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Although children of color comprise only 42 percent of the nation’s youth, nearly 60 percent of children in foster care are from minority families. Studies show there is also a disparity in how Native and African-American children are treated while in foster care.

Online chat: Toni Lodge, executive director of the NATIVE Project and NATIVE Health, will answer questions about foster care and substance abuse from 1-3 p.m. Send questions now to news@spokesman.com or join us live at spokesmanreview.com/ourkids.

1510 KGA: On The Mark Fuhrman Show: Mary Ann Murphy, executive director, Partners with Families and Children: Spokane, will talk about “Our Kids: Our Business” and preventing abuse and neglect, 8-11 a.m.

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