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#550: Three Miles

Jan 8th1:02:27

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There’s a program that brings together kids from two schools. One school is public and in the country’s poorest congressional district. The other is private and costs $43,000/year. They are three miles apart. The hope is that kids connect, but some of the public school kids just can’t get over the divide. We hear what happens when you get to see the other side and it looks a lot better.

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Even Ira says this is one of his favourite episodes. Who am I to argue..

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echoed by paigebets

This report uncovers so many nuances of the great socio economic divide that plays A MAJOR role in the psyche of young people; how one sees oneself and the future, & how these thoughts create the present reality. Good reporting, recommended listen.