Jennifer Ludden http://kccu.org en To Break Cycle Of Child Poverty, Teaching Mom And Dad To Get Along http://kccu.org/post/teaching-family-skills-tackle-poverty After a half-century of the War on Poverty, an anti-poverty agency in Ohio has concluded that decades of assistance alone just hasn't changed lives. Instead, it says, the ongoing breakdown of the family is to blame.<p>"You're seeing the same people come year after year, and in some cases generation to generation. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:39:00 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 59401 at http://kccu.org To Break Cycle Of Child Poverty, Teaching Mom And Dad To Get Along High Court's Contraception Ruling Draws Strong Reactions http://kccu.org/post/high-courts-contraception-ruling-draws-strong-reactions Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Now we get your reaction to both the Supreme Court decisions - first, to the ruling that some businesses can cite religion to opt out of covering contraceptives under the new health care law. NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports.<p>JENNIFER LUDDEN, BYLINE: In Chicago, a few dozen abortion rights opponents gathered to celebrate the decision as a victory for religious liberty. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:21:00 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 58953 at http://kccu.org U.S. Plan To House Immigrant Kids In Tiny Va. Town Rattles Residents http://kccu.org/post/plan-house-immigrant-teens-prompts-backlash-virginia-town The influx of tens of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children to the U.S. has sparked a controversy in an unlikely place far from the U.S.-Mexico border: a tiny town in southern Virginia.<p>The federal government had struck a deal to house some of the migrants in an empty college in Lawrenceville, in the heart of Virginia's tobacco belt. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:01:00 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 58230 at http://kccu.org U.S. Plan To House Immigrant Kids In Tiny Va. Town Rattles Residents White House Hosts Discussion On Role Of Working Fathers http://kccu.org/post/white-house-hosts-discussion-role-working-fathers New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy headlined a White House discussion on working fathers today, nine weeks after an uproar over his decision to miss the first two games of the season for the birth of his first child.<p>The event is part of the administration's push for more workplace flexibility and paid parental leave as it prepares for a <a href="http://workingfamiliessummit.org/">Summit on Working Families</a> later this month.<p>Murphy's Major League Baseball contract allows three days of paternity leave. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 57672 at http://kccu.org White House Hosts Discussion On Role Of Working Fathers Stay-At-Home Dads On The Rise, And Many Of Them Are Poor http://kccu.org/post/stay-home-dads-rise-and-many-them-are-poor The number of dads staying at home with their children has nearly doubled in the past two decades, and the diversity among them defies the stereotype of the highly educated young father who stays home to let his wife focus on her career.<p><a href="http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/06/05/growing-number-of-dads-home-with-the-kids/" target="_blank">A new study</a> from the Pew Research Center finds that almost 2 million fathers are at home, up from 1.1 million in 1989. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:53:00 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 57492 at http://kccu.org Stay-At-Home Dads On The Rise, And Many Of Them Are Poor