More than 21 percent of Kansas children, some 40-thousand, live in poverty. That’s an increase of 22 percent over the past five years. And policy changes to programs such as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, known as TANF, have made it more difficult for low-income families and their kids to gain access to the assistance they need. Now, new recommendations from the Annie E. Casey Foundation propose integrating state and federal employment, education and child care programs for parents and children to create a better life for families. The guest is Shannon Cotsoradis, president and CEO of Kansas Action for Children.