July 19, 2012
[Original Airdate: February 18, 2011] PART THREE: INEQUALITY -- POVERTY'S COMPANION? Forty-four million Americans live in poverty. We rank very high in national inequality. Can people escape the trap of poverty with its anxiety, low self-esteem and insecurity? Is it about individual initiative? Or must our high inequality be reduced before poverty can be tamed? With host ENRIQUE FIGUEROA, PhD, Director, Roberto Hernández Center, UW-Milwaukee and with guests in order of appearance -- ZOHREH EMAMI, PhD, Professor of Economics, Alverno College; KALEEM CAIRE, President, Urban League of Greater Madison; JULIE KERKSICK, Consultant for Workforce Development and Anti-Poverty Programs, Former State of Wisconsin Administrator, Division of Family and Economic Security; and DEBORAH BLANKS, Chief Executive Officer, Social Development Commission.