About This Show
With income inequality at historic heights, economic hardship has become a mainstream experience. Through conversations with advocates, journalists, elected officials, and people struggling to make ends meet, TalkPoverty Radio gets to the bottom of how our economy is only working for the wealthy few – and what we can do to change that. Guaranteed to help you shut down your conservative uncle at family dinners.
Most Recent Episode
Taking Trump to School #80
With Black History Month in full swing, Dr. Blair LM Kelley—an historian who focuses on African-American social movements—gives President Trump a much-needed history lesson, and explains what today’s activists can learn from resistance movements of years past. Next, Catherine Brown of the Center for American Progress breaks down what Betsy DeVos, freshly confirmed as Secretary of Education, means for the future of U.S. education policy. Lastly, Mike Konczal of the Roosevelt Institute joins to unpack Trump’s war on consumer financial protections. But first, Jeremy Slevin returns with the best and worst news of the week—and Rebecca unveils a big announcement from the TalkPoverty Radio team.
Follow this week’s guests on Twitter:
Blair LM Kelley: @profblmkelley
Catherine Brown: @Catbrown66
Mike Konczal: @rortybomb
Jeremy Slevin: @jeremyslevin