How well do we really know the poor? As our nation's economy grows and the jobless rate decreases, are we increasingly ignoring their voices? Haven't we always ignored them?
As a nation, perhaps. But there are those who've made it their life's work to help share the stories of those in need, to fight for economic justice, to not ignore.
This hour we hear personal accounts of living in economic hardship, as well as moral, political, and philosophical arguments in favor of helping.
- William Barber II - Pastor, political leader, and former President of the NAACP's North Carolina chapter; co-author of Revive Us Again: Vision and Action in Moral Organizing and co-founder of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
- Peter Singer - Philosopher, writer as well as Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton and Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne; Co-Founder of the nonprofit, The Life You Can Save as well as the author of The Life You Can Save and most recently The Most Good You Can Do
- Sarah Smarsh - Writer and journalist covering issues of socio-economic class, politics, and public policy; author of Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country in the World
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.