Debunking America's Poverty Myths

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This Aug. 31, 2016, photo shows discarded tires and other refuse piling up on cracked pavement and sidewalks, alongside graffiti-scarred buildings with missing windows in East Cleveland, Ohio.

Brooke Gladstone, host of WNYC’s On the Media, talks about the show's new five-part series: “Busted: America’s Poverty Myths," which explores how our perceptions about the causes of poverty are shaped by media narratives. Brooke traveled to Ohio to hear firsthand from individuals in the the inner-city, rural areas and the rust belt, and to find out how current policies affect their lives.