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Jul 30, 2018

The Annie E. Casey Foundation tracks how well the United States takes care of its kids, using its "Kids Count" data book, in which it annually ranks states on overall child wellbeing. The Kids Count index does that by using four domains to capture what children need most to thrive: economic wellbeing, education, health,...


Jul 23, 2018

According to the Pew Research Center, the United States is undergoing some major changes. Not only is the country growing in numbers, it is also becoming more diverse, both ethnically and racially. In addition, we are also becoming older. And a new analysis by the Center says these trends are playing out differently...


Dec 25, 2017

Indigenous populations worldwide have far too often faced problems that are not of their own making. These native peoples have many times lost their land, their culture, their language, their history … and too often their lives as others moved in to control. In comparing indigenous populations, the experiences of...


Nov 6, 2017

Immigration and its implications is just one the areas of focus for an expert who works around the globe in international development. She has taken these and other concerns from the field, to the classroom, to her own consulting firm. On this week's Perspective program a look at immigration, peace, gender equity, fair...


Sep 11, 2017

According to the Vera Institute of Justice, most of us think skipping school, violating curfew, and even running away is just normal adolescent acting out. But far too many, in fact thousands of kids a year – some as young as 11 – find themselves in court and jail for those misbehaviors. A new report by the Vera...