poverty

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Peter Edelman, author of So Rich, So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America.  The latest census data shows that 46 million Americans ae now living in poverty. At the same time, social safety nets are being dismantled. Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here. What will it take to seriously tackle this issue? It’s Your Call, with Holly Kernan and You.

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Peter Edelman, author of So Rich, So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America.

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Today on Your Call: Confronting poverty

May 21, 2012

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Barbara Ehrenreich, one of the country's foremost investigative journalists and author of many bestselling books, including Nickel and Dimed. We'll speak with Ehrenreich about her newly launched Economic Hardship Reporting Project, which was formed to help move the crisis of poverty and economic disparities to the center of our national conversation.

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On Monday morning from 10 to Noon, tune to 91.7FM for two hours of critical conversation about rising poverty and inequality in the U.S., its effects on our society and democracy, and how we can take action. 

Cornel West and Tavis Smiley were absolutely floored by the turnout at the Paramount on April 28, in which they discussed the current political climate in the context of "The Rich and the Rest of Us:  A Poverty Manifesto".  If you missed the live event, a pledge of $50 will get you a special DVD we made, $75 gets you their book, or, for a $120 pledge, get both!

On Saturday, more than 1900 people came to The Paramount Theatre in Oakland to hear Tavis Smiley & Dr. Cornel West talk about their new book The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto.  

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