Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - The expansion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) in the American Rescue Plan is projected to decrease child poverty by 40%. That’s expected to have an outsized effect on rural areas where the poverty rate is often higher. Since poverty and food insecurity are so closely linked, we’ve invited Karen Ehrens of Hunger-Free North Dakota to discuss the potential. ~~~ Tom Isern shares a Plains Folk essay titled "Cattle Kings and Trick Horses." ~~~ Dr. Ryan Yonk, is undergraduate programs director for the Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise at NDSU, but he also has considerable expertise when it comes to the US Constitution. And that’s the focus of his discussion in this excerpt from Prairie Pulse television show with host John Harris.