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Central Standard

Day Care Crunch

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Andrea Tudhope
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KCUR 89.3

When one local woman found out she was pregnant, her doctor said, "Are you going to call your husband, or are you going to start calling child care centers?" It's a funny story we heard from a local daycare worker, but it's a prevalent issue. Local parents share their struggles.

Plus, NPR's Jessica Deahl shares the personal story that informed her reporting on working parents and child care.

Guests:

  • Jessica Deahl, NPR reporter
  • Seth Tomassi​, father
  • Shannon Carpenter, father, organizer of KC DADS
  • Erica Deloris Miller, mother
Gina Kaufmann is the host of KCUR’s Central Standard, a talkshow fueled by curiosity and critical thinking. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.
Matthew Long-Middleton has been a talk-show producer, community producer and now is the Media Training Manager with America Amplified. You can reach him at Matthew@kcur.org, or on Twitter.
Danielle is a Kansas City native studying Convergence Journalism at the University of Missouri. She hopes to produce for an NPR station after graduation in May 2017.