Cities Report

    The National League of Cities released its fifth annual “State of the Cities” report. The evaluation features consideration and analysis of issues mayors across the country determine need…

  • Late19th Century Development of Skyscrapers
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    Late-19th Century Development of Skyscrapers

    Washington University in St. Louis professors Margaret Garb and Eric Mumford taught a class about the development of skyscrapers in the late-19th century. First, Professor Garb examined the…

  • emBuilding Equitable Citiesem
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    Building Equitable Cities

    Henry Cisneros, former HUD Secretary & San Antonio Mayor, provided his thoughts on how to build and expand economic growth, mobility, and opportunity in cities.

  • US Conference of Mayors Examines School and Public Safety
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    Cites and Public Safety Issues

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors convened a discussion on public safety issues facing American cities. Mayors and police chiefs talked about ways they can address challenges, such as gun…

  • Civil Rights History and Urban Renewal
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    Civil Rights History and Urban Renewal

    African Americans arrived as slaves in Asheville, North Carolina, near the end of the 18th century, and since then they’ve played a role in the development of the city. In 2016, artist and activist DeWayne Barton…

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