Poverty is not a character flaw, it is the inability to meet basic need with a low living wage — so says Colleen Shaddox, co-author of the book “Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending U.S. Poverty”. In the book, she talks about some of the issues: inability to meet basic needs, oppression of a […]
Madison in the Sixties – the third week of November, 1965 There’s a serious pocket of poverty in South Madison, according to a report prepared for the Madison Redevelopment Authority. Of the 202 households in the area east of S. Park Street and south of Wingra Creek, 27% have annual incomes under $3,000, the federal […]
The Poor People’s Campaign builds on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s call for a “revolution of values” in America. It is a movement that brings people together, seeking to “confront the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism.” Later […]
As ongoing nationwide protests demand an end to police brutality, today we focus our attention on the crisis of policing in America. Our guests are Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton, activist scholars and co-editors of Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter. They talk about broken-windows policing, the U.S. […]
“Poverty is an eternal apocalypse,” says writer and activist Mikki Kendall. “Everyone who can’t afford to survive is going through their own personal apocalypse.” She joins Ali on the show today to discuss her new book, Hood Feminism, along with a number of social and personal topics ranging from access to basic essentials and hoarding […]
Jan talks with Reverend Gralan S. Hagler, senior pastor of the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington, DC and Director of Faith Strategies, about Martin Luther King, Jr., voting rights, fighting poverty, voter roll purges, and more.