Marriage Promotion

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The Bush administration wants to promote healthy matrimony, but can this relationship last? Should the government get involved in marriages and what help can it be? Join NPR's Neal Conan and his guests to explore the common ground of public policy and private unions. Guests:

Wade Horn
*Assistant secretary for children and families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Mary Elizabeth Hughes
*Assistant professor of sociology at Duke University in Durham, N.C.

Julie Baumgardner
*Executive director, First Things First — an organization dedicated to strengthening marriage



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