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Media Mention September 10, 2019

Innovation Blueprint: Entrepreneurship in TX

Writes LBJ Urban Lab Director Steven Pedigo: "Texas is at the epicenter of growth and change in the U.S. Today, large Texas cities are leading the way in growth and innovation. With their creative and innovative ecosystems, the metro areas of Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Austin attracted more than 90,000 new residents between 2016 and 2017, and generated more than $1.2 trillion in GDP.  While these large Texas cities thrive, their small- and mid-sized rural counterparts continue to fall further behind."

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Media Mention September 10, 2019

LBJ School holds panel over DACA among other immigration issues

Around 50 students gathered at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs to hear panelists speak on the current status of DACA and other immigration issues in the United States.

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Media Mention September 10, 2019

Report on migrant children documents the painfully obvious

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG)’s new report found the Trump administration’s policy changes in 2018 exacerbated the mental health needs of “unaccompanied alien children” in their custody. 

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Media Mention September 6, 2019

True or False: The Summer Learning Slide Is Real

Researchers are looking afresh at an influential study that showed the achievement gap between rich and poor students widens during summers

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Media Mention September 5, 2019

America's 'democratic experiment' is inextricably tied to the history of slavery

The year 1619 laid out rough boundaries of citizenship, freedom, and democracy that are still being policed, says LBJ Professor Peniel Joseph. 

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Media Mention September 4, 2019

The FDA Is Restricting Access to the Easiest, Safest Form of Abortion

There's a growing consensus that the FDA's regulations on abortion pills aren't medically necessary.

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Media Mention September 3, 2019

Brazil is slowly killing its magnificent rainforest. [Opinion]

The resistance by the president of Brazil to international help to put the fires now burning by the thousands in the Amazon rain forest has struck many as odd. But even a quick look at the politics of Brazil and its region helps make this entrenchment easier to understand.

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Media Mention August 30, 2019

Austin forum addresses homelessness solutions

Panelists spoke on Thursday at the Public Forum on Homelessness in Austin at the LBJ School.

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Media Mention August 29, 2019

Mayor Adler hopes city will have action item on homelessness by mid-September

Hundreds of people lined up outside the LBJ School Auditorium on Aug. 29, 2019 for a public forum on homelessness. An issue placed in the forefront of Austinites when the city council recinded ordinances allowing homeless people to camp in public spaces.

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Media Mention August 29, 2019

Mayor Adler: City needs places that can be used as emergency housing for homeless

Nearly a thousand people eager to hear possible solutions to Austin's homeless issue came to the LBJ museum on Thursday. The forum included city stake holders like Mayor Steve Adler, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley, Bill Brice of the downtown Austin Alliance and Chris Harris of Homes Not Handcuffs.

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