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Research says collaboration is needed to address Houston's "food deserts"

May 1, 2019
In some cases, groups trying to solve the problem are competing for funding.
A small organic farm in the middle of Houston’s concrete sprawl. 
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The Uncertain Hour | Season 3 | Episode 6

Kicking the habit

Apr 18, 2019

African Americans' wages nearly stagnant over decade

Apr 18, 2019
After adjusting for inflation, black workers' median weekly earnings have risen at a fraction of the pace of wages for white, Hispanic and Asian workers.
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Families bear the costs of alternative sentencing programs

Apr 12, 2019
Does alternative sentencing create a system of easily exploited free labor?
Judge John Kilgore presides over drug court at the Wise County Courthouse in Virginia.
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As jail costs pile up, one county is taking a new approach to community service

Apr 11, 2019
The opioid epidemic is filling jails. Wise County, Virginia, is looking for alternatives.
Mitzi Bowen, 44, of Wise, Virginia, cleans up after a resident moved out of the Commonwealth Apartments on Dec. 7, 2018. Bowen said she became addicted to opioids after her dentist prescribed Lortabs for tooth pain. "One day I woke up and I couldn't feel good without the pills," she said.
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The Uncertain Hour | Season 3 | Episode 5

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Apr 11, 2019

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Low interest rates have cost savers roughly half a trillion dollars

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Apr 10, 2019
The post-crisis financial policy has a downside.
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Life for Americans without identifying documents can be financially devastating

Apr 10, 2019
When American-born children age out of foster care without identifying documents like birth certificates and state ID cards, their financial futures can be at stake.
When American-born children age out of foster care without identifying documents like birth certificates and state ID cards, their financial futures can be at stake. 
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