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    Working-Class Families

    Panelists talked about the state of the working class family. They focused on the well-being of children, family structure, and marriage dynamics. The panelists, who included experts from…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    In his weekly address, President Obama recognized all mothers in celebration of the upcoming Mother’s Day, and gave thanks to his wife and mother-in-law for their role in raising his daughters.…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “How do you feel about government-paid family leave?” Clare O’Connor was interviewed by phone about her Forbes Magazine article on…

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on the question if political conversations had caused tension with friends or family members. A YouTube video clip was shown of a bird…

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    U.S. Economy and the American Family

    Panelists talked about the importance of family and its link to economic success and prosperity. The Family Prosperity Index from the American Conservative Union Foundation was introduced. Panelists…

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    Secretary Carter on Improving Military Life

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced his latest initiatives under his “Force of the Future” plan. He said the military would double maternity and paternity leave from six to 12 weeks,…

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    Children of Prisoners

    Panelists discussed the impact of incarcerated parents on children and the family structure. “What Happens to Children When Parents Go to Prison?” was part of the day-long event, “Race and Justice in…

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    Pope Francis at the Festival of Families in Philadephia

    Pope Francis delivered remarks at the Festival of Families. His arrival was also shown. Members of six families from Australia, Ukraine, Jordan, Nigeria, New York, and Argentina briefly described their joys…

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    Project Fatherhood

    Jorja Leap talked about her book, Project Fatherhood: A Story of Courage and Healing in One of America’s Toughest Communities, about men living in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles and…

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    Unforgettable

    Scott Simon talked about his memoir, Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime. This event took place in the north auditorium of Jones College Prep High…

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    Prospects for Black America, Restoring the Family

    Panelists discussed ways of maintaining family cohesiveness in the African-American community. Topics included innovative social structures such as those which could serve as teachers for youth who have no fathers. John…

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    Child Support Enforcement System

    Colleen Eubanks talked about the issues with the child support enforcement system in the U.S. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, with the telephone lines…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments and questions on the debate over “free-range” parenting, divided by those in support and opposed. Petula Dvorak also joined by telephone to discuss the…

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    "Free-Range" Parenting

    Petula Dvorak was interviewed by telephone to discuss the debate over “free-range” parenting, with the idea that children should learn to be self-reliant without adult supervision. She also talked…

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    President Obama on Family Friendly Workplaces

    President Obama said that family friendly work policies and benefits were not only good for the economy but also for the bottom lines of employers. Topics he discussed included paid sick leave and pay…

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    Q&A with Dr. Frances Jensen

    Dr. Frances Jensen, neuroscientist and author of The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults, talked about the study of the human brain, the development…

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    State of Same-Sex Marriage Laws

    Brian Brown and Susan Sommer talked about the state of same-sex marriage laws in the U.S. and speculated on the U.S. Supreme Court’s next actions. They commented on a video clip of Supreme…

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    Senator Lee and Representative Messer at Conservative Policy Summit

    Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) gave a keynote address calling on conservatives to champion policies that would protect the American family from the economic squeeze on working people, including reforming prison…

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    Open Phones

    Phone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision the previous day to hear oral argument on same-sex marriage in the spring. The lines were divided between support and…

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    Jobs and the Economy

    Contributors to the report, 2014 Index of Culture and Opportunity, talked about social and economic factors that contribute to an individual’s ability to harness social and economic opportunities in…

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