• Scott Pelley and the freedom of the press
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    Scott Pelley and the freedom of the press

    [PELLEY] Well, I think we’ve always been the bad guys. [SMITH] You do? [PELLEY] Well, we’re the messengers. We’re the messengers, the messenger is always the bad guy. [SMITH] But you know, the trust in the media today is at a historic low. The number of people who believe that we make mistakes and cover them up and don’t acknowledge them is at a historic high. The number of people who look at our news products and say, I don’t see myself in what you produce, that’s at a historic high. When did everything upturn and why? [PELLEY] Again, I think that it’s always been this way to some degree,…

  • New Constitutional Amendment Proposed for Public Safety | The Line
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    New Constitutional Amendment Proposed for Public Safety | The Line

    >>IN 2016, VOTERS IN NEW MEXICO OVERWHELMINGLY PASSED AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION ALLOWING JUDGES TO DETAIN ACCUSED, NOT CONVICTED, ACCUSED, PEOPLE IN JAIL BEFORE TRIAL IF THE COURT DEEMS THEM A THREAT. IT ALSO REINFORCED THE RIGHT TO BE FREE UNTIL CONVICTION, A PRINCIPLE INSHRINED IN THE CONSTITUTION SINCE STATEHOOD. IN PRACTICE, THE ADJUSTMENT HAS ELICITED PROTEST FROM THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AS THE COURT AND PROSECUTORS TRY TO FIGURE OUT A NEW SYSTEM AND THE NEW BERNALILLO COUNTY DISTRICT RECALL, RAUL TORREZ, WANTS ANOTHER CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT REVERSING PART OF THE ONE PASSED NOT EVEN THREE YEARS AGO. STARTING THERE AND ALSO CHATTING ABOUT CRIME IN ALBUQUERQUE, HERE TO HELP…

  • INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: Honolulu Charter Amendment 7 / State House District 34
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    INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: Honolulu Charter Amendment 7 / State House District 34

    SHOULD THE HONOLULU CITY & COUNTY GOVERNMENT EXPAND TO INCLUDE A NEW AGENCY THAT DEALS WITH CLIMATE CHANGE, SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCY? TONIGHT, CHARYL SOON FROM THE CHARTER COMMISSION AND ANDREW ROTHSTEIN FORMER CHAIR OF THE DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD WILL GIVE YOU REASONS TO BE FOR OR AGAINST CHARTER AMENDMENT 7. AND IT’S THE 2014 REMATCH FOR STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 34. TWO TERM DEMOCRAT GREGG TAKAYAMA FACES REPUBLICAN CHALLENGER JACI AGUSTIN. ALTHOUGH TAKAYAMA’S POSTED A DECISIVE WIN TWO YEARS AGO, NATIONALLY, REPUBLICANS THINK THIS IS THE RACE TO WATCH. TAKAYAMA HAS SAID HE THINKS AGUSTIN’S REPUBLICAN AGENDA IS OUT OF STEP WITH OUR PEARL CITY CONSTITUENCY. GET YOUR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS…

  • The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents
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    The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents

    Good evening, everyone. It’s great to see so many people here on a beautiful Friday afternoon in Providence, Rhode Island. My name is Richard Locke. I’m a professor of Political Science and international public affairs, and I currently serve as provost. And it’s a great pleasure for me to welcome you to Brown– some of you back to Brown– and all of you to tonight’s Meiklejohn lecture, which is sponsored by the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy. Now, before I invite the Taubman Center director, professor Susan Moffitt, to the stage to introduce our distinguished speakers, I want to just offer a few brief remarks about the significance…

  • Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty
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    Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty

    Let’s go ahead and get started. And welcome to today’s conversation on Scott Allard’s new book, Places in Need– The Changing Geography of Poverty. I’m Susan Moffit. I’m the director of the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy. And this year the Taubman Center is focusing on three themes– the cost of living, the value of democracy, and the price of security. And Scott’s work speaks very nicely to these themes with his close look at the rise of suburban poverty over the last 25 years, and the challenges that suburban communities are having as they try to address the rising poverty. He writes, “There are more poor people…

  • Top 5 Issues in the Upcoming Legislative Sessions in KS and MO – Kansas City Week in Review
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    Top 5 Issues in the Upcoming Legislative Sessions in KS and MO – Kansas City Week in Review

    OVER IN KANSAS, LAWMAKERS RETURNED TO TOPEKA ON MONDAY ACCORDING TO THE LONG-TIME RETURNED TO TOPEKA ON MONDAY ACCORDING TO THE LONG-TIME POLITICAL INSIDER NEWSLETTER ACCORDING TO THE LONG-TIME POLITICAL INSIDER NEWSLETTER HAWVER’S CAPITOL REPORT. POLITICAL INSIDER NEWSLETTER HAWVER’S CAPITOL REPORT. TOP PRIORITIES FOR LAWMAKERS, HAWVER’S CAPITOL REPORT. TOP PRIORITIES FOR LAWMAKERS, NO. 1, GETTING ELECTED. TOP PRIORITIES FOR LAWMAKERS, NO. 1, GETTING ELECTED. THAT GOES WITHOUT SAYING; SCHOOL NO. 1, GETTING ELECTED. THAT GOES WITHOUT SAYING; SCHOOL FUNDING, WITH A POTENTIAL THAT GOES WITHOUT SAYING; SCHOOL FUNDING, WITH A POTENTIAL DECISION COMING FROM THE KANSAS FUNDING, WITH A POTENTIAL DECISION COMING FROM THE KANSAS SUPREME COURT THAT COULD FORCE…