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Colleen Shaddox

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50: America Has Failed Its Working Poor, with Joanne Goldblum and Colleen Shaddox

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More than 1 in 3 Americans - roughly 38% - are having difficulty meeting their basic needs each month. You may be one of them, or know someone who is. Or you don't know, because they're hiding it from you. Regardless, the number remains: 123 million people. Broke in America authors Joanne Samuel Goldblum and Colleen Shaddox believe it doesn't have to be this way, and they're ready to prove their case.Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending US Poverty, by Joanne Samuel Goldblum & Colleen ShaddoxNational Diaper Bank NetworkAlliance for Period Supplies"John Steinbeck once said..." - Ronald Wright, A Short History of Progress10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure - Pew Charitable Trusts"You're Not You When You're Hungry" - Snickers CommercialDoes 'Medicare For All' Cost More Than The Entire Budget? - PolitiFactWestern Regional Advocacy ProjectFeeding AmericaFollow Joanne on Twitter: @jgoldblumFollow Colleen on Twitter: @ColleenFree----------Email: wherewegopod@gmail.comInstagram: @wwgnpodcast

1hr 9mins

16 Mar 2022

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Let's Not Make Poverty a Policy Choice with Joanne Goldblum & Colleen Shaddox

Hello Somebody

Senator Turner elevates U.S. poverty repair with author-activists, Joanne Goldblum & Colleen Shaddox. These three break down the gravity of how we’re perpetuating poverty through policy, practices and pre-conceived notions about the morality of being poor…and how we can change. #HelloSomebodyLINKSBroke in America: Seeing, Understanding and Ending U.S. Poverty by Joanne Goldblum and Colleen Shaddox*Foreword by Bomani Jones; SNT reads from the foreword in this episodehttp://brokeinamerica.net/The National Diaper Bank Networkhttps://nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org/Poor People’s Campaign: William Barberhttps://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/American Promise – restore American democracyhttps://americanpromise.net/PRO-ACT, Protecting the Right to Organize Acthttps://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/842Tax the Rich! How Lies, Loopholes and Lobbyists Make the Rich Even Richer by Morris Pearl, Erica Payne & The Patriotic Millionaires https://taxtherich.com/the-book/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


22 Jul 2021

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Colleen Shaddox and Joanne Samuel Goldblum - Broke in America

Dissident Orthodoxy

Joanne Samuel Goldblum and Colleen Shaddox, the authors of Broke in America (Ben Bella Books, 2021), join Casey for a discussion on their work, the state of poverty in America and the fact that poverty is a policy choice. We get into such topics as privatization of basic human needs, school zoning and whether the Biden administration is doing anything notable to combat poverty on a national scale. Both authors share how they came to this work as well as the faith traditions (Jewish and Catholic) that brought them to care for the poor in a material way. We also discuss what it truly means to be on the side of the poor and marginalized (hint: it has much more to do with material restructuring than it does performative gesticulations or interpersonal anti-racist measures) and the fact that Barbara Lee is the real deal (for just one proof of this fact, watch this video right after 9/11, when she stands alone in the House of Representatives - not even Bernie got this one right - and defends her sole vote against Bush's AUMF)! Order Broke in America here ***Like the show? Rate and review us on Apple Podcasts!!!*** Promo Music by Orbach  https://orbach.bandcamp.com/album/orbach Theme Music by Small Fish: https://soundcloud.com/small-fish Support the show: patreon.com/caseyhobbs Follow Casey's work: https://caseyhobbs.com/ https://twitter.com/caseyhobbs Joanne Goldblum is CEO and founder of the National Diaper Bank Network, encompassing more than 200 member organizations that provide diapers and other basic needs to families across America. In 2018, she founded the Alliance for Period Supplies, which provides free hygiene products to the one in four people for whom menstruation means difficulty attending school and work. Joanne has spent her career working with and advocating for families in poverty. She has written op-eds for The Washington Post, US News & World Report, and HuffPost. She has been an ABC Person of the Week and the subject of profiles by CNN, People, and many other outlets. Joanne is an inspiring and in-demand speaker. In 2007 she was chosen as one of 10 Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leaders on the basis of her work to found the New Haven Diaper Bank. Colleen Shaddox is a print and radio journalist and activist. Her publication credits include The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, America, and many more. She left daily newspapers when an editor reprimanded her for “writing too many stories about poor people” and went to work in a soup kitchen. She has had one foot in journalism and one in non-profits ever since. In states throughout the country, Colleen has worked on winning campaigns to get kids out of adult prisons, to end juvenile life without parole and to limit shackling in juvenile courts. She is a frequently anthologized fiction writer. Her award-winning play, The Shakespeares, and other dramatic works have been performed around the country.


13 Jul 2021

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"Broke in America"--feat. Joanne Goldblum and Colleen Shaddox

OFF-KILTER with Rebecca Vallas

Nearly 40 million people in the U.S. live below the official poverty line—which in 2021 is just $26,000 for a family of four. But while poverty is all too often portrayed as a personal failure, it’s actually the result of bad public policy choices. Public policy has purposefully erected barriers that deny access to basic needs, creating a society where people can easily become trapped in poverty—not because we as a nation lack the resources to lift them out, but because we are actively choosing not to. This is the premise of a new book called Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending U.S. Poverty, which looks at many of the policy choices conspiring to keep people poor and offers a roadmap of solutions that would eradicate poverty in the U.S. Rebecca sat down with the authors, Joanne Goldblum and Colleen Shaddox, for this week's pod. Get the book: https://benbellabooks.com/shop/brokeinamerica/ National Diaper Bank Network: nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org Alliance for Period Supplies: https://www.allianceforperiodsupplies.org/

1hr 8mins

21 May 2021

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EP121 Broke in America with Joanne Goldblum & Colleen Shaddox

The Jim Rutt Show

Joanne Goldblum & Colleen Shaddox talk to Jim about their book, Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending U.S. Poverty...Joanne Goldblum & Colleen Shaddox talk to Jim about their book, Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending U.S. Poverty. They cover the "give a man fish" fallacy, poverty quicksand, two vs one-parent households, nurture vs nature, poverty's impact on children, poverty definition & demographics, rural vs urban poverty, water access issues & pricing, malnutrition, low-cost food plan, time poverty, National Diaper Bank Network, affordable housing & zoning laws, building codes & tiny homes, gov. commitment to social welfare / security / health, UBI vs guaranteed income, a national jobs guarantee, minimum wage, poverty advocates & activists, and more.Episode Transcript

1hr 29mins

12 Apr 2021

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Wildoak Living: Joanne Goldblum and Colleen Shaddox on Ending U.S. Poverty

KZYX Public Affairs

March 25, 2021--Johanna Wildoak talks with Joanne Goldblum and Colleen Shaddox about their book Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending U.S. Poverty. They reframe poverty as a policy—not a people—problem, enabled by a litany of institutional obstacles.


27 Mar 2021

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Joanne Goldblum and Colleen Shaddox discuss #BrokeinAmerica - #ConversationsLIVE

"Conversations LIVE!" with Cyrus Webb

Host Cyrus Webb welcomes Joanne Samuel Goldblum and Colleen Shaddox to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss their new book BROKE IN AMERICA: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending U. S. Poverty.


29 Jan 2021

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Heart of a Heartless World -Catholicism, Socialism, and Healthcare with Colleen Shaddox

Religious Socialism Podcast

In this episode of the RS podcast, Heart in a Heartless World,, our guest is Colleen Shaddox, a devout Roman Catholic, a committed socialist, and a veteran healthcare journalist. Shaddox’s articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, and many other outlets. Along with her co-author Joanne Goldblum, Shaddox just completed a book on the everyday lives of persons living in poverty and the broken policies that cause their suffering.Shaddox is interviewed in this episode by the Religion and Socialism Working Group member Fran Quigley. They discuss the connection between Catholicism and socialism, what socialism has to say about the COVID-19 pandemic and access to healthcare, what progressive Christians should be doing in response to reactionary Christianity, and Colleen’s interesting paths to Roman Catholicism, socialism, and writing about healthcare.“It’s Matthew 25, right?” Shaddox says. “You're supposed to feed the hungry and care for the sick, and we don't do that under capitalism.” Some of Colleen Shaddox’s healthcare journalism can be found here, and her book can be pre-ordered here. Look on our website for more about DSA’s Religion and Socialism Working Group.


24 Apr 2020

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Colleen Shaddox: Jazz is the Sound of God Laughing

This I Believe

As a child, Colleen Shaddox loved hearing her uncle play jazz piano. Now her son is developing a love for the music that she believes unites her family even in the most troubling of times.


23 Apr 2018