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  • emThe Inclusive Economyem
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    The Inclusive Economy

    Michael Tanner talked about his book, The Inclusive Economy: How to Bring Wealth to America’s Poor, in which he provided a blueprint for poverty reduction based on criminal justice reform,…

    762 views
  • Investments in LowIncome Communities
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    Investments in Low-Income Communities

    The Aspen Institute hosted a panel discussion on the new federal Opportunity Zone program, an economic development tool aimed to promote investment and job creation in low-income…

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  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Viewers responded to the question, “What federal policies are needed to help the poor?” The topic was chosen in reaction to the previous-day Poor People’s Campaign forum at which nine 2020…

    569 views
  • Reducing Childhood Poverty
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    Reducing Childhood Poverty

    The Brookings Institution hosted a panel discussion on reducing childhood poverty and explored universal social programs for families with newborns, particularly those in low-income and…

    91 views
  • 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…

    4,426 views
  • President Trump Threatens Tariffs If Mexico Doesnt Stem Flow of Drugs Migrants
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    President Trump Remarks at Opportunity and Revitalization Council Meeting

    President Trump convened the first meeting of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council. The president created the council to focus on economically distressed communities, and introduced…

    1,586 views
  • emRendezvous with Oblivionem
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    Rendezvous with Oblivion

    Thomas Frank examined economic inequalities in cities across the country.

    1,771 views
  • Black Americans Education and Poverty
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    Black Americans, Education, and Poverty

    2018 is the 50th anniversary of civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael’s election as chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and his founding of the Black Power movement.…

    169 views
  • 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…

    530 views
  • 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,”…

    929 views
  • 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…

    595 views
  • 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…

    1,238 views
  • 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…

    642 views
  • 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.

    334 views
  • 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…

    1,340 views
  • 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…

    234 views
  • 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…

    792 views
  • 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…

    1,228 views
  • 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.

    1,004 views
  • 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…

    806 views
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