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    Global Economic Inequality

    Jim Yong Kim talked about World Bank’s efforts to address global economic inequality, announcing plans to end extreme poverty by 2030. He also talked about building a hydro-electric…

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    Tenement Museum

    Kira Garcia talked about New York City’s Lower East Side Tenement Museum, including an exhibit on how immigrant families coped with poverty and crowded conditions in the 19th and…

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    Home Heating Assistance

    Mark Wolfe talked about the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which offers states money to help with heating assistance during the colder months. He explained…

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    The Shriver Report, Morning Session

    The morning session of the Shriver Report forum included introductory remarks by Maria Shriver and Neera Tanden. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Barbara Ehrenreich participated…

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    The Shriver Report, Afternoon Session

    Panelists discussed a report finding that one in three American women were living on the brink of poverty. In the afternoon session they discussed the role of men in women’s…

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    House Democratic Agenda

    House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters following their party caucus meeting where they talked about subjects including the omnibus spending bill and extending unemployment…

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    Vagrancy Laws and the 1960s

    Risa Goluboff talked about how the changing constitutional status of vagrancy laws was part of the larger social transformations of the 1960s. Vagrancy laws made it a crime to be idle and…

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    Representative Paul Ryan on Social Mobility

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked about the issue of social mobility and offered ways to overcome obstacles, including asking more of food stamp recipients in return…

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    President Johnson's War on Poverty

    Michael Tanner and Melissa Boteach talked about the legacy of President Johnson’s “War on Poverty” and the effectiveness of today’s safety net programs to help the…

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    Income Inequality

    Francine Kiefer talked about her Christian Science Monitor article on Democrats' plans to highlight income inequality in the 2014 elections. Topics included extending unemployment…

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    Senator Harkin on the War on Poverty

    Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) spoke on the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s declaration of a “War on Poverty.”

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    House Democratic Agenda

    House Democratic Caucus members briefed reporters and answered questions on their 2014 agenda. They focused on extending unemployment insurance benefits and the legacy of former…

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    Senator Marco Rubio on Poverty

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke about anti-poverty programs and income mobility. He outlined two major changes. The first would move existing federal anti-poverty funding into…

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    President Johnson's War on Poverty

    Former Representative James Jones (D-OK) talked about the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s declaration of war on poverty January 8, 2014. He also spoke about how other…

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    Book Discussion on The American Way of Poverty

    Sasha Abramsky talked by video link from Sacramento, California, about his book, The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives, in which he examines the historical roots and…

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    Poverty in the U.S

    Robert Rector and Isabel Sawhill talked about the state of poverty in the U.S. and the impact of cuts to programs such as SNAP (food stamps) on the economy and individuals and…

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    Q&A with Patty Stonesifer

    Patty Stonesifer talked about her role as the leader of the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization Martha’s Table. She described Martha’s Table a community-based…

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    Welfare Reform and Poverty

    Stephanie Mencimer, who writes about legal affairs and domestic policy for Mother Jones Magazine, talked about the decrease in value of monthly welfare benefits since the welfare system was…

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    Star Parker on Government Shutdown

    Star Parker talked about the government shutdown, the strategies congressional Republicans have used to engage the White House on spending, and the reaction by the White House and…

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    Census Data on Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance

    David Johnson of the U.S. Census Bureau and Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution talked about data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual report on income, poverty and health…

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