Radio Times

Breaking the cycle of poverty

February 25, 2014

Guests: Norm Ornstein, Judith Levine and Shaun Harper

How do you break the cycle of poverty? How do you help people move up the income ladder? Today, a look at some strategies to combat the country’s growing economic inequality. We start off with a proposal to give every child $1000 when they’re born. American Enterprise Institute’s NORM ORNSTEIN shares his version of KidSave with us. Then, a conversation about some of the obstacles facing poor women — Marty talks with Temple University sociologist JUDITH LEVINE about her book, Ain’t No Trust. Finally, University of Pennsylvania’s SHAUN HARPER fills us in on President Obama’s new initiative “My Brother’s Keeper” that’s aimed at helping young black men succeed.

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