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Notes on Ending Poverty in America: Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar David Grusky to Lecture at TU

Aired on Monday, October 12th.

In the 1960s, during the tenure of LBJ, a so-called "war on poverty" was decalred in the U.S. Could or should such a "war" be waged again, and if so, how would it fare? On this edition of StudioTulsa, and interesting discussion in that regard with David Grusky, who is the Barbara Kimball Browning Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University. He's also the director of the Center on Poverty and Inequality at Stanford, and he co-edits Pathways Magazine as well as Stanford's Studies in Social Inequality Book Series. Tonight, Monday the 12th, as a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar here at TU, Dr. Grusky will present a free-to-the-public lecture entitled "A Blueprint for Ending Poverty...Permanently." As we learn in our discussion with Dr. Grusky, his research explores whether and why gender, racial, and class-based inequalities are growing more pronounced in this country, and how such differences (in all three of these areas) might best be measured. Dr. Grusky's recent books include "Occupy the Future," "The New Gilded Age," "The Great Recession," and "The Inequality Puzzle" -- and you can learn more about his upcoming address at TU, which begins tonight at 7pm in the Chapman Hall Lecture Hall, at this link.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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