12:00am

Fri January 10, 2014
Politics

Today on Your Call: Media coverage of the War on Poverty + journalists in Egypt

 

  

On today's Your Call, it's our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll talk about coverage of the 50th year anniversary of Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty.  We’ll be joined by Sasha Abramsky, freelance journalist and author of The American Way of Poverty.  We’ll also speak with former poverty correspondent for The Nation, Greg Kaufman.  And we’ll discuss the latest news from Egypt with Jadaliyya's Adel Iskander.  Where did you see the best reporting this week? Join the conversation and call-in with your questions on your Call, with Malihe Razazan and you.

Guests:

Sasha Abramsky, freelance journalist; and author of The American Way of Poverty; and Breadline USA

Greg Kaufman, is the former poverty correspondent for The Nation and a contributor to BillMoyers.com

Adel Iskandar, scholar of Arab studies at Georgetown University; journalist with Jadaliyya; and author of Egypt In Flux: Essays on an Unfinished Revolution 

Resources:

Moyers & Company: A Journalist Signs Off to Go Fight Poverty

Sasha Abramsky Home Page

The Voices of Poverty 

Jadaliyya: Adel Iskandar 

The Nation: Why We Need a New War on Poverty

Economic Hardship Reporting Project

NY Times: Progress in the War on Poverty

Time Magazine: Conservatives Say War on Poverty Failed

SFGate: Forget have-nots - focus on what the poor have

MSNBC: The War on Poverty’s surprising success

NY Times: 50 Years Later, War on Poverty Is a Mixed Bag

NPR: Fifty Years Later, Did The U.S. Win The War On Poverty?

American Radio Works: War on Poverty: From the Great Society to the Great Recession

Stanford Daily: Stanford scholars reveal 22 percent of CA residents in poverty

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