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    Ray and Joan

    Lisa Napoli talked about her book Ray and Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away, about the life and career of McDonald’s chair Ray Kroc and the…

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    Senior Citizens and Financial Fraud

    The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing to examine the inancial scams targeting senior citizens involving purported sweepstakes winnings, robocalls to maximize the number of potential victims and…

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    Rural Economies and Innovation

    Small business owners outlined their recommendations for how rural economies can innovate and grow. Ideas included tax incentives, community block grants, federal funding guarantees and job…

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    Infrastructure Funding and Modernization Efforts

    Officials from Oklahoma, West Virginia, Wyoming, Delaware, and Colorado testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on proposals to modernize infrastructure in…

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    The New Brooklyn

    Kay Hymowitz talked about her book The New Brooklyn: What it Takes to Bring a City Back, in which she discusses the transformation of cities

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    Online Activism and Protests

    Professor Jason Del Gandio talked on the telephone from Philadelphia about online activism and the effectiveness of protests.

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question if anti-Trump protests were effective or not effective. Professor Jason Del…

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    Public Investment Anti-Poverty Transfers

    Professor Kristin Butcher delivered remarks on the findings of her research on the short and long-term effects of anti-poverty transfer programs on children in the families who receive them.…

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    Social Security Gun Background Check Rule

    Nicole Gaudiano talked by video from Capitol Hill on the disapproval resolution being debated in the House that day disapproving of a regulation governing the use of information collected…

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    Housing Policy Under Trump Administration

    Lawrence Yun talked about the Trump administration’s approach to housing policy, the current state of the housing market, Dr. Ben Carson’s nomination to be Housing and Urban Development…

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    Newsmakers with Mayors Mick Cornett and Mitch Landrieu

    Mayors Mick Cornett (R) of Oklahoma City and Mitch Landrieu (D) of New Orleans talked about how cities intended to work with the incoming Trump administration on issues such as…

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    U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting, Opening News Conference

    Mayors Mick Cornett (R) and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D), the president and vice president of the U.S. Council of Mayors, held a news conference as the grouo’s winter meeting got underway.…

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    Vice President-Elect Mike Pence U.S. Conference of Mayors Address

    Vice President-elect Mike Pence spoke at the U.S. Conference of Mayors' winter meeting. He talked about areas in which the incoming Trump administration would help cities and mayors do…

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    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Ben Carson testified on his nomination to be Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) secretary in the Donald Trump administration. Dr. Carson, a former neurosurgeon and 2016 Republican…

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    School Segregation

    Nikole Hannah-Jones talked about the way racial segregation in housing and schools had been maintained through official action and policy. She spoke with Professor Keith Gessen. “Writing Segregation…

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    Child Trafficking

    Panelists talked about policy and law enforcement strategies to combat child trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. Topics included the use of technology to track at-risk children.

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    Political Future of Cities

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) and Tristram Hunt, a Labour member of the British House of Commons, were the featured speakers at a Brookings Institution event on the political future of…

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    Nursing Homes

    The Brookings Institution hosted a discussion on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' ratings system to evaluate U.S. nursing home facilities.

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    CodePink Summit, Domestic Violence

    Activists talked about strategies for preventing domestic gun violence. They discussed federal laws they say are inadequate in protecting victims of domestic abuse, and why their efforts…

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    Poverty and Economic Mobility, Charles Murray

    Author and political scientist Charles Murray discussed his views on the economic challenges facing certain demographic groups, particularly welfare recipients and the white working class. He was interviewed by…

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