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tv   Mayor Sly James  CSPAN  December 10, 2017 6:31pm-6:36pm EST

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trade commission act. the order prevents states from making sure the fcc is not trying to regulate the economics of broadband, but what it doesn't do is prevent state attorneys general from suing internet providers who harm consumers. there are protection laws at the state level. announcer: watch "the communicators," monday night at 8:00 eastern on c-span2. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2017] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] c-span's: this year, touring cities across the country, exploring american history. visita look at our recent to kansas city missouri. you are watching "american history tv," all weekend every weekend on c-span3. physically, kansas city is 318 square miles, 480 thousand
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people spread across 318 square miles for a density of about 400 and 60 per square mile, which is pretty sparse when you get down to it. we are roughly 30% african-american, 11% latino, 5% various mixes of immigrants and cultures there. the rest, caucasian. kansas city has a variety of neighborhoods and an extremely sophisticated purpose and culture, things people might not expect. we have tremendous sports teams, great art. it is a place of variety, music, and barbecue. one thing i can tell you is all cities have similar problems. we have issues to deal with crime. too many guns on the street, too much gun violence, too many homicides. we have to deal with that by educating kids. one thing we know is seldom do
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you have phd's shooting each other on street corners. people who are under educated have fewer options and feel hopeless. when you feel hopeless, you feel angry. when you feel angry, you lash out. and we happen to have easy access to guns. the things that hold me close to kansas city are the times when i was in high school in the 1960's, graduated in 1969. with all the things other cities had, the panthers, civil rights revolution,xual drug culture, anti-vietnam phase, everything was here all at one time. one thing i learned about kansas city at that time is we tended to be softer on all those issues than others. our riots were not as fast, -- together to came
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put those out and move forward. we learned how to get along with each other but we still remained in my mind and opinion, to segregated. we have to do more to bring people together across color barriers. we are working on it seriously. the things i remember are the things i grew up with. growing up in a time and in the city where there was a lot of conflict and watching how the city dealt with at conflict in a way that kept together without falling apart and moving forward. >> our city tour staff recently traveled to kansas city, missouri, to learn about its rich history. learn more at tour. you are watching american history tv all weekend every weekend on c-span3. next, a panel of five vietnam war veterans selected by at fort army command
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leavenworth, kansas, discusses their experiences during the war. this is hosted by the kansas city public library as part of a national endowment for the arts series on the vietnam war. >> tonight, we have a distinguished panel, and jim wilbanks will introduce them in a moment. i proud to introduce jim wilbanks. he served 23 years in the army, retiring as lieutenant colonel. he was an infantry advisor to a regiment during the 1970 two easter offensive in vietnam. he has a ba in history from .exas a&m he has an ma and phd from the university of kansas. j hot jokes are permitted, even encouraged. been on the


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