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Exploring proposals for how to lift children out of poverty

Three people wearing headphones sit at a table in a radio talk studio: A woman at left has long dark hair and is wearing a black top; a man, center, has short brown hair, a brown mustache and beard, and is wearing glasses and a blue button-down shirt; a man at right has short dark hair and is wearing a grey button-down shirt with small white dots.
David Griffin
Yversha Roman and Pete Nabozny on "Connections"

Millions of American children are living in poverty.

Our guests explore various proposals designed to pull kids out of poverty, including ideas discussed at the federal and state levels. We talk about how the proposals would work, who would be eligible, and what the politics look like.

Our guests:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.