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Reel America - "The Treasury Story" 1969
A history of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, from it founding in 1789 through to its operations at the time of the documentary's production in 1969.
April 13, 2014 : 28 min. 30 sec.

Economist Jason Furman on Jobs and the Minimum Wage
Jason Furman, the chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, talked about the latest jobs report, the debate on raising the minimum wage, and income inequality
April 4, 2014 : 31 min. 5 sec.

Factors That Impact U.S. Food Prices
Richard Volpe discussed the impact of droughts on U.S. food prices, other factors that determine the price of food, and how USDA research provides pricing forecasts.
March 22, 2014 : 32 min. 20 sec.

100 Years of the Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy
The Heritage Foundation hosted a discussion on the Federal Reserve’s history and actions during its 100 years of existence.
March 19, 2014 : 1 hr. 42 min.

Financial Capability for Young Americans
A meeting of the President’s Advisory Council meeting on Financial Capability for Young Americans, featuring Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
March 10, 2014 : 1 hr. 52 min.

Vignette: The Plow That Broke the Plains (1936)
This 1936 U.S. Resettlement Administration documentary tells the history of the great plains region from the 1880s to the Dust Bowl of the early 1930s.
March 8, 2014 : 28 min. 50 sec.

Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Proposal Comparisons
Robert Costa compares the Obama administration’s fiscal year 2015 budget request to the House Republican plan being prepared by Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan.
March 4, 2014 : 49 min. 20 sec.

CBO Report on Minimum Wage
James Sherk and David Madland on a Congressional Budget Office report that analyzed President Obama’s proposal to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour by 2016.
February 22, 2014 : 55 min. 58 sec.

President Johnson's War on Poverty
Michael Tanner and Melissa Boteach on the legacy of President Johnson’s “War on Poverty” and the effectiveness of today’s safety net programs to help the nation’s poorest.
January 12, 2014 : 1 hr. 1 min.

2013 Year in Review - Federal Budget and Government Shutdown
LA Times reporter Lisa Mascaro talked about the government shutdown and the debate over the federal budget in 2013, as well as the impact of these issues in 2014
December 29, 2013 : 50 min. 35 sec.
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