The state of poverty

POverty in Pennsylvania
Women shop for clothes at a thrift store in October 2011 in Reading, Penn. According to new census data, 41.3 percent of people live below the poverty line in Reading.
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The number of Americans living in poverty is the highest it's been in 35 years. Who are the 15 percent of us who live in poverty? Is the safety net strong enough? In the wake of the recession, does poverty look different? What are the new trends in poverty?

Kerri's guests are Angela Glover Blackwell CEO of Policy Link, Olivia Golden, a fellow at Urban Institute and professor Peter Edelman, co-director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy.

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