Willamette Wakeup – Feb 23, 2018 – Fourth Friday Focus with Oregon Center for Public Policy

Marc speaks with Janet Bauer from OCPP about the TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Program, its history, purpose and status, as well as suggestions to bring the program up to current economic realities..

You can hear all Fourth Friday Focus interviews on this special archive page:
All Fourth Friday Focus Interviews

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Willamette Wake Up 02/22/2018 — State of the County Re-Cap from Marion County

Marion County Commissioner Janet Carlson re-caps key programs the county will focus on during the upcoming fiscal year – both new and on-going. Hear about Pre-Trial Justice Initiative, Shelter for Homeless & Run-Away Teens and other initiatives designed to reduce homelessness in the county

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Willamette Wake Up 2/21/2018 — Mass Incarceration: How did we get here and what do we do about it?

Show Highlights: In an age of mass incarceration, Willamette University Politics Professor Melissa Buis Michaux talks about restorative justice, her efforts at Oregon State Penitentiary, and ways for community members to get involved.

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Willamette Wake Up 02/20/2018 — Making a Difference for Families in Need

Colleen Bradford has been helping families in need for more than two decades.  In this in-depth conversation, Colleen talks about the importance of taking the time to listen to clients and learn what the real problem is and how Polk County’s “service integration” model works to bring coordinated social service solutions to complex problems.

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