Federal Criminal Justice Reform, Americans Living Without Health Insurance, The State’s Birth Cost Recovery Program

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NPR’s White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe joins us to talk about her perspective on criminal justice reform on the federal level. We also follow up with a reporter who has spent the last year following the lives of several American families living without health insurance and we take a look at a state program that makes some unmarried fathers pay back Medicaid-covered costs of their child’s birth.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Ayesha Rascoe Guest
  • Bobby Peterson Guest
  • Drew Armstrong Guest