Children

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A new report finds more than 15,000 children in Michigan are homeless.  A study by the Michigan League for Public Policy and the University of Michigan indicates the number of homeless kids under age four is almost three times higher than what’s reported by Michigan’s shelter system.

 


Jamie Paisley

This weekend, the Jackson Symphony rounds out their season with a concert of two B’s: Bernstein and Beethoven. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley went to Jackson to attend the first rehearsal, and while there, met a very honest 10 year-old boy soprano.
 


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On this week's episode of Serving Up Science, science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum and WKAR's Karel Vega discuss the repercussions of swill milk during the 1850's.


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Local health officials said an Ingham County man is currently being monitored for a rare-condition that causes polio-like symptoms.


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Two children have been wounded and a man shot to death outside a home on Detroit's east side.

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A recent report showing 1 in 7 children tested positive for lead poisoning two years ago in the Detroit enclave of Highland Park still represented an improvement over previous years, according to historic data.

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Michigan's child poverty rate decreased to about 21 percent in 2016, but disparities among racial groups remain.

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WKAR's Brooke Allen talked with Lansing Licensed Professional Counselor Karen Massoll about discussing the Las Vegas mass shooting with your children. Bottom line you have to acknowledge their fears and reassure their safety. 


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Authorities say a 19-month-old girl has died after being pulled from a canal near a home in suburban Detroit.

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An advocacy group for kids says a court-ordered report shows Michigan has a long way to go before it can guarantee the safety and welfare of children in foster care. 

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Graco Children's Products is recalling more than 25,000 car seats because the harness webbing can break in a crash and may not keep children restrained.

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The Michigan Senate has approved 15-year prison terms for parents and doctors involved in the genital mutilation of children, in response to a Detroit-area doctor recently indicted in such a case.

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Thousands of children in Flint are presumed to receive additional money for nutritional foods that can limit lead exposure effects.

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Civic leaders and health officials in Flint are building a database to track and treat victims of lead-contaminated water.  The whistleblower physician who first spotted the problem in Flint children hopes it will be a vital public health tool.


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The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday in a dispute that advocates describe as the most important case involving public school special education in three decades.

At issue is whether federal law requires public schools to provide more than the bare minimum in special services for children with disabilities. With millions of children qualifying for these services, the court's ruling could have a profound effect.

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