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The Marketplace Wealth and Poverty Desk explores money and class, where we came from and where our country is going economically.

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The Marketplace Wealth and Poverty Desk explores money and class, where we came from and where our country is going economically.

    Schools struggle to address rising student homelessness

    Schools struggle to address rising student homelessness

    More than 1.3 million students were identified as homeless nationwide in 2017, according to federal data.

    • 2 min
    Research says collaboration is needed to address Houston's "food deserts"

    Research says collaboration is needed to address Houston's "food deserts"

    In some cases, groups trying to solve the problem are competing for funding.

    • 2 min
    Kicking the habit

    Kicking the habit

    Many people in Wise County agree that they can’t jail their way out of a drug epidemic, but there’s a lot less agreement on what to do instead. And we find out what happened to Joey Ballard. 

    • 49 min
    African Americans' wages nearly stagnant over decade

    African Americans' wages nearly stagnant over decade

    After adjusting for inflation, black workers' median weekly earnings have risen at a fraction of the pace of wages for white, Hispanic and Asian workers.

    • 1 min
    Families bear the costs of alternative sentencing programs

    Families bear the costs of alternative sentencing programs

    Does alternative sentencing create a system of easily exploited free labor?

    • 3 min
    Supply

    Supply

    It’s not easy being an undercover cop in a county of just 40,000 people. But drugs were making it hard for Bucky Culbertson to run his business, so he made it his business to get rid of drugs.

    • 40 min

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