A new approach to poverty?

03/05/09 Robert Lorei
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNFs Radioactivity program. I’m Rob Lorei.

Coming up: We’ll hear about a novel project in Philadelphia to fight poverty. And later, in light of the president’s summit meeting on health care and the word that General Motors is on the brink of collapse, we’ll talk about health care reform with one of the country’s leading experts on Canadian style single payer health care.

But first some listener comments about yesterday’s program. A lot of people wanted to comment about Rush Limbaugh’s emergence as one of the leading Republican voices in the country.

On the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida a Department of Geography colloquium will explore the issue “The End of Poverty: Is it Possible?” with Pennsylvania State University Professor Lakshman Yapa on March 6 at 1:15 p.m. in the Chemistry Building Room 217. This event is free and open to the public.

Yapa will discuss the Philadelphia Urban Poverty Project, an example of an unconventional approach to finding answers to the problem of poverty.

Professor Yapa joins us right now.

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