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The Rise of Poverty in Las Vegas

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AIR DATE: November 8, 2011

Between 2000 and 2009 poverty in Las Vegas rose sharply. According to new data from the U.S. Census in that time about 32,000 people moved into high poverty neighborhoods in Las Vegas. So what were the contributing factors to increased poverty? Alan Berube, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution joins us to discuss why poverty rose so sharply since 2000.
 
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Alan Berube, Sr Fellow and Research Dir, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Inst
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    It's hard not to feel hopeless about this situation both here in S. Nevada and nationwide (heck globally) So many things have to go right for the US to balance out - reforms in government, wall st / banks, health care / wellness, personal responsibility and of course increasing average educational attainment.
    aunty palinNov 7, 2011 09:07:08 AM
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