12:00am

Mon February 27, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: Who is speaking for children?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the status of children in the US. According to the 2010 census, 74 million children live in the US -- 15 million live in families with incomes below the federal poverty line. How has recession affected the lives of children? How are they coping?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. Children’s issues are not being raised in the presidential debates. So what’s being done to improve public policies affecting children? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Matthew Melmed, executive director of Zero to Three, a nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers

Bill Bentley, president of Voices for America’s Children, the nation’s largest network of multi-issue child advocacy organizations

Web Resources:

ZERO TO THREE: a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers

Voices for America's Children: the nation's largest network of multi-issue child advocacy organizations

Voices for America's Children: An analysis of the President's budget

Annie E. Casey Foundation: KIDSCOUNT

Bernice Yeung, California Watch: Poverty In California: Fewer Children Living In Poor Communities, Study Shows

BBC's Panorama: Poor America

60 Minutes: Families living in cars


 

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