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Matt Desmond: Evicted--The Heavy Toll of America's Unknown Epidemic
Matthew Desmond is a Harvard professor and author who began studying the largely unknown epidemic of eviction that threatens America’s poor every day. Having lived among and befriended those hardest hit by this societal ill, Desmond’s new book “Evicted” follows the stories of eight different families caught in the downward spiral of insufficient employment, bad housing records, poverty, and, of course, loss of housing. His experience has also led him to believe that these social issues can be resolved as we become more aware of the Americans who aren’t able to “live the dream” of secure housing.—Original airdate: 5/29/2016


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