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August 17, 2019

Homeless Teenagers & Bias Toward the Disabled
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Episode Segments:
Susan Frankel discusses Runaway and Homeless Teenagers
Ms. Frankel discussed the increasing problem of runaway and homeless teenagers. She said 1 out of 30 youth ages 13-17 experience homelessness at some point each year, 4.2 million in all. She explained the reasons that young people leave and how they survive on the streets. She outlined the services that her organization, the National Runaway Safeline, offers to help.
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Prof. William Chopik Talks About Biases Toward People with Disabilities
Prof. William Chopik led a study at Michigan State University that examined biases toward people with disabilities. He said bias toward people with disabilities is quite common, but few will acknowledge it. He talked about the demographic groups who are most likely to be prejudiced towards the disabled, and how the problem can be addressed.
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Julius McGee Explains How Renewable Energy Creates Energy Poverty
Efforts to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy sources can help lower carbon emissions. However, Prof. McGee led a recent study at Portland State University that found that renewable energy increases “energy inequality” for lower-income Americans because it costs more than energy produced by oil, coal and natural gas.
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