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OFF-KILTER with Rebecca Vallas

Progressive Voices

Formerly TalkPoverty Radio, Off-Kilter is a podcast about poverty and inequality — and everything they intersect with. Each week, host Rebecca Vallas is joined by experts, advocates, activists, and other smart people to break down the issues of the day — and how we fight back. Heavy topics… but with a hefty dose of laughter and snark. Off-Kilter is powered by the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Find Off-Kilter on the Progressive Voices Network, the We Act Radio network in DC, local radio stations across the U.S., and as a podcast.We want to hear from you! Send ideas, pitches, and feedback to offkilter@americanprogressaction.org.

Formerly TalkPoverty Radio, Off-Kilter is a podcast about poverty and inequality — and everything they intersect with. Each week, host Rebecca Vallas is joined by experts, advocates, activists, and other smart people to break down the issues of the day — and how we fight back. Heavy topics… but with a hefty dose of laughter and snark. Off-Kilter is powered by the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Find Off-Kilter on the Progressive Voices Network, the We Act Radio network in DC, local radio stations across the U.S., and as a podcast.We want to hear from you! Send ideas, pitches, and feedback to offkilter@americanprogressaction.org.

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United States

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Formerly TalkPoverty Radio, Off-Kilter is a podcast about poverty and inequality — and everything they intersect with. Each week, host Rebecca Vallas is joined by experts, advocates, activists, and other smart people to break down the issues of the day — and how we fight back. Heavy topics… but with a hefty dose of laughter and snark. Off-Kilter is powered by the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Find Off-Kilter on the Progressive Voices Network, the We Act Radio network in DC, local radio stations across the U.S., and as a podcast.We want to hear from you! Send ideas, pitches, and feedback to offkilter@americanprogressaction.org.

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English


Episodes
Rebecca talks to social insurance scholar Michael Graetz about his book "The Wolf at the Door" and how the U.S. might begin to address the rampant economic insecurity that long predated COVID--even in our current political climate. Show notes: https://medium.com/@OffKilterShow/the-wolf-at-the-door-16f4cae7a86b

Duration:01:02:52

Rebecca sits down with Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) for a look at the agenda Dems in Congress are trying to advance to get much-needed help to workers and families amid COVID19. Show notes: https://medium.com/@OffKilterShow/sen-bennet-on-the-covid-response-we-need-8ad0c18a7359

Duration:00:27:33

Rebecca sits down with Gbenga Ajilore and Greg Kaufmann for a deep-dive on why many rural communities—and the Black rural south in particular—are extra vulnerable amid the pandemic—and what we can do to ensure they aren’t left behind in our COVID response. Show notes: https://medium.com/@OffKilterShow/rural-america-meet-covid-19-3f4e32ace432

Duration:00:38:33

Rebecca talks to Quintin Williams, a leading criminal justice reform organizer, about the need to move past the U.S.’s obsession with the “violent/nonviolent” dichotomy as we protect people behind bars from the spread of COVID19—plus the “second chances” response we need to ensure the 1 in 3 Americans with criminal records aren’t left behind. Show notes: https://medium.com/@OffKilterShow/covid-19-doesnt-care-what-s-in-your-record-we-shouldn-t-either-6baedd41faf9

Duration:00:46:22

Rebecca talks to Imani Barbarin about Vote For Access, a new online TV program on the barriers to voting for people with disabilities. Show notes: https://medium.com/@OffKilterShow/vote-for-access-1dd713756e30

Duration:00:39:43

Rebecca sits down with law professor and former tenants’ rights organizer Ray Brescia, to discuss his new book “The Future of Change: How Technology Shapes Social Revolutions.” Show notes: https://medium.com/@OffKilterShow/how-technology-shapes-social-revolutions-15126e7c7284

Duration:00:41:15

Rebecca talks with Azza Altiraifi of CAP’s Disability Justice Initiative about how asset limits have become a deadly poverty trap in the age of Coronavirus. Full show notes: https://medium.com/@OffKilterShow/deadly-poverty-trap-bcfb0f61636e

Duration:00:33:29

As the grim data on racial disparities of who’s losing their lives to COVID19 continue to roll in, Rebecca sits down with Angela Hanks of the Groundwork Collaborative for a deep-dive into how structural racism is exacerbating the coronavirus pandemic for black people—and especially black women. For full show notes: https://medium.com/@OffKilterShow/structural-racism-in-the-age-of-coronavirus-22a28fa20302

Duration:00:35:45

“This chart is a portrait of disaster. I have spent the last 20 years studying the labor market and have never seen anything like it. Unemployment insurance claims for the last two weeks are mind-blowing.” –EPI’s Heidi Shierholz

Duration:00:48:40

The fight to make sure some of the poorest people in the US get direct emergency payments, explained (with Chuck Marr, director of tax policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities).

Duration:00:33:00

For the latest installment in Off-Kilter’s ongoing COVID-19 series, Rebecca talks with Helen Gym, Councilmember-at-large in Philadelphia’s City Council, about how local leaders have been stepping up and leading the way amid a slow and inadequate federal response.

Duration:00:30:38

Rebecca Cokley of the Disability Justice Initiative on how people with disabilities have been left behind in the COVID-19 relief packages so far — and what the disability community needs now to weather the pandemic.

Duration:00:34:50

With the ongoing debate around health care rationing and ventilator shortages amid COVd19, Rebecca talks to Ari Ne’eman, Alice Wong, and Sam Bagenstos about the importance of disability non-discrimination in health care.

Duration:00:49:15

Matt Cortland on where things stand with the COVID-19 response, the science of social distancing, and how we can ensure people with disabilities aren’t left behind in the response—PLUS: Tom Jawetz and Emily Galvin-Almanza on the steps leaders need to take to reach the nation’s 5,000 prisons, jails, and immigrant detention facilities.

Duration:01:14:10

Jared Bernstein unpacks the economics of the Coronavirus pandemic—and the economic policies that are needed to protect workers, families, and the economy as a whole. PLUS: Kat Calvin on the story behind Spread the Vote, which helps get people ID.

Duration:01:00:35

Economist Gbenga Ajilore on the persistence of the black-white unemployment gap—PLUS: everything you need to know about the “public charge” rule now that it’s taken effect, with Connie Choi of the Protecting Immigrant Families campaign.

Duration:00:57:52

The Nation’s Greg Kaufmann on his recent article “Appalachia gets special funding. The black rural south deserves it too. PLUS: We mark Valentine’s Day for millionaires with Social Security Works’s Alex Lawson.

Duration:01:03:14

This week on Off-Kilter, we break down the latest Trump budget with CAP’s Seth Hanlon and Lily Roberts, and Bobby Kogan, chief mathematician of the Senate Budget Committee.

Duration:01:16:12

CAP’s Shilpa Phadke on the push for nationwide paid leave, as the House takes up its first-ever hearing on the FAMILY Act—PLUS: a deep-dive with EPI’s Ben Zipperer on why expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit should go hand-in-hand with raising the minimum wage.

Duration:01:00:33

Ed Chung on the campaign to destroy bail reform in New York state—PLUS: Ezra Levin on the Indivisible movement three years on, his and Leah Greenberg’s new book, and the path to defeating Trump and Trumpism in 2020 and beyond.

Duration:01:16:49