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An Unprecedented Investment In America’s Youth

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This week parents across the country began receiving the first monthly payments from the federal government. The disbursements are for children and researchers at one prominent university project it could lead to a significant reduction in child poverty.

In our weekly review Mitch Kokai of the John Locke Foundation and Rob Schofield from NC Policy Watch weigh-in on the new policy as well as two issues at the state level: critical race theory and medical marijuana.

Jeff Tiberii first started posing questions to strangers after dinner at La Cantina Italiana, in Massachusetts, when he was two-years-old. Jeff grew up in Wayland, Ma., an avid fan of the Boston Celtics, and took summer vacations to Acadia National Park (ME) with his family. He graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, and moved to North Carolina in 2006. His experience with NPR member stations WAER (Syracuse), WFDD (Winston-Salem) and now WUNC, dates back 15 years.