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Utah Reduced Chronic Homelessness By 91 Percent; Here’s How >

A decade ago, Utah set itself an ambitious goal: end chronic homelessness. As of 2015, the state can just about declare victory: The population of chronically homeless people has dropped by 91 percent.

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The Problem We All Live With (Part 2) >

In Part 1, This American Life looked at a school district integrating by accident. In Part 2: a city going all out to integrate its schools. Plus, a girl who comes up with her own one-woman integration plan.

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The Problem We All Live With (Part 1) >

Right now, all sorts of people are trying to rethink and reinvent education, to get poor minority kids performing as well as white kids. But there's one thing nobody tries anymore, despite lots of evidence that it works: desegregation. Nikole Hannah-Jones looks at a district that, not long ago, accidentally launched a desegregation program. First of a two-part series.

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Trends with Benefits >

Hale County, Alabama, has a surprising secret: nearly a quarter of its population is living off of disability. What this means, why it is happening, and what it says about the state of the nation, are surprising answers.

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Why Some People Love Tax Day >

The Earned Income Tax Credit has been widely hailed as the federal government's most successful anti-poverty program. It is certainly the largest -- redistributing about $60 billion from wealthier Americans to the working poor every year.

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