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Seg. 1: Foster Care & Jobs | Seg. 2: Direct Primary Care

Segment 1: A developing program in Missouri would help foster youth find gainful employment.

Youth in the foster care program who are not placed with a permanent family face disproportionate levels of unemployment and homelessness. FosterAdopt Connect's new program helps pair young adults with hiring businesses, and ensures employers are prepared for the employees' unique needs associated with growing up in the foster care system.

  • Lori Ross, founder, CEO and president of FosterAdopt Connect
  • Tobey Wilkerson, foster parent and former foster care youth

Segment 2, beginning at 23:10: Direct Primary Care provides access to your primary care doctor without using insurance.

Dan Hobart is able to see a physician at an affordable cost, thanks to Direct Primary Care. This growing trend in healthcare is allowing patients to pay a membership fee in exchange for unlimited, routine visits with a primary care physician. Doctors fed up with the healthcare industry say they're okay with making less in order to better serve patients and practice medicine more freely.

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Steve Kraske is an associate teaching professor of journalism at UMKC, a political columnist for The Kansas City Star and has hosted "Up to Date" since 2002. He worked as the full-time political correspondent for The Star from 1994-2013 covering national, state and local campaigns. He also has covered the statehouses in Topeka and Jefferson City.
Elizabeth Ruiz