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This edition: Below the Poverty Line

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 24, 2016.

First aired: October 26, 2016.

On this edition of Independent Sources, hosted by Garry Pierre-Pierre, we focus on poverty, the statistics are saying that poverty in the US is down but they’re not telling the real story. Forty three million people still languish ad they may not be who you think. The Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams, talks about addressing his community’s income disparity at a time when a real estate boom is causing the gap between rich and poor to widen. Then Abi Ishola speaks to the author Dr. C. Nicole Mason, about her new book “Born Bright.” Dr. Mason highlights some of the nuances overt he poverty debate by highlighting some of her own experiences growing up. 

Guest List

Eric L. Adams Brooklyn Borough President

Greg Kaufmann Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Dr. C. Nichole Mason, Ph.D. Author, “Born Bright”

Stephanie Phillips Senior Management Consultant, The Robin Hood Foundation

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