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Stateside: Rise of ‘pandemic pods’; collective child care; landlord on racism in housing

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When we discuss the struggles of renters who are living below or near the poverty line, it’s easy to put the onus on landlords. But there are many property owners out there who are working just as hard as any organization to find equitable solutions.";

Today on Stateside, a conversation about how childcare collectives are being modeled to fill in where our institutions are falling behind. Also, a look at housing inequality through the lens of a landlord. 

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Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.

As schools announce plans for virtual learning, parents scramble for alternatives 

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Stateside’s conversation with Chastity Pratt

  • Chastity Pratt is education bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal.

How neighbors and friends can help fill child care gaps for families in their communities

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Stateside’s conversation with Tashmica Torok

  • Tashmica Torok is executive director of the Firecracker Foundation in Lansing.

Finding solutions for equitable housing and access to capital through a landlord's eyes

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Stateside’s conversation with Andre Watson

  • Andre Watson is the landlord of several rental properties in Detroit.