This edition: Linda Gibbs, (Pt. 1 of 2) Co-guests: Lilliam Barrios-Paoli and Lawrence Aber
Original tape date: December 19, 2006.
In episode one of this two-part special, Doug sits down with Linda Gibbs, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, to talk about the recently released poverty report titled "Increasing Opportunity and Reducing Poverty in New York City." Joining Doug and Deputy Mayor Gibbs are two members of the New York City Commission for Economic Opportunity, Lilliam Barrios-Paoli of Safe Space NYC, and Lawrence Aber of NYU's Steinhardt School of Education. Topics of discussion include: determining factors of poverty, what these statistics overlook, and what programs and issues can be brought to light to shrink the number of impoverished families in New York City.