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Tuning in to the Sound of Democracy with Justice Talking

Justice TalkingJoin the live studio audience of Justice Talking, National Public Radio's premiere law and justice debate show, at the new National Constitution Center. Justice Talking is produced by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

Thursday, January 15

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No Child Left Behind, 3-4:30 p.m.; Education reforms passed in 2001 are intended to increase accountability and open doors for parents of children in failing institutions. Critics charge that the bill's intent and impact are quite different, and urban youth in failing schools are being further left behind.

www.justicetalking.org/joinaudience.asp#429
Paying Players: Rethinking College Athletics, 7:30-9 p.m.; They are institutional ambassadors, public relations props and alumni fundraisers, and few will go on to wear a professional uniform. Should players be paid?

Tuesday, January 27

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Prescriptions Across the Border, 5-6:30 p.m.; Cheaper drugs from north of the border have seniors flocking to pharmacies in Canada. Can a new Medicare bill stop cross-border healthcare? Should it?

www.justicetalking.org/joinaudience.asp#431
Gay Marriage, 7:30-9 p.m.; Gay marriage has made its way to the frontlines of America's culture wars. Will a compromise be found, or is the issue doomed to the perpetual polemics of left/right politics?

Tuesday, February 24

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Smart Growth, 1-2:30 p.m.; From diminishing farmlands to countryside condos, the mix of issues surrounding urban sprawl touches the lives of almost all Americans who are increasingly asking: how smart is smart growth?

www.justicetalking.org/joinaudience.asp#433
Gender Discrimination in the Workplace, 7:30-9 p.m.; If the glass ceiling has shattered, are protections for women outdated relics? Rights advocates say there's unfinished business for a movement that may be less visible than its 1970s counterpart, but no less important.

Tuesday, April 6

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Cameras in the Courtroom, 5-6:30 p.m.; Will cameras in the courtroom create a circus-like atmosphere that threatens the system's fairness, or provide valuable education for the public on the true wonders and challenges faced in our justice system?

www.justicetalking.org/joinaudience.asp#435
Mental Health Equity, 7:30-9 p.m.; Employers and insurers say mental health care is too expensive and unreliable to be covered under the benefit plans of the millions of Americans under treatment. But if cancer and diabetes treatments qualify, why not depression, anxiety and bi-polar disorder?

Reservations are free; call (215) 573-8919 or visit www.justicetalking.org/joinaudience.asp.

Our host, veteran NPR correspondent Margot Adler, leads expert guests in fast-paced debates, peppered with questions from the audience. Tapings are held at the National Constitution Center on 5th and Arch Streets in Philadelphia. 

--Laura Sider, Justice Talking, Annenberg Public Policy Center

 

 


  Almanac, Vol. 50, No. 17, January 13, 2004

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