Gauging the Success of Faith-Based Initiatives

In 1999, then-candidate George W. Bush outlined an ambitious plan that would allow faith-based charities to compete for federal funds. Former deputy director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, David Kuo, says the program has not lived up to expectations. NPR's Ed Gordon is joined by Kuo and the Rev. Grayland Hagler, senior minister of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ.

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