Strong Convictions: Unshakable Faith and Covering Poverty

 A person in economic difficulty holds a homemade sign asking for money along a Manhattan street on December 4, 2013 in New York City.

Anna Sale fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: Journalist Will Storr discusses tracking down climate change skeptics, devout creationists, and Holocaust deniers for his book, The Unpersuadables. Our Strapped series continues with a look at how the media reports on poverty and why the issue remains largely under-covered. Tony Dokoupil tells how his father went from small-time pot dealer to smuggling multiple tons of marijuana in the 1980s, exploding his life in the process.