Episode 04: Breaking Down Deindustrialization and Urban Distress with Elijah Anderson and Amy Liu

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     Landlord Debbie DeSimone painted the homes on Rose Street different shades of bright, pastel colors. “…Somewhere between Lucky Charms and Rainbow Row.” (Jessica Kourkounis/For Keystone Crossroads)

    Landlord Debbie DeSimone painted the homes on Rose Street different shades of bright, pastel colors. “…Somewhere between Lucky Charms and Rainbow Row.” (Jessica Kourkounis/For Keystone Crossroads)

    Last time on Grapple, you heard about Chester: a city near Philadelphia that’s struggling with high crime, failing schools and a poor economy. In this episode, you’ll hear from Yale University sociologist Elijah Anderson about the impact of deindustrialization and racism on cities like Chester. You’ll also hear from Amy Liu of the Brookings Institution about what Chester and other similar cities can do to boost their economic health and move forward.

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