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The Regional Face of Poverty

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The Regional Face of Poverty

The Regional Face of Poverty

The Regional Face of Poverty

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For the third year in a row, the number of Americans living in poverty has increased. That's the national picture painted by the U.S. Census. But life at the poverty line looks very different in New York than it does in Dothan, Ala. Join NPR's Neal Conan for a discussion on the regional realities of poverty.

Guests:

Daniel Weinberg Chief of the Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division of the U.S. Census Bureau

Bruce Weber Economics professor, co-cirector of the Rural Poverty Research Institute (RUPRI) at Oregon State University

Margy Waller Visiting fellow at Brookings Institution; Senior Advisor for Welfare and Working Families, White House Domestic Policy Council under President Clinton