poverty

Mehrsa Baradaran a Professor at the University of Georgia Law School and author of the new book How the Other Half Banks: Exclusion, Exploitation, and the Threat to Democracy explains the history of the banking sector in America and the split between Hamilton and Jefferson. (11:50) -The change in banking beginning in the early 1980’s. Community banks […]
Mark Leon Goldberg of UN Dispatch explains the success of the global fight against malaria. Is the international community shifting to a broader fight against poverty? The forthcoming UN sustainability goals. Why the international community is recognizing the connection between ecological and economic needs. The timelines for achieving global goals on poverty. Did the United […]
America’s culture of cruel poor shaming reaches new heights with the disgusting new CBS reality show the Briefcase. America’s delusional relationship to poverty. What’s next for the Patriot Act? Is Rand Paul getting to much credit in the Patriot Act fight? Rush Limbaugh, takes on Caitlyn Jenner. On The Fun: A caller reports on the […]
The death toll continues to climb in Nepal after that countries massive earthquake. Baltimore calms for the moment and Hillary Clinton speaks out on mass incarceration and Rand Paul blames bad parenting for the crisis in Baltimore. SiriusXM host Mike Signorile author of the new book  It’s Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning […]
University of Wisconsin Professor of  Sociology, Sarah Halpern Meekin, co author of the new book It’s Not Like I’m Poor, explains the importance of the Earned Income Tax Credit. Tax refunds and poverty and the experience of poverty. How the Earned Income Tax Credit takes six million families out of poverty. Does tax policy effect martial […]
Vermont Senator and progressive champion Bernie Sanders explains what President Obama got right at the State of the Union and why we are in record levels of inequality. The proposals that would help solve the poverty crisis and Why TPP and Fast Track trade authority are problems for inequality and transparency. The beautiful moment when […]
Alnoor Ladha the Executive Director of The Rules explains the roots of global poverty and inequality, why global institutions favor the wealthy, why social movements from Occupy to the African Awakenings are the future, the WorldVsBank protests and creating a new global movement. Malaya Davis of the Ohio Student Association  explains the fight for justice […]
New York University Sociology Graduate student and Jacobin contributing writer Jonah Birch explains where the myth of the “culture of poverty” comes from, the roots of the culture of poverty idea, prison and African American men, racial discrimination  and incarceration, the myths of African American commitment to education and work, social context and “valuing” families […]
Political strategist and Majority Report regular Cliff Schecter explains why Adrian Peterson should be in prison, why violence does not work in raising children, the culture of the NFL, Scotland rejects independence, why the Yes vote winning was always a long shot, the nature of the Ebola crisis, President Obama deploys troops to help control […]
Columbia University neuroscientist Carl Hart author of the new book High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society, explained how we demonize people on welfare, his life experience and academic work, why not all users of Crack Cocaine are addicted, the Rat Park study, the variety of reasons people […]