Guest: U. Mass Boston Professor Randy Albelda
This year, interspersed with new shows, the Free School University Program will be replaying most of the shows from last year, roughly in chronological order. (The only shows we’ll skip will be those for which there is no recording, and maybe a few that were so topical that they are no longer of great interest.) Most of these shows are also available on our Archive and Podcast pages.
This week, with Mother’s Day coming up, we’ll rebroadast MOTHERHOOD AND POVERTY IN AMERICA with U. Mass Professor Randy Albelda, which originally broadcast on 3/7/2012. Don’t forget your mother, on May 12th. Or everyone else’s.
Feminist, activist and economics professor Randy Albelda shares her deep understanding of the way poverty is not only feminized but, to coin a word, motherized in our society. She helps us understand why it is so difficult for single mothers to avoid poverty. She talks about what programs work (even if they have always been too stingy to really work well), and which ones don’t, and why. Most important for activists, she tells us what we should demand of our government if we really want to end poverty.
Randy Albelda is co-author (with Chris Tilly) of Glass Ceilings and Bottomless Pits: Women’s Work, Women’s Poverty, and author of numerous articles on women and poverty in Dollars and Sense magazine and elsewhere.
Motherhood and Poverty in America
with U. Mass Boston Prof. Randy Albelda
Wednesday, 5/8/2013 7:00 pm USA Eastern Time
(Rebroadcast of a show that aired 3/7/12)
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with rebroadcasts the following Monday 10:00 am
and Wednesday 7:00 am
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