Finances of relationships, Nationwide homelessness solutions

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A homeless encampment in Reindahl Park in Madison, Wis.
Belongings are kept outside of a tent in Reindahl Park on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

Homelessness went up 11 percent over the last year, a record increase. With areas around the country looking for fixes, we look into nationwide policies that could help. We also talk about the financial costs that come with romantic relationships and how to budget for them.

Featured in this Show

  • The financial costs of romantic relationships

    Love can be expensive, whether its dates, a wedding or even having children. A sociologist joins us to discuss the impact that costs and economics have at different stages in romantic relationships.

  • Homelessness sees a record one-year increase. How can the US reverse the trend?

    Rates of homelessness across the country are up roughly 11 percent from last year—the biggest increase the United States has seen since the government started tracking the numbers. We take a look at big-picture causes and solutions with an expert in homelessness prevention.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Sarah Halpern-Meekin Guest
  • Marybeth Shinn Guest

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