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American parents spend an average of $16,000 on child care annually, according to Brookings Institution research in 2017. We speak with The Atlantic's Derek Thompson about why child care costs are so high. Also, Washington state has vowed to speed up the testing of rape kit evidence. But after the testing, the backlog moves downstream to the police and courts. KUOW's Anna Boiko-Weyrauch has the report. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's December 2, 2019, full broadcast. You can find more at hereandnow.org, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on December 2, 2019.

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