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The Importance of Family Formation in Reducing Poverty
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A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control reveals that a record 40.6% of children born in 2008 were born outside marriage—a total of 1.72 million children. What does this mean for our society? What is the relationship between family formation and poverty? Bob’s guest is former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Jeff Kemp, now Executive Director of Stronger Families. They look at the problem and talk about solutions.
Episode Segments:
Bob Woodson: Embracing Republicans
Jeff and Bob debate why more African-Americans are not more supportive of Republicans or the Conservative agenda. Bob also explains why America must look to Apollo 13 as a metaphor for the failure of social programs in America.
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Bob Woodson: Stronger Families
Jeff explains how he became with Stronger Families after his time in the NFL, and how they are working with other similar groups to promote healthy marriage in the US.
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Bob Woodson: The Marriage Movement
Jeff discusses the emerging marriage movement in America, as well as how his organization and others collaborate to help each other promote strong marriages.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Jeff Kemp
Jeff Kemp is a highly sought-after speaker, giving keynotes on a variety of topics including leadership, motivation, and marriage and family issues. Since 1993, Jeff has been the President of Stronger Families (formerly Families Northwest). In this role, he is dedicated to strengthening families and society at-large. Jeff is a graduate of Darmouth College and holds a MBA from Pepperdine University. He played as a quarterback in the NFL for 11 years with the Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles. He is proud to call the Seattle area home, where he and his wife and four children reside.

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