Questioning Assumptions About Poverty

Hanford, Emily
March 2006
Nieman Reports;Spring2006, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p7
The article relates how the author managed a public radio station in North Carolina that devoted extraordinary time and resources to an exploration of what it means to be poor. The idea for a radio series about poverty had been in the author's mind for a long time, before it materialized. In 2004, the station had a sudden opportunity to apply for some grant money. Late in the summer of 2004, the author planned the poverty series in earnest, and began the quest to understand the politics of poverty.


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