School absenteeism, How we discuss homelessness

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Empty halls as students work on laptops in a nearby classroom.
Empty halls as students work on laptops in a nearby classroom in Newlon Elementary School early Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, which is one of 55 Discovery Link sites set up by Denver Public Schools where students are participating in remote learning in this time of the new coronavirus from a school in Denver. David Zalubowski/AP Photo

A reporter and a policy expert help us better understand why students continue to miss significant school time. Then, we talk to a rhetoric expert about how the ways we talk about homelessness impact the way we deal with the issue.

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  • How conversations around homelessness impact our actions

    A rhetoric and civic engagement expert breaks down how popular depictions of homelessness can influence our real-world behavior towards those experiencing it.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Corri Hess Guest
  • Don Cramer Guest
  • Whitney Gent Guest

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