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Episode 57 (Health Care Access)

Having access to health insurance is critical to overall-being of individuals, families, and communities. And five years after the implementation of the affordable care act the benefits of increased access to coverage is starting to become clear. Open enrollment...

Episode 56 (LRSD)

You are listening to Speak-Up Arkansas with Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. I am Rebecca Zimmermann. January 2020 will mark the fifth anniversary of LRSD’s takeover by the state following a State Board of Education action on January...

Episode 54 (Nation of Immigrants)

Tomorrow is July 4th, and as we celebrate the anniversary of this nation of immigrants, it is a good time to look at current issues facing immigrant kids and families in our state and country. From conditions of facilities...

Episode 53 (Environmental Health and Kids)

There are a lot of factors that go into ensuring that kids are healthy both now and into adulthood. And children are especially vulnerable to environmental health issues like air pollution, that can cause lasting health problems. From water...