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12:30 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 7/8/14 : Sen. Elizabeth Warren and the 2016 Presidental Primary

  There’s a new blip on the 2016 presidential race radar, and her name is Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Is she the new Barack Obama? Could that spell trouble for presumed candidate Hillary Clinton? Primary Day 2016 may be over a year away—and no one has actually said they’re running—but it’s already shaping up to be an interesting political contest. What do you think?

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1:36 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 5/6/14 : Mental Health and Alcohol Abuse on College Campuses

April was both Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Alcohol Awareness Month. And May is Mental Health Awareness Month. These very serious issues are often tragically intertwined, and are the focus of many college campus support programs and initiatives.

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1:51 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 4/28/14 : Speed Cameras

Credit Jared Benedict

The New York State Assembly passed a bill yesterday that would allow local officials in Long Island and New York City to operate speed cameras in school zones during school hours. The city is already using some, and they’ve racked up over $600,000 in fines.

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12:30 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 3/25/14 : Unions

Bus drivers in Vermont’s largest county are in the second week of a strike, after a weekend of failed negotiations with county transportation officials. It has created quite a stir in the region.

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12:30 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 3/4/14 : Ukraine

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The U.S. is showing its support today for Ukraine's new leadership as Secretary of State John Kerry visited the capital. Kerry’s visit to Kiev, lasting just hours, comes as Ukraine's government grapples with a Russian military takeover of Crimea—a mostly pro-Russian region in southeastern Ukraine.

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12:30 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 2/24/14 : Ukraine

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  As Ukraine struggles to piece itself together under the looming threat of economic disaster, the possibility of distancing itself from Moscow and turning westward has major implications for the balance of power in Europe—and the rest of the world.

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1:27 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 2/18/14 : International Challenges

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is calling climate change “the greatest challenge of our generation.” This past year has been full of international challenges for the United States—including escalating situations in Syria, Sudan and North Korea. But the question of which vexes us the most and which we should be devoting our greatest energies to lingers.

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12:30 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 2/11/14 : Shirley Temple

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The world has lost several iconic folks in the last few months. Nelson Mandela, Pete Seeger, and now Shirley Temple. They lived long and impactful lives, and their loss has been felt deeply by many who found inspiration in their life’s work.

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1:00 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 1/21/14 : Marriage

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The concept of marriage has gotten a lot of attention in the media lately. Whether it be states wrestling with legalizing gay marriage, proposed legislation to require pre-marriage education classes or the latest scandal involving a politician’s marital infidelity—for better or for worse, we still view marriage as the happily ever after. But what is the recipe for a good marriage? What makes it stick?

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2:12 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 1/14/14 : Christie and Bridgegate

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In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was a rising star in the Republican party, poised for a legitimate shot at the White House. But “Bridgegate” is threatening to tarnish his reputation, even though he vehemently denied involvement in the scandal that pinned the closing of two lanes of the George Washington bridge for political retribution on two of his top aides.

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