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News Roundtable | Child Welfare System | Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts in Maryland pose for a picture.

Girl Scouts in Maryland pose for a picture.


  • We sit down with Lena Alhusseini, the former director of Oregon’s child welfare system. She tells us more about the problems a recent audit identified about the system and why she felt forced to leave in 2017 after less than a year on the job.
  • The 106th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A is next Monday, March 12. How has the organization changed over the years, and what is its value in today’s world? Victoria Thornton is a 17-year-old who has achieved the highest level in the organization- the Gold Award. Amber Lee Garrison is a mother of two and a troop leader.

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