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The Debate over Day Laborers

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The Debate over Day Laborers

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The Debate over Day Laborers

The Debate over Day Laborers

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A new study on day laborers describes the difficult lives of men on the lowest rung of the American economic ladder. Guests on today's program look at day laborers, and the tension in some communities where they look for work.

Guests:

Nik Theodore, director of the Center for Urban Economic Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Abel Valenzuela, director of the Center for the Study of Urban Poverty at UCLA

Ann Null, member of the Herndon, Va., town council