After spending the past several years at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, Off-Kilter, the podcast about poverty, inequality, and everything they intersect with, is excited to have a new home at The Century Foundation.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown, Rep. Raul Grijlava, Rep. Jamaal Bowman, and a panel of disability and seniors’ advocates talk about why it’s so important that SSI — a long-neglected income assistance program for seniors and people with disabilities — be updated as part of upcoming recovery legislation.

Rebecca talks to the authors of Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending U.S. Poverty — Joanne Goldblum and Colleen Shaddox. Subscribe to Off-Kilter on iTunes.

Nearly 40 million people in the U.S. live below the official poverty line — which in 2021 is just $26,000 for a family of…

With a wave of hysteria around so-called labor shortages dominating the headlines — and Republican governors moving to cut off access to pandemic jobless benefits in their states — Rebecca sat down with the Economic Policy Institute’s Heidi Shierholz for a reality check on what’s going on in the labor…

Rebecca talks to state leaders from Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and California behind transformative wins on “clean slate” and fair chance licensing reforms in the states. Subscribe to Off-Kilter on iTunes.

As leaders at all levels of government work to “build back better” — and to address the nation’s legacy…

As Off-Kilter’s #SecondChanceMonth series continues, to mark 4/20, Rebecca talks to Adam Vine, cofounder of Cage Free Cannabis & Cage Free Repair, and Felicia Carbajal of National Expungement Week. Subscribe to Off-Kilter on iTunes.

“The War on Drugs has disproportionately harmed communities of color. People have lost jobs, education, housing…

Rebecca talks to Desmond Meade and Sheena Meade about their work to restore voting rights and economic security for people impacted by criminal records — and the importance of centering the leadership of people directly impacted by our broken criminal legal system in this work. Subscribe to Off-Kilter on iTunes.

Rebecca talks to two of the leading academics behind a new line of research on the “second chance gap” — whose research on who’s getting left behind by hard-to-navigate expungement systems has been fueling state momentum to make criminal record-clearing automatic for everyone who’s eligible. Subscribe to Off-Kilter on iTunes.

A deep-dive on what it will take to ensure low-income individuals and families can actually access the new child allowance and other income-boosting provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act — to ensure that the law’s promised poverty reductions transfer from spreadsheets into real life. Subscribe to Off-Kilter on iTunes.

Rebecca talks to Jeremie Greer — co-founder and co-executive director of Liberation in a Generation — about the case for centering grassroots leaders of color within the anti-monopoly movement, and reimagining the antitrust movement’s work through a racial justice lens. Subscribe to Off-Kilter on iTunes.

“The year 2020 was painful…

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