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Thursday, December 8

New truancy laws could mean less fines, jail time for kids, parents


GUESTS: SENATOR JUDY SCHWANK, LEOLA HARDY, HEDY CHANG
Truancy is a chronic problem in the School District of Philadelphia, throughout Pennsylvania and across the nations’ school districts. In this hour, we look at Pennsylvania’s newly enacted truancy legislation with SENATOR JUDY SCHWANK (D-Berks). LEOLA HARDY, senior attorney at Defender Association of Philadelphia and Juvenile Policy Analyst discusses the legal traps that get children and parents caught up in fines and possible jail time. Children miss school for several reasons, HEDY CHANG, executive director of Attendance Works talks about why some children are chronically absent and preventative solutions to curb the problem.

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Black girls don’t do that: The overlooked faces of eating disorders


Guests: NICOLE WEAVER, SAMANTHA DECARO, REBECKA PEEBLES

 
Eating disorders are not restricted to white, suburban, middle class teen girls. There are large populations of African American, Hispanic, Asian, LGBTQ and teenage boys who are experiencing eating disorders. In this hour, Mary talks with NICOLE WEAVER, who exercised excessively and dieted dangerously, about how she survived. We’ll also talk with SAMANTHA DECARO, Assistant Clinical Director at The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia about treating eating disorders among diverse populations. And REBECKA PEEBLES, Co-Director of the Eating Disorder Assessment and Treatment Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, will discuss health outcomes and how the Internet can both help and harm young people.

 

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