The Brian Lehrer Show Published by The Brian Lehrer Show The Price of Poverty Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/29454/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Douglas Lasdon, executive director of the Urban Justice Center, reacts to Governor Paterson's proposal to increase the monthly welfare grant for the first time in two decades. Keith L.T. Wright , New York State Assemblyman 70th District and chairman of the social services committee, says increasing the monthly welfare grant is essential, particularly in bleak economic times.