Broke

Dirty Little Secret: Diaper Need Keeps Families in Poverty

An episode of Broke

By J. Goldblum & C. Shaddox
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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TANF: Don’t call it welfare, because it’s not helping anyone fare well
Poverty warriors Joanne Goldblum and Colleen Shaddox talk about the Clintonian overhaul of welfare that has pushed children into extreme poverty for decades. As always, they have opinions, strong ones, and question why the richest nation in the world embraces such a cruel public policy.
30:21
August 2, 2019
Dirty Little Secret: Diaper Need Keeps Families in Poverty
One in three US families cannot afford the diapers their babies need. National Diaper Bank Network CEO Joanne Goldblum talks with journalist Colleen Shaddox about the economic and medical harm done by diaper need.
42:09
July 13, 2019
Oh SNAP: Why is feeding hungry people controversial?
Joanne and Colleen talk about why food assistance is always on the chopping block and how disastrous the president's proposed cuts will be. Special guest Dan Giusti, a renowned chef who left a five-star restaurant to revolutionize school lunches, talks about the barriers to cooking while poor. Check your assumptions at the door - and get ready to be an educated advocate.
26:11
March 27, 2019
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