Obamaphones

Episode #51

Obamaphones

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Instead of addressing our nation’s pressing gun violence problem, House Republican leadership spent this week trying to dismantle the Lifeline program, which helps low-income people afford mobile phone and broadband service. We discuss how advocates mounted a successful effort to fend off these attacks — and discuss Maine Governor Paul LePage’s attack on struggling Mainers, this time a threat to eliminate the state’s food stamp program. Later in the show, we kick off our summer book series with a re-airing of our interview with Rebecca Traister, author of the New York Times bestseller All the Single Ladies. And we say goodbye to TalkPoverty Radio’s beloved producer Alyssa Peterson.

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