State and Youth, Part I: Orphanages

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From Dickens to Annie, orphanages have had an ugly reputation. But some child advocates say orphanages can be a better choice than foster care or group homes. Join host Neal Conan and his guests to discuss what happens when a child's home is a state-run institution.


Richard McKenzie
*Editor of Rethinking Orphanages for the 21st Century (Sage Publications 1999)
*Professor of enterprise and society at the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Irvine

Tim Hacsi
*Author of Second Home: Orphan Asylums and Poor Families in America (Harvard University Press, 1998)
*Professor of history at University of Massachusetts in Boston

Dorothy Roberts
*Author: Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare (BasicCivitas Books 2003)
*Professor at the Northwestern University Law School



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