More on voting in nursing homes, Who’s not getting married and why

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A disability rights advocate talks with us about the practice of voting in nursing homes, as we continue to follow the story of elections officials accused of breaking voting laws in Racine nursing homes. Then an expert and researcher on families helps us unpack the data that show fewer Americans are getting married — and what the related socioeconomic factors are for single people.

Featured in this Show

  • Disability rights advocate on voting in nursing homes during the pandemic

    The Racine County Sheriff is raising suspicions of voting improprieties in local nursing homes during the 2020 election, but disability rights advocates are pushing back. We talk to one about the special voting deputy program, and ways to improve ballot access for people living with disabilities.

  • Why aren't more younger people getting married?

    According to Pew Research Center, nearly 40 percent of younger American adults are single, a large spike from previous surveys. The data also shows that they are worse off economically than those who are married or living with a partner. We look at why that’s happening.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Barbara Beckert Guest
  • Stephanie Coontz Guest

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