NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

The NCSL Video Resource Center is a collection of recorded webinars accessible for on-demand learning.

Lessons in Trust: The Christmas Truce of 1914

On Christmas Eve in 1914, thousands of Allied soldiers put down their rifles and spent the evening intermingling with German fighters along the Western Front. In today's polarized political environment, what lessons can we take from the Christmas truce? How can we build the kind of trust in our legislative chambers that led soldiers to lay down their weapons and come together—even for one night?

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Keeping Health Care Accessible: Provider Licensing and Interstate Compacts

To ensure safety and quality of care, states continually examine their licensing requirements for health care providers. This webinar will explain licensure requirements broadly, including policy options that legislators may choose to use to improve access to care. Interstate compacts will also be discussed with state respondents discussing how they have used compacts in their state to increase access to a variety of providers. Moderator: Sydne Enlund, senior policy specialist, NCSL. Speakers: Matthew Shafer, deputy policy director of the National Center for Interstate Compacts, The Council of State Governments, Representative Kay Khan, Massachusetts and Representative Norma Kirk-McCormick, Kentucky.

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Cancer Disparities Facing Asian American Communities

Certain cancers disproportionately affect Asian Americans but some of these high rates can be seen only through disaggregated data. Asian Americans are the first racial group in the country to experience cancer as the leading cause of death. This webinar will highlight the data related to cancer in Asian American communities and strategies to combat high cancer rates. Moderator: Representative Ryan Yamane, Hawaii, NAPACSL Health, Human Services and Housing Co-Chair. Speakers: Moon S. Chen, Jr., M.P.H., Ph.D., Professor & Associate Director, Community Outreach & Engagement, University of California, Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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SNAP Employment and Training: Food Security through Economic Mobility

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is well known for providing nutrition support for individuals and families with low incomes. The lesser-known SNAP Employment and Training Program (SNAP E&T) helps eligible participants develop skills to achieve economic mobility. SNAP E&T provides employability assessments, training, transportation and child care, all of which help participants attain and sustain employment. Learn about opportunities state legislatures have to boost economic recovery and decrease food insecurity by investing in their SNAP E&T program using funding from the American Rescue Plan Act and other sources. Moderator: Rachel Gragg, Office of Employment and Training, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, USDA Food and Nutrition Service. Speakers: Nick Moore, director of the Governor’s Office of Education and Workforce Transformation, Office of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Sage Learn, director of government relations, Portland Community College.

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Where are the Teachers? Using Data to Understand Staffing Challenges

Although there are teacher shortages nationwide, the nature of teacher workforce challenges varies at the state and local levels. Join the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) to discuss the importance of having clear data systems for tracking teacher workforce data to better inform policy solutions.  

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