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Oct 25, 2021

Today, USC Senior Olivia Olson, speaks with USC Price Center for Social Innovation and Imagine LA to understand a partnership study that examined the complex social safety network for low-income working families to identify stagnation points.

The study looked at the total resources families have available and identified...

Jun 3, 2021

Even before the COVID pandemic brought the notion of precarity to the mainstream, many populations in the U.S. and abroad faced life through different types of insecurity.

In 2019, after hearing  story after story from students, the Leonetti/O'Connell Family Foundation created an emergency aid program. The project was...

May 27, 2021

Conversations about governmental and social services can get pretty wonky ... and yet ... they are often vital for making real change, particularly at the local level.

Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) allow governments to take risk without footing the bill unless & until there are results. Gary Painter from the Price Center...

May 25, 2021

The folks from the USC Safe Communities Institute stopped by to tell us all about the new LEWIS Registry. The LEWIS Registry is a crowdsourced public database for police officers who have been fired or resigned during an investigation of their behavior.

In addition to the front, public-facing, end there is a backend for...

May 6, 2021

Olivia Olson speaks with Professor Jody Armour about the power of "word work to really make the frozen circumstances that somebody is stuck in dance, by playing them to their own melody."

In Prof Armour's latest book N*gga Theory, he focuses on the n-word to delve deeply into the social meaning behind the use of words....