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For The Poor, The Safety Net In A Shutdown Doesn't Feel Safe

Doris Cochran, a disabled mother of two young boys, is stockpiling canned foods these days, filling her shelves with noodle soup, green beans, peaches and pears — anything that can last for months or even years. Her pantry looks as though she's preparing for a winter storm. But she's just trying to make sure her family won't go hungry if her food stamps run out.

Should People In Crisis Have Guns? States Look To Limit Their Access

Judy Amabile has a crumpled sleeping bag laid out on the porch of her bright, beautiful home in downtown Boulder, Colorado. "My son isn't supposed to come in the house when he's been drinking. That's why we have this sleeping bag out here," she explained. "Anybody else would look at that and think uh, what? But for us it's like…That’s life."

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How Texas Schools Are Re-segregating

Reporters Alexa Ura and Aliyya Swaby join us to discuss the forces at play that are effectively re-segregating schools, which they write about in the Texas Tribune series “Dis-Integration.”

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