Radiolab Presents: On the Media: Busted, America's Poverty Myths

1/18/2017, 6:00:00 AM , duration(0:0:2)
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<p>We love to share great radio, even if we didn’t make it. Today, On the Media’s Brooke Gladstone tells Jad and Robert about a mammoth project they launched to take a critical look at the tales we tell ourselves when we talk about poverty.</p> <p>In a 5-part series called "Busted: America’s Poverty Myths,” On the Media picked apart numerous oft-repeated narratives about what it's like to be poor in America. From Ben Franklin to a brutal eviction, Brooke gives us just a little taste of what she learned and shares a couple stories of the struggle to get ahead, or even just get by.</p> <p>Go check out the full series, it’s well worth it. You can <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/series/busted-americas-poverty-myths">hear all 5 episodes of Busted here</a> or <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/on-the-media/id73330715?mt=2">subscribe to On the Media in iTunes</a> (or wherever you get your podcasts) to listen to this series or all their other great work.</p> <p><em>"Busted: America’s Poverty Myths" was produced by Meara Sharma and Eve Claxton and edited by Katya Rogers. They produced the series in collaboration with WNET’s Chasing the Dream; poverty and opportunity in America.</em></p> <p>Support Radiolab by becoming a member today at <a href="https://pledge3.wnyc.org/donate/radiolab-it/onestep/?utm_source=wnyc&amp;utm_medium=radiolab-redirect&amp;utm_campaign=pledge&amp;utm_content=show-notes" target="_blank" title="Pledge">Radiolab.org/donate</a>.     </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>