On the Media: Busted, America's Poverty Myths

On the Media’s series on poverty is grounded in the Talmudic notion that “We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.” Brooke Gladstone traveled to Ohio to learn from people living the varied reality of poverty today, and to unpack the myths that shape our private presumptions as well as our policy decisions. In each episode, we feature the voices and complex stories of individuals, as well essential context from scholars, to lay open the tales we tell ourselves.


To learn more; or to listen to the whole 5-part series visit:


  1. The Poverty Tour

  2. Who Deserves To Be Poor?

  3. Rags to Riches

  4. When the Safety Net Doesn't Catch You

  5. Consumer's Handbook: Poverty in America Edition

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