Speaking for Kids, the podcast from Michigan’s Children

by Michigan's Children

Each month, Speaking for Kids the podcast will bring you a variety of crucial conversations with people making public policy – and the voices of the people impacted by those decisions in Michigan. Our goal will be to help you strengthen your voice to speak up for the changes we need to improve Michigan’s kids' & families' lives. In this and future podcasts, we’ll explore encouraging champions like you to get involved in the iss... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E09 - Reforming Kinship Care in Michigan

    S01 E09 - Reforming Kinship Care in Michigan

    What are kinship families and why are they gaining greater attention in Michigan, most recently among recommendations of a House Task Force on Adoption and Foster Care? Speaking for Kids Podcast Host Matt Gillard, president & ...

    29:59
  • S01 E08 - What Build Back Better Will Mean for Michigan with Sen. Debbie Stabenow

    S01 E08 - What Build Back Better Will Mean for Michigan with Sen. Debbie Stabenow

    Senator Debbie Stabenow joins Matt Gillard from Michigan's Children for a special edition of Speaking for Kids to discuss the Senate prospects for the Build Back Better act. The senior senator from Michigan offers her take on pass...

    17:36
  • S01 E07 - Re-imaging Child Welfare: Discussing the Latest Michigan Task Force on Foster Care

    S01 E07 - Re-imaging Child Welfare: Discussing the Latest Michigan Task Force on Foster Care

    This month’s Speaking for Kids podcast from Michigan's Children features an important conversation about Michigan’s foster care system and how new recommendations from a bipartisan task force could raise needed reforms. “Re-imagin...

    36:57
  • S01 E06 - What Michiganders Want: Investments in Children

    S01 E06 - What Michiganders Want: Investments in Children

    Michigan voters say we must invest in children. In the newest episode of Michigan’s Children Speaking for Kids, host Matt Gillard leads an important conversation on the results of a new statewide public opinion poll that finds Mic...

    26:22
  • S01 E05 - Is ’60 by 30’ Achievable for Michigan? The Promise and Reality of a Postsecondary Education

    S01 E05 - Is ’60 by 30’ Achievable for Michigan? The Promise and Reality of a Postsecondary Education

    Speaking for Kids, the podcast explores the statewide drive to urge more Michiganders of all ages to achieve a postsecondary degree or credential from a community college, 4-year university, technical, or internship program. With ...

    27:29