Wide Disparities In County Spending On Youth Mental Health Services In Wisconsin, Latest Science Headlines, Children Caregivers

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A recent report found more than a million kids between the ages of 8 and 18 are responsible for caring for a parent, grandparent or other family member. Our guest talks about supporting youth caregivers in the U.S. We also get up to date on the latest science news, and we talk to an investigative reporter about the wide disparities in county spending in youth mental health services in Wisconsin.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Guest
  • Gemma Tarlach Guest
  • Connie Siskowski Guest
  • Melinda Kavanaugh Guest

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