The Stakes are High

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Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Horses in stables at Belmont Race Track on Wednesday, June 5, 2012. (Stephen Nessen)

The Belmont Stakes are this weekend, and a horse named California Chrome has a shot at the Triple Crown – which would be the first in 36 years. CBS news reporter Brad Telias explains why the race is so tough and more about the history of the Belmont racetrack. Plus: an explanation of how houses and cars can be seized…even when no crime has been committed by the property owner; advice for parents of 20-somethings; and a look at whether “supportive housing” should be considered – and paid for – like healthcare. 

Why Was That House Seized?

Isaiah Thompson, investigative reporter, explains how authorities can seize assets like houses and cars under "civil forfeiture" laws, even when the person may not have been convicted or even charged with a crime - a practice that disproportionately affects poor and minority property owners.


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A Shot at the Triple Crown

Brad Telias, racing reporter and analyst at CBS Radio, previews this weekend's Belmont Stakes, where California Chrome tries to become the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years. Telias also talks about the notoriously difficult track and the history of the Belmont racetrack.


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Parenting to 30

For parents of 20-somethings, what's the line between being supportive and being indulgent? How can parents help their kids through "emerging adulthood," from age 18 to 29?

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Supportive Housing as Healthcare

As part of WNYC's series exploring health and healthcare in The Bronx, which was recently named the least healthy county in New York State, WNYC reporter Amanda Aronczyk explores whether housing should be considered healthcare. New York State thinks so, and is funding "supportive housing" through the state's Medicaid program. Brenda Rosen, executive director of Common Ground, joins the conversation to discuss Common Ground's role in developing "supportive housing."

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Your Non-Nuclear Family Stories

In the newest episode of Death, Sex & Money, Anna Sale talks to a woman who has built an "unconventional" family for herself, having married the gay father of her children. We take your calls about your non-nuclear family: how you make it work, the challenges, and lessons for others.

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