Episode #38


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Everyone is talking about Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond’s groundbreaking new book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Desmond joins TalkPoverty Radio for a behind-the-scenes look at how eviction is not just a condition of poverty but a cause of it. Next we’re joined by Congresswoman Gwen Moore, who represents Milwaukee as part of Wisconsin’s 4th District, as well as housing experts who share their views on what we can do to protect low-income renters from exploitation.

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  • Matthew Desmond, Harvard sociologist and MacArthur “Genius”: @just_shelter
  • Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4): @RepGwenMoore
  • Sarah Edelman, Director of Housing Policy at the Center for American Progress: @SarahJEdel
  • Rasheedah Phillips, Managing Attorney of the Housing Unit of Community Legal Services of Philadelphia: @RPhillipsEsqCLS