This week, INDY staff writer and host Leigh Tauss talks with Sarah Willets about our cover story on Durham’s foster care crisis, and Durham County Board of Commissioners chairwoman Wendy Jacobs joins us to discuss the systemic issues facing child welfare and how the county is responding. Later, music editor Allison Hussey spent some with M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger to dive into some of his early work and how his sound has changed over the years.

Check it out—and subscribe to INDYcast on Apple Podcasts (not the similarly named one about the Indiana Jones movies, though we’re sure it’s great)—and let us know what you think! We’d love to know what you want to hear in future episodes. 

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