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Episode 1: The Signature Hour
High-Quality Childcare is a Top Military Priority
High-Quality Childcare is a Top Military Priority (2:58)
The nation’s single largest employer provides government funded childcare. It’s high-quality and it’s affordable.
In Today's Day, We All Gotta Work
In Today's Day, We All Gotta Work (1:45)
Is this what we’ve decided as society, that this degree of tension, these complex trade-offs are the norm, to be expected, just a part of raising a child?
The Amygdala-Prefrontal Cortex Connection is Crucial
The Amygdala-Prefrontal Cortex Connection is Crucial (2:03)
Scientists detected changes in the brain architecture of 18 year-olds whose parents had reported being under chronic stress when those same adolescents were babies.
Why is Escaping Poverty an Individual Problem?
Why is Escaping Poverty an Individual Problem? (3:52)
Ashley, a single mom in Maine dependent on meager public assistance, worries about the health and well-being of her two young girls.
Would Early Life Stress Stay in Their Bodies?
Would Early Life Stress Stay in Their Bodies? (2:21)
How might child developmental paths be affected by the stressors parents face when their kids are babies? In Wisconsin, researchers followed 500 children for two decades to find out.
Episode 2: Once Upon a Time
The Veto That Killed Childcare
The Veto That Killed Childcare (2:40)
Working behind the scenes, Pres. Nixon and his young White House speech writer, Patrick Buchanan, shocked Congress when they invoked ‘family values’ for the first time to undercut families.
When Congress Passed Childcare for All
When Congress Passed Childcare for All (1:52)
Then Senator (and former VP) Walter Mondale describes how a bi-partisan Congress assured high-quality childcare and other services from birth to age five for every family that wanted it back in 1971.
Episode 3: Are We Crazy About Our Kids?
Episode 4: Wounded Places
Adversity in Your Environment
Adversity in Your Environment (2:52)
When the ACE survey included questions about racism, safety and violence, researchers discovered that 37% of Philadelphians reported four or more ACEs.
The Stressors Can Be Relentless on the Brain
The Stressors Can Be Relentless on the Brain (3:50)
Many children in our society feel like a truck is coming at them all day long, for more days than not, and this really takes a toll.
Episode 5: DNA Is Not Destiny
Building a Nest in the Middle of a Desert
Building a Nest in the Middle of a Desert (1:43)
Rat mothers like to build nests for their pups with soft materials. But these moms have only been given hard, scratchy, inferior building supplies.
Can Poverty Modify the Epigenome?
Can Poverty Modify the Epigenome? (2:15)
If social conditions can “get under the skin” and modify our biology, are less-affluent children being primed for more problems in life?
Our Experiences Go Deeper Than We Thought
Our Experiences Go Deeper Than We Thought (3:21)
We’ve long known that early life can last a lifetime. Now new science shows how our experiences can become imprinted in our biology, altering gene expression.