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  • President Trump Participates in Opportunity Zone Conference at White House
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    President Trump Remarks on Investments in Low-Income Communities

    President Trump delivered remarks at a White House economic Opportunity Zone conference with administration officials, and state and local leaders. Other speakers included National Economic…

  • emRendezvous with Oblivionem
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    Rendezvous with Oblivion

    Thomas Frank examined economic inequalities in cities across the country.

  • emPower to the Poorem
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    Power to the Poor

    Gordon Mantler talked about his book, Power to the Poor: Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974, in which he recounts the Poor People’s Campaign of 1968. The…

  • House Members Debate Changes to SNAP Program in Farm Bill
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    House Debate on Farm Bill SNAP Changes

    The House debated changes to the farm bill that would require people who receive food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as “food stamps,”…

  • Federal Health Officials Testify on Drug Pricing Program
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    Drug Pricing

    Officials from the Health and Human Service Department and the Government Accountability Office testified at a Senate committee on a federal drug pricing program called 340B. The program…

  • After Words with Chris Hughes
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    After Words with Chris Hughes

    Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes discussed his plan to reduce poverty and strengthen the middle class by offering working people a guaranteed income paid for by the one percent. He is…

  • emAutomating Inequalityem
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    Automating Inequality

    Virginia Eubanks argued that data mining, algorithms, and automated systems have been used to negatively impact poor and working class people. She was joined in conversation by Kathryn…

  • Washington Journal Tom Hart Discusses Efforts to Combat Extreme Poverty
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    Tom Hart on Efforts to Combat Extreme Poverty

    Tom Hart of the ONE Campaign talked about the impact of President Trump’s proposed budget cuts on to global anti-poverty programs.

  • emThe Memoem
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    The Memo

    John Hope Bryant, founder and CEO of Operation HOPE, talked about his book, The Memo: Five Rules for Your Economic Liberation, in which he argued that the poor should turn to economic…

  • Open Phones on the Kerner Report
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    Open Phones on the Kerner Report

    Harvard University professor Elizabeth Hinton talked about the Kerner Report and the government’s response to poverty and crime in the 1960s. President Lyndon Johnson established the…

  • Kerner Report at 50
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    Kerner Report at 50

    After a series of urban riots in 1967, President Lyndon Johnson established the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, headed by Illinois Governor Otto Kerner. Historians marked…

  • emA World of Three Zerosem
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    A World of Three Zeros

    Muhammad Yunus talked about his book, A World of Three Zeros, about how to solve the problems of global poverty, unemployment, and climate change. He spoke with Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia…

  • emGive Workem
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    Give Work

    SamLeila Janah talked about her book Give Work, in which she discusses a business model designed to lift poor communities out of poverty. She spoke with Professor Laura Tyson.

  • Former President Obama Criticizes GOP Effort to Undo Affordable Care Act
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    Former President Obama Remarks at Gates Foundation Event

    Former President Obama spoke at a forum hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on about global poverty, climate change, disease, and Republican efforts in Congress to dismantle the…

  • Washington Journal Olivia Golden and Robert Rector Discuss Poverty and Income in the US
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    Olivia Golden and Robert Rector on Poverty and Income in the U.S.

    Olivia Golden and Robert Rector talked about the latest Census Bureau report on poverty and income in the U.S. This program included a clip of Senator tom Carper (D-DE) talking about his…

  • Federal Polices and Poverty Part 2
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    Federal Polices and Poverty, Part 2

    The Heritage Foundation hosted a forum assessing the impact of government policies and regulations on poverty. This portion of the event included a panel discussion with economists and…

  • Senator Durbin Discusses Gun Violence and Public Health
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    Senator Dick Durbin on Gun Violence and Public Health

    Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) talked about efforts to curb gun violence in Chicago. He outlined the link between the lack of jobs in poor communities with gun violence. Senator…

  • Heritage Foundation Forum Examines Impact of Government Polices on the Poor
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    Federal Polices and Poverty, Part 1

    Panelists talked about the impact of government policies and regulations on poverty. This portion of the event included keynote remarks by Professor Donald Boudreaux and former Trump…

  • Representative DeLauro on Child Poverty Programs
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    Representative DeLauro on Child Poverty Programs

    The Brookings Institution held a series of discussions on child poverty programs and whether the U.S. should implement a universal child allowance program. Representative Rosa DeLauro…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on a Wall Street Journal article: “Rural America is the New 'Inner City.'”

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