The Ugly Truth About Austerity

Episode #003

The Ugly Truth About Austerity

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We’re going international! In the wake of the UK’s recent elections, Mary O’Hara of The Guardian discusses the nation’s devastating cuts to public benefits programs and how the U.S. can heed the warnings from across the pond. Back in the U.S., Tianna Gaines-Turner with Witnesses to Hunger discusses her experiences living in poverty and her advocacy work on Capitol Hill; and Maya Dusenbery from Feministing calls out the sexist structures holding women back. Our guests include Mary O’Hara, columnist for The Guardian and author of Austerity Bites: A journey to the sharp end of cuts in the UK; Tianna Gaines-Turner with Witnesses to Hunger, Maya Dusenbery, Executive Director for Editorial at Feministing.com; and Alan Pyke, Deputy Economic Policy Editor, ThinkProgress.