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Can we have an honest conversation about class?

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Anna Sale

  

On this edition of Your Call, we examine class. When surveyed, the vast majority of people in the US say they are either middle class or working class. The truth is, we are experiencing record inequality. How does class shape our lives?

For most families, income has either been stagnant or flat. Anna Sale, creator of WNYC Studio’s podcast Death Sex & Money, recently aired a series about how we perceive and talk about class. As inequality continues to widen, how does class influence identities? Can we have an honest conversation about class?

Guest:

Anna Sale, creator and host of Death Sex & Money, a podcast from WNYC about “the things we think about a lot and need to talk about more”

Web Resources:

WNYC: Death Sex & Money

Death Sex & Money: Opportunity Costs: Friendship and Fertility

The Brian Lehrer Show: How Did You Realize Your Class Status?

 

Buzzfeed: How I Stopped Being Ashamed Of My EBT Card

 

Buzzfeed: Sex Work Has A Class Problem

 

Commonwealth Club event: Modern Loss: A candid conversation about grief

 

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.