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The Price of Poverty in KY

Second program looks at Kentucky’s working poor

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Price of Poverty | KET imageOn the second installment of The Price of Poverty in Kentucky, Bill Goodman and Renee Shaw examine Kentucky’s “working poor” and middle-class income earners who are struggling to make ends meet. The program premieres Monday, June 17 at 8/7 pm on KET.

Watch the first edition of The Price of Poverty in Kentucky online.

The program features Jere Downs, a journalist with the Louisville Courier-Journal who focuses her writing on life after the economic meltdown and the changing financial realities for many households in Jefferson and surrounding counties.

The program also travels to Owingsville to explore the work of the Christian Social Services Center and NewHope Clinic.

In addition, Dave Adkisson, president of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, discusses the business community’s response to poverty in Kentucky and why higher wages for workers oversimplify the complexity of poverty’s possible solutions.

The Price of Poverty in Kentucky also will feature a panel of experts. Scheduled panelists include:

- Jason Bailey, director, Kentucky Center for Economic Policy
- Richard Nelson, executive director, Commonwealth Policy Center and a Trigg County magistrate
- Adrienne Gilbert, moderator, Take Back Kentucky
- Bonifacio Aleman, executive director, Kentucky Jobs with Justice
- John Garen, professor of economics, University of Kentucky

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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