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[captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2017] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] >>, we are featuring our studentcam winners in the documentary competition for middle and high school students. this year students told us the most urgent issue for the new president and congress. our second prize middle school winners are eighth graders from concorde, massachusetts. charlotte, caroline, and carl are students and their documentary on the gender wage gap. take a look. $10,876.
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2719could or just roughly starbucks coffees, 8366 chocolate bars, and 75 luxury handbags. $10,876 could also buy eight months of rent at a luxury apartment. it could buy ingredients for a .undred 53 -- 853 >> $10,876 is the average amount of money a woman does not received for a full-time job over the course of the year. gender wage gap is an age old issue that has existed since man and woman have been part of the workforce.
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in other words, the gender wage gap is why women are paid less. for every one dollar a manner and, women are paid an average of 78 cents. >> women were doing jobs. in the past, the federal government has attempted to make changes regarding the gender wage gap, but none have made a large impact. the lilly ledbetter act and the paycheck fairness act passed in 213 after 18 years of attending to pass it are among the efforts made by the government.
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>> actually, yeah. i'm not sure if more women's voices need to come first to get the equal pay. >> many women are the caretakers of the children. they will most likely go back to work. gap is not something that just affects women. >> some say the gender wage gap is the result of a woman's choice. >> many of us like to think -- [indiscernible]
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>> regardless, the gender wage gap has become the status quo in the workplace. research shows the gap will not ifclosed until 2051 at best nothing is done. the gap continues to close at the slow rate, pay equity will not be achieved until 2159. that is 142 years from now. [indiscernible] >> we need to break down those barriers. --if we close the gap
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[indiscernible] that would take so many families out of poverty. within america, throughout every race, the gender wage gap exists. it is largest between caucasian men and women at a 24% difference and smallest between hispanic men and women at an 8% difference. >> it is more than a statistic. it has real-life consequences. gender dissemination and financial inequality should not be the reason a mother could not provide a meal for her family. >> and 40% of families with children, the mother is the sole provider.
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>> the money the mother does not receive his money her family cannot use. >> what about in the future? after researching and interviewing it became clear there were varying opinions. the two main options being federal regulations greeted by the president and congress, or policies implement it by individual employers. implemented by individual employers. >> some of it could be incentivized. [indiscernible] >> there is a growing consistent research that policies a
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making our society less equal. >> [indiscernible] president and congress need to take up this urgent issue. the gender wage gap affects all women and many families across the nation, but has yet to be impacted on a national scale. >> we have discovered that numerous people wish to have national policy regarding gender wage equality. >> however, it has become apparent that it is difficult to change this issue invented in society and culture. so, what will our new government do? >> to watch all the
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prize-winning documentaries in this year's studentcam competition, visit studentcam.org. tomorrow, judge neil gorsuch will be sworn in as a justice of the supreme court. in 2009, we asked chief justice john roberts about new members joining the court. >> to some extent, it is unsettling. you quickly get to view the court as the court, as composed of these members. it becomes hard to think of it as involving anybody else. i suspect it is how people look at their families. but you do get new arrivals in both of those situations. it is a tremendous sense of loss. justice souter is just a wonderful colleague in so many different respects and we will miss him in our deliberations and we will miss him around the court, but that is part of the
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process of the evolution of the court. we will welcome the new member with open arms and the court will be richer in the course of history because of the gradual turnover. seeing do get used to the same people every day, having lunch with the same people every day. it will be an interesting part of the changeover. justice whitelways used to say when the court gets a new member, it changes everything. it changes everybody. simple changes. we moved the seats around in the courtroom. the seats are in order of seniority. there will be a shift there. but more fundamentally, i think a freshause you to take look at how things are decided. the new member will have a particular view about how issues should be addressed and may be very different from what we have been following for some time. it is an exciting part of
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life that the court. >> tomorrow neil gorsuch will be sworn in as an associate justice of the supreme court. ceremony, administered by justice anthony kennedy on c-span. onthis week in prime time c-span, monday at 8:00 p.m. eastern from the national review dc,s summit in washington conservatives discussing hollywood, politics, and pop culture. >> the quality of choice with women and men, these are things that populations don't have. we have them. fly.oil, you can' you have technology that gives you more choices. you can actually say something that feels true and beautiful in the world of the movie, but isn't, inf act. >> tuesday, former u.s. attorney for the district of new york at cooper union in new york city.
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wednesday at 8:00 p.m. eastern, and holton, former virginia education secretary and wife of democratic senator tim kaine shares her views about public education. >> i think we have to remember that local ownership of schools has a lot to do with that positive support for schools. >> thursday at 8:00 p.m. eastern, a panel only prescription drug addiction crisis in the u.s., hosted by the university of southern california. you, you have this, do you ever can't sleep at night, do you having zaidi, are you ever -- do you have anxiety, are you ever hungry? >> friday at 8:00 p.m. eastern, supreme court justice sonia sotomayor talks to students at stanford university about her path to the nation's highest court. >> curious people go further. it is curiosity that leads you
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to experience new things. it might lead you to find an interesting never imagined. >> this week at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> now the chief political reporter for sky news australia hosts a program looking at the most recent session of australia's parliament. the parliament is expected to return to reconvene in mid-may. this is 30 minutes. >> hello and welcome to the parliament house and chamber. i have a wrap up of the latest parliamentary action. australia has had a big focus on the direction of the trump administration early on in his presidency. >> thank you, mr. president. my question is also to the attorney general. can the attorney general advised

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