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City Visions: California's poverty problem

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With the 5th largest economy in the world and an unemployment rate near 4%, why are 40% of Californians living at or near the poverty level? Joseph Pace and our panel of experts explore this issue.

GUESTS:

SUZAN BATESON, Executive Director of the Alameda County Community Food Bank.

CAROLINE DANIELSON, Policy Director and Senior Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California.

DAVID GRUSKY, Stanford University Professor, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Director of the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, and author of Inequality in the 21st Century. 

SARA KIMBERLIN, Senior Policy Analyst with the California Budget and Policy Center.

PRODUCED BY: ANNE HARPER