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In recent years, states across the country have significantly expanded access to prekindergarten and there have been proposals at the Listen to the podcast
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The so-called “migrant caravan” has grabbed worldwide headlines. Approximately 3,000 people are walking toward the Southern U.S. border from a Listen to the podcast
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Earlier this week, a gunman opened fire at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Eleven people died and there Listen to the podcast
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Sari Kaufman is a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida. Her high school was the site Listen to the podcast
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Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy faculty member Christina Gibson-Davis has compared wealth among families with children and the Listen to the podcast
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Michael Sorrell is president of Paul Quinn College, and he has turned the historically black institution in Dallas into what Listen to the podcast
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Leaders in towns and cities affected by Hurricane Florence are attempting to get operations running again. Soon they will likely Listen to the podcast
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Yemen is in the midst of civil war, a brutal conflict that has caused the world's worst humanitarian crisis according Listen to the podcast
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Kelly Brownell has stepped away from his role as dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy to launch a Listen to the podcast
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It’s often said that one in 10 people on the planet is hungry, and that number is on the rise. Listen to the podcast
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Researchers now believe they can predict bad behavior later in life, just from a child's behavior and life circumstances as Listen to the podcast
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There's an intriguing new study that shows a connected between when low-income families receive supplemental nutrition, or SNAP assistance, and Listen to the podcast
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It's becoming more and more apparent that the first thousand days of a child's life are crucial. In particular, the Listen to the podcast
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It’s widely known that breastfeeding babies is very important. Breast milk is often called "liquid gold" because it has so Listen to the podcast
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"The tragic Parkland, Fla., shooting on February 14th is yet another dreadful reminder that schools are no sanctuary against mass Listen to the podcast
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It's March Madness, but instead of basketball, we’re pitting U.S. presidents from throughout the ages against each other. Who will Listen to the podcast
James Clapper served as director of national intelligence and Obama’s top security adviser from 2010-2017. He oversaw 200,000 intelligence employees, Listen to the podcast
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It’s estimated that 1.2 billion people around the world live without electricity. Another billion have only limited access to electricity. Listen to the podcast
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In recent years, oil and gas production in the U.S. has increased dramatically, in part because of new technology. High Listen to the podcast
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Jonathan Mattingly has been a detective of sorts recently; delving into partisan gerrymandering in North Carolina. (Gerrymandering is when one Listen to the podcast
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A panel of federal judges recently declared North Carolina's congressional maps unconstitutional. (Congressional maps divide the state into voting districts.) Listen to the podcast
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The algorithms that determine what we see on social media platforms wield a lot of power, especially when it comes Listen to the podcast
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Recently, the Charlotte Observer ran a powerful five-part series that revealed shocking practices inside the state’s prison system. The investigation Listen to the podcast
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)A student-led initiative on college campuses  in North Carolina is tackling one of the most important issue of our time Listen to the podcast
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More and more rich people are choosing to give their money away before they die. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has Listen to the podcast
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The latest research on poverty indicates that a federal job guarantee is economically feasible. Such a guarantee could help address Listen to the podcast
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Barney Frank spent 32 years in Congress and served most recently as the ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee. One Listen to the podcast
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For decades, higher education leaders have supported expanding college education to include disadvantaged groups. Many colleges have embraced policies that Listen to the podcast
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Earlier this week a lone gunman perpetrated the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. Why does the U.S. lack Listen to the podcast
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Lisa Monaco served as President Obama’s chief counterterrorism and homeland security advisor for his entire second term. She was responsible Listen to the podcast