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Ellison Report: The Kids Are Stressed; Climate Impacts; Recount Games


The Ellison Report is a weekly journal of politics, policy, and the people.


PART I: Linda Sprague Martinez, Boston University & Center for Promise along with student researcher Cherisse McMillan at Center for Promise discuss a new study examining the stressors young people feel in five major cities, the policy implications of it and how both youth and adults can partner up to address it.

PART II: Louisiana State Rep. Ted James (D-Baton Rouge) talks about the very sudden and very historic floods that devastated Baton Rouge, the disproportionate impact that had on the city’s Black population – and whether or not, in general, the Black political and policymaking community is prepared to discuss the huge impact of climate change on their communities.

PART III: University of Kentucky Elections Law expert Joshua Douglas explains the problems with presidential election recounts and why that’s more of a distraction from more important issues.

PART IV: Center for American Progress’ Ruy Texieria discusses why “White working class” demographics won’t work too long for Republicans – but, that Democrats – in turn – should not rely solely on population numbers to win elections.