Rural Poverty

While the number of North Carolinians living in poverty has declined dramatically since the 1960s, there are still more than half a million rural people living in poverty today. Host Melinda Penkava leads a discussion about rural poverty in North Carolina: what’s changed, what’s remained the same, and how our strategies for addressing the conditions of poverty have evolved. Guests include Jason Gray, research and policy director with the Southern Rural Development Initiative; Al Delia, associate vice chancellor of Research Economic Development, and Community Engagement at East Carolina University; and Leslie Scott, director of the Institute for Rural Entrepreneurship at the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center. Listener Call-In. (59:00)

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