Video and Multimedia

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The Story of Medicare: A Timeline
Written and produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation, this video provides a visual timeline of Medicare’s history, including the debate that led to its creation in 1965 and subsequent changes such as: the passage and repeal of the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act in the late 198os, the Medicare Modernization Act in 2003, and the Affordable Care Act in 2010.
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Imagining poverty in American culture
English teacher, Dr. John Loonam uses two novels, “The Grapes of Wrath” and “Push” to challenge listeners to imagine then re-imagine how poverty in the United States was defined historically, and in our contemporary of the Great Recession.
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Loyola Marymount University student to graduate despite homelessness, obstacles on Skid Row
On the eve of his college graduation day, Kenneth Chancey, a formerly homeless student tells a local news station his story growing up homeless, pursuing academics as his way out of homelessness, and his goals for his post-college future.
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Crunching the costs and benefits of overtime pay reform
PBS Newshour presents the 2015 proposal of President Obama to update overtime pay rules for U.S. workers to allow “supervisors” below a new threshold to earn overtime pay, with news clips of the President, and a debate between Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Dan Bosch of the National Federation of Independent Business.
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Revitalizing the American dream: Rodney Byrnes
In this Tedx Talk, Rodney Byrnes, Vice President, Real Estate Development at Strategic Capital Partners talks about the need to address poverty systemically through mixed-income housing, sedding of high performing schools to close the education gap, and wrap-around services for families.
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Payday Loans - And Endless Cycles of Debt - Targeted by Federal Watchdog
National Public Radio reports on new rules to be proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to regulate payday lenders and other costly forms of credit available to consumers.
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As Economy Rebounds, Government Still Plays Role in Mortgage Business
National Public Radio reports on the continuing role of the government bailout of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, continued government ownership, and the impact on home buyers of privatizing those mortgage guarantees.
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