Season 11, Episode 4

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Among O.E.C.D. nations, the U.S. has one of the highest rates of child poverty. How can that be? To find out, Stephen Dubner speaks with a Republican senator, a Democratic mayor, and a large cast of econo-nerds. Along the way, we hear some surprisingly good news: Washington is finally ready to attack the problem head-on.

To find out more, check out the podcast from which this hour was drawn: “Why Does the Richest Country in the World Have So Many Poor Kids?