Poverty in America

 

Why is the promise of upward mobility unattainable for so many? University of Michigan sociologist Kristin Seefeldt joins us to talk about her new book Abandoned Families: Social Isolation in the Twenty-First Century.

Matthew Desmond

On the May 13th edition of Your Call, Sociologist Matthew Desmond discusses his new book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.” 

On today's Your Call we’ll have a conversation with organizations that are working to tackle poverty. There are 46 million people and nearly 15 million children living in poverty in the United States today. Are there workable solutions out there? Join us live at 10 or send an email to feedback@yourcallradio.org. How do you think we can reduce poverty? It’s Your Call, with Matt Martin and you.

Guests:

Mia Birdsong, the vice president of the Family Independence Initiative

Ethel Long-Scott, Executive Director of the Women’s Economic Agenda Project