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What’s Life For The Average, Poor American?


12/09/14 - What’s life for the average, poor American? 

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Linda Tirado

Many have experienced it.  One third of Americans barely scrape by each month.  A serious crisis can lead to homelessness.  Don’t miss Tuesday’s Topical Currents.  We’ll speak not with a professor, sociologist or journalist . . . but with Linda Tirado, who’s trapped in the grim world of the working poor.  Her blog caught fire.  Now, she’s written HAND TO MOUTH:  Living in Bootstrap America. That’s Topical Currents Tuesday at 1pm.

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