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Confronting Inequality: Barbara Ehrenreich + Smiley & West

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On Monday morning from 10 to Noon, tune to 91.7FM for two hours of critical conversation about rising poverty and inequality in the U.S., its effects on our society and democracy, and how we can take action. 

At 10am on Your Call, Rose Aguilar welcomes Barbara Ehrenreich, one of the country's foremost investigative journalists, to talk about her newly-launched Economic Hardship Reporting Project.  Then at 11am, hear the speeches given by Tavis Smiley & Cornel West when they were at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland in April to talk about their new book The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto.

Matt Martin was KALW’s general manager from 2006 through 2018. Under his leadership, KALW grew into one of the most productive and innovative stations in public radio. Programs launched at KALW during Matt’s tenure as GM include the award-winning local newsmagazine Crosscurrents, the design podcast 99% Invisible, and the Spanish-language narrative journalism program Radio Ambulante. He helped create the station’s Audio Academy, a year-long program aimed at developing new talents in public radio, and led the first broad-based strategic planning process in the station’s history.