children poverty


Mon July 7, 2014
Cops & Courts

Double Charged: The True Co$t of Juvenille Justice

Families and youth wait in the hallway outside juvenile courtrooms, San Leandro, Calif.
Brett Myers/Youth Radio

Standing in the hallway outside a hearing room at the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center, you see benches filled with teenagers and their families–waiting to appear in court– many dressed up in button down shirts and ties, looking their Sunday best. A lot of moms, too, and little brothers and sisters who’d clearly rather be elsewhere.

Many teens are here for trials and probation hearings, but on any given day, others are trying to negotiate fines and fees.

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Wed June 12, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 6/12

Revolutionary Optimists

Children spreading the word about polio vaccination day
The Revolutionary Optimists

Whenever I hear the words film, slum, Kolkata my heart sinks a little. Whether it’s an Oscar winning documentary or a feature film, it always feels a little queasy – the poor as the object of pity.

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Mon February 27, 2012

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 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.


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