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KNPR'S STATE OF NEVADA -- Poverty seems to be an endemic problem. Every society has apparently had impoverished people but we set about eradicating that problem in the Great Society. But it remains a serious problem. Why? Are we following the wrong policies? Are we unwilling to change? Or is poverty simply inevitable. We talk with a panel of experts who say that we need stronger help for the poor as well as those who say that those programs have already proven complete failures. Where do you stand on helping the poor?



William Epstein, Professor of Social Work, UNLV

Barbara Buckley, Executive Director, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, and former Speaker of the Nevada Assembly

Pastor Robert Fowler, Victory Missionary Baptist Church

Tom Grover, attorney and Nevada Republican Party Committeeman

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