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September 09, 2011

Combating Youth Violence
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School violence continues to be a problem that not only threatens our educational system, but also puts our kids at risk. We’ll hear from a man with ideas to solve the problem. Then, these days millions are choosing to work from home. But how can you avoid scams and make the right choices when starting out?
Episode Segments:
InfoTrak: Solving the Problem of Youth Violence
Community activist Robert L. Woodson, Founder and President of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, discussed the growing problem of school violence. His organization works with school systems, police departments and other community agencies to reduce violence. He said the problem is not confined to the nation’s inner cities, but occurs in communities of every income level. He outlined the underlying causes of youth violence and explained some of the most effective ways for communities to respond to it.
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InfoTrak: Avoiding Fraud while Working from Home
Michael Haaren co-author of Work at Home Now said while legitimate work-at-home opportunities do exist, the terrain is a minefield of fraud. He explained what types of home-based businesses or projects can be genuine opportunities. He also discussed the best ways to spot scams.
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InfoTrak: The Social Entrepreneur
David Bornstein, author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas talked about a group of individuals called social entrepreneurs, who are developing grass-roots solutions to a wide range of social and economic problems. He explained how students and business leaders are forging new careers as social innovators.
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