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Stories from Cabrini Green

Sunday, April 26, 2015

When the last of the infamous Chicago Public Housing buildings were demolished Audrey Petty asked herself a few questions, “Where did everybody go?” And, “what are their memories?”

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The Takeaway

Too Rich But Too Poor: Falling Into the Health Gap

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Too rich for Medicaid and too poor for marketplace subsidies: What happens when you fall into the healthcare gap? 

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The Takeaway

The Road to a Sustainable Future

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

With a crisis on nearly every continent, world governments are negotiating a set of  goals focused on ending extreme poverty, preventable diseases, and curbing climate change. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Warren Buffett's Mobile Home Industry Traps Poor People With Predatory Loans

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Warren Buffett's mobile home lending schemes relies on predatory sales practices, exorbitant fees and interest rates that can exceed 15 percent, leaving many buyers trapped.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

FLONYC on the Nexus of Poverty, Crime and Mental Illness

Friday, March 27, 2015

Chirlane McCray spoke at a forum on Thursday on mental health, poverty and criminal justice. WNYC's Brigid Bergin & Cindy Rodriguez talk about the first lady's related work and role.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Is Justice Reserved for the Rich?

Monday, February 16, 2015

Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, on why he feels that the poor, wrongly condemned, and women and children can too often get lost in our criminal justice system. 

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WNYC News

Voices From Inside

Monday, February 02, 2015

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Meet Sedlis Dowdy, a diagnosed schizophrenic who spent nine years in solitary confinement. He gets out of prison in five years. What will we do with him then?

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The Takeaway

A Nobel Prize Winner's Fight to End Child Labor

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Human rights activist and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kailash Satyarthi, has had his bones broken and his life threatened by adversaries during his struggle to end child slavery.  

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The Takeaway

Majority of Public School Students Live in Poverty

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

For the first time in at least 50 years, more than half of all U.S public school students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. We look at how this impacts their teachers.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Uses Holiday Weekend To Unveil More of His Anti-Poverty Agenda

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Ahead of his budget address, Governor Cuomo is taking key proposals for a test drive.

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The Takeaway

How We Can Abolish Homelessness

Friday, December 12, 2014

Can you abolish homelessness?  According to the nation's former "homeless czar," the answer is a resounding yes. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

It's Time to Slow Down Our Busy Lives

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Omid Safi, a professor and editor, and Maria Konnikova, contributor to The New Yorker, talks about the busy lives of people, relaxation and the time crunch for people in poverty.

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The Takeaway

A One Percenter Prepares for the Pitchforks

Monday, December 01, 2014

Nick Hanauer is an unapologetic capitalist, and he says it's the responsibility of others like him to restore a middle class before the vitriol comes his way.

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WNYC News

New Jersey's Obamacare Limbo

Monday, November 10, 2014

Tens of thousands of Newark’s poor have applied for Medicaid since the ACA launched a year ago. Now if only someone would approve their applications.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Does Our Criminal Justice System Treat the Rich and Guilty Better Than the Poor and Innocent?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, on why he feels that the poor, wrongly condemned, and women and children can too often get lost in our criminal justice system. 

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The Takeaway

Isaiah Lamb Was a High School Basketball Star, Homecoming King, and Homeless

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Over 100,000 student athletes at the youth, high school, and college levels are homeless. Sports Illustrated spent six months investigating their stories.

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WNYC News

Few Shelters in Queens, So Homeless Families Head to the Bronx

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A new report shows how New York City's homeless crisis is being shouldered across the five boroughs.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

'The Overnighters,' a Modern-day Take on 'The Grapes of Wrath'

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Jesse Moss discusses his documentary, about tens of thousands of unemployed men who came to a small North Dakota town in hopes of finding work in the oil fields.

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The Takeaway

'Humans of New York' Goes Global

Monday, October 06, 2014

Photographer Brandon Stanton went on a worldwide tour that the United Nations hopes will draw attention to the causes of eradicating poverty, hunger and child mortality.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Dear Rich People

Friday, October 03, 2014

Author of the essay "Why I Make Terrible Decisions, or Poverty Thoughts", Linda Tirado, discusses her story and poverty myths in her new book, Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America.

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