‘Miracle’ on First St.
Feb 6, 2019

‘Miracle’ on First St.

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We're parsing out some of those jobs numbers President Trump dropped during Tuesday's State of the Union address. What's the real threat to the president's touted "economic miracle." Plus, a new study finds one quarter of Americans in poverty eligible for federal benefits don't get them. And the president of the European Council says there's a "special place in hell" for promoters of Brexit who didn't really think this whole thing through.

Today's show is sponsored by Avery Publishing, the United States Postal Service and Indeed.

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Urban Institute analyzes reach of social safety net

Feb 6, 2019
A new analysis by the Urban Institute finds that a quarter of Americans living in poverty don’t receive public assistance such as food stamps, subsidized housing, child care or cash benefits.
A sign in a New York City market window advertises the acceptance of food stamps.
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America's "economic miracle." But for everyone?

Feb 6, 2019
President Donald Trump claims uptick in jobs and wages for workers.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump enters a campaign event at the Berglund Center on Sept. 24, 2016 in Roanoke, Virginia. 
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We’re parsing out some of those jobs numbers President Trump dropped during Tuesday’s State of the Union address. What’s the real threat to the president’s touted “economic miracle.” Plus, a new study finds one quarter of Americans in poverty eligible for federal benefits don’t get them. And the president of the European Council says there’s a “special place in hell” for promoters of Brexit who didn’t really think this whole thing through.

Today’s show is sponsored by Avery Publishing, the United States Postal Service and Indeed.

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director