Poverty

GUESTS: Earl Shorris Author, New American Blues: A Journey Through Poverty to Democracy [W.W. Norton, 1997] Jay Larry Brown Head of Tufts University Center on Hunger, Poverty,and Nutrition Policy Former Head of Harvard University's School of Public Health Former Assistant Surgeon General There are 40 to 80 million people living in poverty in the United States - and no clear solution on how to get them out of it. Cultural critic Earl Shorris believes impoverished people need skills in dialogue and negotiation to get them out from under; skills they could learn through lessons in the humanities. But critics say getting a job is most important. Join Ray Suarez for a look at the debate over getting people out of poverty.

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