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Republican Congress, the

Former Secretary of Labor and university professor Robert Reich talks about the abrupt changes that took place when the Republicans gained control of Congress in the 1994 congressional elections. "I had to stop a lot of bad things from happening and guard my programs, make sure that decisions that had been made were going to stick," Secretary Reich recalls.
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2015; 2011
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Assisting Third World Nations

Professor of Sociology and History Craig Calhoun talks about the challenge of providing First World technology to Third World countries. He notes that without adaptations that take into account the specific conditions and environment in a Third World location, it is almost impossible to transfer First World technology to a Third World setting.
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2015; 2011
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Politics and Compromise: The Art of the Possible

Presidential advisor, political analyst and university professor David Gergen explains that ". . . politics remains the art of the possible. Compromise is not a dirty word, despite the ideologues on both sides who insist that it is."
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2015; 2011
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Globalization: Winners and Losers (Part Two)

Professor of Sociology and History Craig Calhoun states that there is no truly level playing field on which global commerce can play out, because every country in the world imposes some form of restrictions on trade.
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2015; 2011
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James Baker's Political Roots

Former Secretary of State James A. Baker talks about his political roots, including the fact that he was a Democrat until 1970, when his friend George Bush told him that, to help get his mind off the grief of losing a wife at thirty-eight, he should help Bush in his campaign for the U.S. Senate. "And that's when I became a Republican," Secretary Baker recalls.
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2015; 2011
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Responding to Epidemics

Professor of Sociology and History Craig Calhoun talks about the ways in which nations respond to epidemics. Professor Calhoun focuses on the importance of prevention, as well as setting up a triage process that allows for prioritization.
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2015; 2011
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James Baker's Family Background

Former Secretary of State James A. Baker talks about his family background, explaining that, ". . . my family was, basically, apolitical."
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2015; 2011
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Politics of Extremism, the

Former White House press secretary Mike McCurry talks about the tendency to be, ". . . provocative, or angry, or loud, or shrill. . . " as perhaps the only way to cut through the enormous amount of information that is cluttering the political landscape at any given time. "It creates situations in which politicians have to always kind of answer to the fringe of the political spectrum, rather than figuring out how to build up the center of the political spectrum," Mr. McCurry adds.
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2015; 2011
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Negotiating With Congress

Former Secretary of State James A. Baker explains that his first major negotiation as Secretary of State was not with a foreign power but with the Congress of the United States. Secretary Baker recounts the process of convincing ultra-liberal and ultra-conservative members of congress to reach a bipartisan accord on Central America. Once that was done, he says, "...We had no problem really solving the foreign policy problem."
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2015; 2011