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Media Roundtable: Child Poverty In America & The For-Profit Nursing Home Industry

The experience of child poverty against the backdrop of the pandemic and increasing racial tensions

  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’re discussing Growing Up Poor in America, a new FRONTLINE documentary that tells the story of three families who are struggling to make ends meet. Close to 13 million children in the US live in poverty.

Later in the show, we are discussing the for-profit nursing home industry and the spread of COVID at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington. 

Jezza Neumann, award winning documentary filmmaker and co-producer of the Frontline documentary, Growing Up Poor in America


Katie Engelhart, reporter and documentary film producer


Web Resources:


FRONTLINE: Growing Up Poor in America 

The New York Times: Minivans at the Food Pantry: Meet America’s New Needy


The California Sunday Magazine: What Happened in Room 10? 

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