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Episode 69

And the Nominees Are

Three weeks into the Trump era, the president-elect has begun announcing his picks to head up some of the nation’s most important federal agencies. Here to unpack how these nominations could impact the millions of people struggling to make ends meet are Dorian Warren, President of the Center for Community Change Action Fund, and Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities. Next, Ari Ne’eman, President of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, shines a spotlight on one of the groups of Americans who have the most to lose under Trump: people with disabilities. But first, Jeremy Slevin returns to highlight this week’s biggest stories in poverty.

Follow this week’s guests on Twitter:

Dorian Warren: @dorianwarren
Jared Bernstein: @econjared
Ari Ne’eman: @aneeman
Jeremy Slevin: @jeremyslevin

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Rebecca Vallas

Managing Director of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress. Previously, Rebecca worked directly with low-income individuals and communities as a legal aid attorney in Philadelphia

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