Price of Poverty

A discussion about poverty in Kentucky

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013

Experts and advocates from across the state gathered on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day for KET’s special “The Price of Poverty in Kentucky” to address a few of the many questions and challenges regarding poverty in the Commonwealth.

The program is available online to watch right now. In addition, co-hosts Bill Goodman and Renee Shaw each share thoughts on the program and provide highlights of what the panelists said. Click here for Renee’s post “The Poor Among Us” on Prompter, and click here for “Talking About Poverty in Kentucky” on Bill’s Eye.

Participants on the program included:

  • Terry Brooks, executive director, Kentucky Youth Advocates 
  • Councilwoman Attica Scott, Louisville Metro Government 
  • Eric Schansberg, an economics professor at Indiana University-Southeast and member of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Board of Scholars
  • Reid Livingston, Kentucky director, Save the Children USA
  • Courtney Trent, Early Steps to School Success coordinator, Save the Children
  • Gerry Roll, executive director, Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky
  • James P. Ziliak, founding director, University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research and a UK Gatton Endowed Chair of Economics
  • Michelle Tooley, the Eli Lilly Professor of Religion, Berea College

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