17 episodes

Poverty warriors Joanne Goldblum and Colleen Shaddox bring facts and passion to current events affecting the most vulnerable people in the US.


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Broke J. Goldblum & C. Shaddox

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    • 4.7 • 12 Ratings

Poverty warriors Joanne Goldblum and Colleen Shaddox bring facts and passion to current events affecting the most vulnerable people in the US.


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    America the Hungry

    America the Hungry

    The authors share more behind-the-scenes stories from their book, Broke in America. In the telling, they reveal why so many people in the U.S. don’t have the money – or the time – to eat healthfully.

    Keywords: school nutrition, food insecurity, SNAP, community eligibility, food environment


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    • 12 min
    America the Thirsty

    America the Thirsty

    Drawing on their book, Broke in America, Goldblum and Shaddox discuss enormous problems with water affordability and safety within the U.S.

    Keywords: Flint, bottled water, infrastructure, Nestle


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    • 15 min
    Decent paychecks fill jobs

    Decent paychecks fill jobs

    Some employers are saying that they cannot fill jobs. Goldblum and Shaddox have a revolutionary idea: Pay your workers and treat them well.

    Keywords: McDonald's, Target, Bob's Red Mill, BJ's, Costco, King Arthur Flour, wage fairness, employment, tax policy, Patriotic Millionaires


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    • 20 min
    COVID heightens food insecurity

    COVID heightens food insecurity

    In 2019, 35 million US Americans experienced food insecurity. Half again as many may go hungry because of the pandemic. We talk with Betti Wiggins, a school nutrition officer in Houston, about changes that can increase food access during (and after) COVID-19.


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    • 29 min
    Voter Registration is Anti-Poverty Work

    Voter Registration is Anti-Poverty Work

    We welcome Phillip Vander Klay of the National Diaper Bank Network who talks about the role nonprofits can play in making sure poverty doesn’t rob people of the right to vote. We talk about nonpartisan actions nonprofits can take and how local elections matter too, as illustrated by a struggle in Colleen’s hometown.


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    • 29 min
    Digital Divide Threatens Access to Education

    Digital Divide Threatens Access to Education

    Children who live in low income and minority households are more likely to lack Internet access. If you can’t do your online homework, do you fail? Will distance learning still be the standard come fall? Joanne and Colleen discuss the necessity of Internet access in the 21st century and the urgency of making it universal.

    Keywords: Digital divide, internet access, access to education, inequity, COVID-19


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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Alice in plunderland ,

BROKE

This podcast is one of the most honest discussions about the impact of poverty on the heath and wellness of our communities.
Joanne and Carol are extremely knowledgeable about the policies, practices and laws that support and interfere with folks living thriving lives. They challenge the listener to re-think current assumptions about how income is distributed and reflect on how programs may be deliberately designed to impede success. Great podcast, highly recommend for those interested in promoting justice and equity for all.

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