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Income Inequality

The Brian Lehrer Show

The New 'One New York' Plan

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Anthony Shorris, NYC’s first deputy mayor, and Nilda Mesa, director of the office of sustainability, talk about the city’s new sustainability plan, OneNYC.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

OneNYC; the Quest for Cool & Jim Kaat

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The city's new environmental plan; changes to the way summons are issued in the city; strangers policing parents; the quest for cool and former Yankees pitcher and broadcaster Jim Kaat.

WNYC News

De Blasio Plans Progressive 'Contract With America'

Thursday, April 02, 2015

WNYC
The mayor wants to make the debate over fighting income inequality a central issue in the 2016 presidential race — and he has some unlikely inspiration.

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WNYC News

Why MetroCards Are Like Paper Towels

Thursday, January 22, 2015

WNYC
A WNYC data analysis shows that buying in bulk has its price: Riders from poor neighborhoods use more expensive fare cards.

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The Takeaway

How Much is Enough? Study Says Half of Global Wealth Held by 1%

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The rich are on a roll. According to a new study, the 1 percent will own more than 50 percent of the world's wealth by early next year. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Everything Is Stratified

Monday, January 19, 2015

America's class divide is so large it needs it's own poster. And even then, this one is abbreviated. We go through a graphic depicting income and education level inequality.

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The Takeaway

The 30 Million-Word Gap Between Rich and Poor Children

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

A marked disparity in the vocabularies of children of low-income and high-income parents has been shown to have lasting effects throughout their lives.

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WNYC News

With Transit Benefits, the Rich Pay Less and the Poor Pay More

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

If you pay for your MetroCard with pre-tax programs like TransitChek, you save money. But the person sitting next to you may be saving even more.

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The Takeaway

Mapping the Way to a More Equal World

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Inequality isn't just about money. It's also about information. The lack of reliable data about developing countries makes things like development work and disaster relief much harder.

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The Takeaway

Solving the Elusive Problem of Income Inequality

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Nobel winner Robert Shiller suggests that the U.S. adopt an income inequality index, which would raise taxes on the rich anytime the gap between rich and poor becomes too vast.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Pregnancy Discrimination, Divorce on The Decline, and Christmas Tree Prices

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The Takeaway explores a pregnancy discrimination before the Supreme Court, we look at the declining divorce rate, and the most wonderful time of the year for Christmas tree farmers.

The Takeaway

Hollywood Zooms In on Income Inequality

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Whether it's "The Hunger Games" or the new indie film "Snowpiercer,” divisions between a powerful ruling class and society's poorest continue to dominate Hollywood dialogue.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The College Gap, The Return of Star Wars, and Challenging the One Percent

Monday, December 01, 2014

The Takeaway explores the graduation gap between people of different races, we examine the new Star Wars Film, and a member of the 1 percent weighs in on the income gap.

WNYC News

New York City's Middle Class Is Shrinking

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

WNYC
Advocates say there's an erosion of black homeowners in the city.

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Radio Rookies

Nine People, One Bedroom: A Teen's Take on Life In Poverty

Monday, September 22, 2014

WNYC
Jairo Gomez's nine-person family lives in a one-bedroom apartment. He knows education is the way out of poverty, but sometimes being poor makes it difficult to make good choices.

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WNYC News

Mayors Pledge To Fight Income Inequality

Monday, August 11, 2014

Among the mayors' goals: secure better wages in their cities, improve early childhood education and expand Internet access for low-income residents.

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The Takeaway

'The Divide': A Startling Portrait of U.S. Inequality

Monday, April 07, 2014

The idea of "two Americas" is hardly new. In his new book, “The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap,” journalist Matt Taibbi provides a startling portrait of a country fractured by inequality.  

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WNYC News

In City's Job Growth, Faces of the Working Poor

Monday, March 17, 2014

WNYC

The city is growing jobs faster than the country. But they are not the middle-class jobs of a generation ago.

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The Takeaway

Today's Highlights | January 28, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Also on Today's Show: Takeaway listeners gave us their to-do lists for President Barack Obama in 2014. From healthcare to the state of the criminal justice system in America, we call upon experts to tell us whether we can realistically expect these issues to be addressed...As President Obama prepares to deliver his State of the Union address, a big focus on tonight's speech will be on income inequality in America. But, a new analysis of the data might suggest that we are misinterpreting the state of income inequality.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Cost of Inequality in America

Monday, January 13, 2014

David Dante Troutt looks at the cost of inequality in the country. He writes of the problems facing working- and middle class-communities: fiscal stress, urban decline, environmental sprawl, failing schools, mass incarceration, political isolation, disproportionate foreclosures, and severe public health risks. In The Price of Paradise: The Cost of Inequality and the Vision for a More Equitable America, he argues that adopting policies that take all class levels into consideration.

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