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The Justice Report explores what our low-income neighbors struggle through and endure in Virginia. Hosted by Salaam Bhatti and Jamshid Bakthiari of the Virginia Poverty Law Center, the show will highlight stories of struggling Virginians and examine the systems that prevent communities from escaping poverty.

The Justice Report Virginia Poverty Law Center

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The Justice Report explores what our low-income neighbors struggle through and endure in Virginia. Hosted by Salaam Bhatti and Jamshid Bakthiari of the Virginia Poverty Law Center, the show will highlight stories of struggling Virginians and examine the systems that prevent communities from escaping poverty.

    The Final Show: It Was Never Just Us For Justice

    The Final Show: It Was Never Just Us For Justice

    Where does Virginia stand when it comes to poverty? In this eleventh and final episode of Season 3 (and the last of the Justice Report), Salaam and Jam talk about the latest news stories in Virginia, their paths moving forward, and the legacy of the Justice Report.

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    • 29 min
    Flying Northam for the Winter: A Conversation with Virginia's First Lady

    Flying Northam for the Winter: A Conversation with Virginia's First Lady

    What's going on in the Governor's Mansion? In this tenth episode of Season 3, Salaam and Jam talk to Pamela Northam, First Lady of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to learn about her background, the legacy of First Ladies, and her work as the Chair of Virginia's Children's Cabinet.

    More info on the VPLC: vplc.org

    Got a story or question? Email us at radioshow@vplc.org


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    • 29 min
    Dad Pod Part 2: A Conversation With Our Immigrant Fathers

    Dad Pod Part 2: A Conversation With Our Immigrant Fathers

    Where did it all begin for our intrepid young podcasters? In this ninth episode of Season 3, Jam sits down with his father, Ali Bakhtiari, to talk about his immigration from Iran, the value of immigration and education, and the challenges of living as an Iranian immigrant during a period of heightened paranoia in America.

    More info on the VPLC: vplc.org

    Got a story or question? Email us at radioshow@vplc.org


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    • 26 min
    Dad Pod Part 1: A Conversation With Our Immigrant Fathers

    Dad Pod Part 1: A Conversation With Our Immigrant Fathers

    Where did it all begin for our intrepid young podcasters? In this eighth episode of Season 3, Salaam sits down with his father, Naweed Bhatti, to talk about his family's immigration from Africa, immigrant life in America, and the challenge of raising a family while lower on the income scale.


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    Got a story or question? Email us at radioshow@vplc.org


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    • 29 min
    Hungry for Change: Can Nutrition Policies Save Virginia?

    Hungry for Change: Can Nutrition Policies Save Virginia?

    How is it that in the world's richest nation, millions still go hungry? And how can Virginia's policies fight against it? In this seventh episode of Season 3, Salaam and Jam sit down with Stephanie Hodges, M.S., Founder of The Nourished Principles, to talk about food apartheid, malnourished communities, the racist roots of hunger, and school meals.
    More info on the VPLC: vplc.org

    Got a story or question? Email us at radioshow@vplc.org


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    • 30 min
    GI for Joe: Can a Guaranteed Income End Poverty?

    GI for Joe: Can a Guaranteed Income End Poverty?

    UBI, Guaranteed Income, Minimum Income--one solution to poverty that's been rising has a simple premise: give people money. In this sixth episode of Season 3, Salaam and Jam talk Guaranteed Income to Danielle Greene, Chief of Staff of the Richmond Resilience Initiative, and Reggie Gordon, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Human Services for the city of Richmond.

    More info on the VPLC: vplc.org

    Got a story or question? Email us at radioshow@vplc.org


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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

A-Schu ,

Justice Matters! Great pod

Salaam and Jamshid do a great job boiling down complex policy issues for the average listener. Also love that they make an effort to include voices of the communities most affected by the issues they discuss. The new & improved production value is also 💯

RaheelTauyyab ,

Amazinggggg

Great podcast!!

Seeker1908 ,

Fun and informative

Endearing pair of do-gooders sharing useful info on anti-poverty measures.

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