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Summary: Leslie Knope takes on new challenges as the newly-elected city councilwoman of Pawnee, Indiana. She stands her ground for what she believes in and puts up a strong fight, all while balancing her personal relationship with Ben and planning for a wedding. Meanwhile, assistant Andy pursues a career in law enforcement, Ann makes a dramatic life decision, and Ron is smitten with a new lady.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2013

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Summary: Get ready to say goodbye to Leslie Knope, the world's most dedicated government employee. The year is 2017, and Leslie's life has changed dramatically: she's now the mother of triplets and works for the National Parks Department, but, most shockingly, has become sworn enemies with her former friend and mentor, Ron Swanson. Join Leslie's final acts of determination (and sometimes desperation) to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Summary: Dedicated government employee Leslie Knope and her fellow colleagues return for big laughs from the small town of Pawnee, Indiana, in the hilarious third season of Parks and Recreation. Their funny antics continue as they ramp up for their most important civic project yet: the Harvest Festival. As Leslie Knope plans, prepares and publicizes, her colleagues take on other challenges such as a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios 2011

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Summary: Season two of the hit mockumentary looks at the exciting world of local government. Continues to be the hysterical comedy that is a definite must-have for every fan!

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2010

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Summary: Golden Globe winner Amy Poehler returns as Leslie Knope in the hilarious sixth season of Parks and Recreation. The citizens of Pawnee loathe their merger with the neighboring town of Eagleton, and blame all their troubles- both real and imagined- on Councilwoman Knope. The personal lives of those in City Hall are equally as tumultuous: Andy (Chris Pratt) must temporarily say "cheerio" to his...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Summary: In this comedy, Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) is an ever-enthusiastic government employee who has her sights set on the City Council. Features all 22 episodes.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2012

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Mara, Wil

Summary: "In Local Action, readers will learn about another side of the American government, both past and present. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia, and ask questions about current events as well as the readers' own lives. Questions in the backmatter ask for text-dependent analysis. Photos, a glossary, and additional resources are included." -- Publisher's website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cherry Lake Publishing 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 320.8 MAR

Summary: The Karuk, Yurok, and Hoopa peoples live along northern California's Klamath River, and each tribe's ancient culture revolves around the majestic Pacific salmon. Today, four large hydroelectric dams have made salmon extinction a real and frightening possibility. This case study follows tribal members as they confront the owners of the dams-specifically, a global energy giant in Scotland which...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: In 1991, Rick Walker was wrongly convicted of murder and spent the next 12 years in prison. This program tells the story of his exoneration and the political struggle to secure financial compensation for him from the state of California. In addition to an interview with Walker himself, the film presents detailed conversations with key players in his case and the partisan budget battle over...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Is a humane and painless execution method possible, and if so, would death penalty proponents support its use? Or is pain the whole idea? Examining what many see as the cruelty of current procedures, this program searches for a viable alternative. Experts in the death business-retired executioners, toxicologists, biomechanics specialists, and others-explain disturbing flaws in the use of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: This fast-paced and informative program shows students how the Constitution established the Executive Branch, and provided for the separation of powers and the relationship of the Executive Branch to the Legislative and Judicial Branches of the federal and state government. Specific roles of the Chief Executive are defined such as Commander-in-Chief, Foreign Policy Director, Legislative Leader,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: This program deciphers the legislative process by explaining how an idea metamorphoses into a law. In interviews, prominent legislators and lobbyists explain how a bill is conceived, moved through the House and Senate or killed in committee, amended, prepared for a vote, and sent for the President or Governor's signature.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Michigan Municipal League Foundation 2000

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1 available in Reference, Call number: NEL 320.8 FUT

Summary: Did our founding fathers envision today's political campaigns? Do political races serve our democratic ideals? How do candidates get voters to choose them? Viewers learn how running a campaign has turned from the noble pursuit our founders planned into a manipulative science. Although campaigns from the beginning suffered from negative rhetoric, in the age of television they have become even...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: From murders to manhunts to a win-at-all-costs political campaign, this riveting expose presents the disturbing story behind the passage of California's stringent "Three Strikes" law. Through candid interviews and news footage, Mike Reynolds and Marc Klaas-brothers-in-arms turned bitter opponents-and other key players including judges, legal analysts, and state officials illuminate both sides...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: One government service after another has been turned over to private business for a profit. In this program, Bill Moyers Journal and Expose: America's Investigative Reports examine a whistleblower's tale of military housing contracts gone awry as Seattle Post-Intelligencer reporter Eric Nalder reveals what happens when one private contractor drops the ball. In addition, Bill Moyers talks with...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: This program explores the history and anatomy of the ongoing political debate over the idea of shifting power and authority from the federal government to the states and individuals. The program goes back to the founding of the country and examines the split between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton over how much power the federal government should have, through the Civil War, to the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: This program focuses on those who choose to become legislators, and why. Many senators and representatives, from all walks of life, speak about what motivates them to seek public office. Interviews with factory workers, farmers, housewives, and policemen, who also serve in their state legislatures, dispel preconceptions about overly ambitious politicians. We learn that campaigning has become a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: This program shows the process of lawmaking. Through dozens of interviews at state capitols across the United States, we meet officials in state legislatures and learn about their respective roles in the making of laws. We meet the speakers of the Senate and House, the minority leaders, the chief clerks; see caucuses, committees, and lobbyists in action; and develop an understanding of how they...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: This documentary zeroes in on the price candidates pay to win election to public office. Media drives campaigns; money drives media. As a result, modern political campaigns have become enormously expensive, with winners often decided by the size of their campaign expenditures. This video investigates where candidates get their money and what they trade in their quest for political power. This...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: This program shows us how state government impacts virtually every moment of our lives. Day-to-day activities, from eating breakfast to driving a car, are impacted by state law. The program shows how, and shows which state agencies are responsible for making and enforcing the laws that govern these activities. The cycle of taxation, and how revenues from state taxes are used for many services...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Every day, nearly 7,000 people die in America, and the rate of autopsies - the gold standard of death investigation - has plummeted. As a result, not only do murderers go free and innocent people go to jail, but the crisis in death investigation in America is also a threat to public health. Frontline correspondent Lowell Bergman reports the results of a joint investigation with ProPublica, NPR,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2001

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Summary: A new mockumentary that looks at the exciting world of local government. Examines the mundane but necessary ways that people interact with their government, and asks why it's frequently so complicated - standing in line at the DMV, applying for home construction permits, or trying to get the city to fix a pothole.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2009

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Litman, Amanda

Summary: From the e-mail marketing director of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the co-founder of Run for Something; comes an essential and inspiring guide that encourages and educates young progressives to run for local office, complete with contributions from elected officials and political operatives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Paperback 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324 LIT