Jan 9, 2014
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In the week celebrating the 50th anniversary (January 8, 1964) since, in what many consider to be one of the most memorable ever State of the Union addresses, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced his “War on Poverty” and introduced legislation that would expand the federal government’s role in poverty reduction efforts. This set in motion the creation of programs such as Head Start, food stamps (now SNAP), work study, Community Action Agencies, VISTA, Medicare and Medicaid. Our guest for this edition of KGNU's 'It's The Economy' is Jill Quadagno, author of The Color of Welfare: How Racism Undermined the War on Poverty.