Questions of poverty in America / Michael Harrington.

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Questions of poverty in America / Michael Harrington.
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Talk on the basic causes of poverty in the United States.|QUESTIONS OF POVERTY IN AMERICA / Michael Harrington. - SERIES: Poverty in America| no. 2 An interview with noted author and social critic Michael Harrington on the basic nature of poverty in the United States. CONTENT: Michael Harrington suggests why his book "Poverty in America" is still successful two years after its' publication, his early experiences living and working with the poor, his views about the culture of poverty, and his desire to work with government agencies to battle poverty. Harrington goes on to examine the importance of full employment, poverty programs in Appalachia, and European impressions of American poverty. There are ways for the poor to improve themselves, he continues, with labor unions as a organizing force for the unemployed and poor to become empowered. He concludes by explaining why the poor are still "invisible" to most Americans, and how President Johnson's War on Poverty is changing that fact. RECORDED: University of California, Berkeley, 17 Feb. 1964. BROADCAST: KPFA, 28 Mar. 1964.

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at University of California, Berkeley, 17 Feb. 1964.
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KPFA, 28 Mar. 1964.
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1 reel (43 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono.|43:00
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1964.
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