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    On this episode of Radio Free Acton, producer Caroline Roberts speaks with Sarah Estelle, associate professor of economics at Hope College. Caroline and Sarah discuss the subject of criminal justice reform in light of the recently passed, bipartisan bill, The First Step Act, covering specific policies in the new bill and effects of the current criminal system. After that, award winning reporter Anne Marie Schieber continues exploring the effects of unemployment. Last week, we showed the importance of being in the right frame of mind when trying to find a job, and this week we show you why it is so hard to get out of the slump.

    Check out these additional resources on this week’s podcast topics:

    Read a series of articles on criminal justice reform by Sarah Estelle

    Explainer: What you should know about the latest criminal justice reform bill

    Register here to attend a lecture event featuring Sarah Estelle on the Economic Ways of Loving

    Check out the latest numbers on unemployment 

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