New Child Tax Credit, Moving Past Conflict And Division In America

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi at press conference
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, second from right, gets a thumbs up from a supporter after she held a press conference about the new Child Tax Credit Thursday, July 15, 2021, in Los Angeles. The program provides children and their families with payments throughout the year for food, childcare, diapers, healthcare, clothing, and other items. Ashley Landis/AP Photo

A new monthly Child Tax Credit started paying out on Thursday. We talk about what you need to know. Then, we revisit a conversation about how understanding ‘High Conflict’ can help Americans move past divisions.

Featured in this Show

  • New Monthly Child Tax Credit Starts

    The IRS began sending out monthly payments for the newly expanded Child Tax Credit Thursday. We talk about what families need to know, and the impact of the policy change.

  • How Understanding 'High Conflict' Can Help A Divided America

    When we disagree with others, it can seem like all the facts and persuasion in the world won’t change someone’s mind. Our guest says that by better understanding the nature of conflict itself, we can have more productive conversations and potentially find common ground on some divisive issues.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Irwin Garfinkel Guest
  • Amanda Ripley Guest

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