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Episode 54


With the #DemsinPhilly this week, we’re taking you on a tour of the “poorest big city in the U.S.” We talk with Witnesses to Hunger about the human faces behind the statistics and the power of photography to inspire change. And we hear from Community Legal Services’ Sharon Dietrich about what would move the needle in a city where more than 1 in 4 residents live in poverty.

Follow this week’s guests on Twitter:

Michelle Taylor: @FeministaJones
Nikey Sutton: @platinumnike1
Sharon Dietrich: @SDietrich9 @CLSphila

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Meet the Hosts

Tracey Ross

Associate Director of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress, focusing on place-based responses to fighting poverty

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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