Family Poverty is Not Child Neglect

This week’s guests:

  • Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI)
  • Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance
  • Hildalyn Colon, coordinator of the District Attorney’s Construction Fraud Task Force
  • Jeremy Slevin, director of antipoverty advocacy (and faithful sidekick)

For more on this week’s topics:

This week’s transcript

REBECCA VALLAS (HOST): Welcome to Off Kilter, the show about poverty, inequality and everything they intersect with, powered by the Center for American Progress Action Fund. I’m Rebecca Vallas. This week on Off Kilter, as outrage continues to mount around families being separated at the border, families are quietly being separated in communities across the U.S. for the crime of being poor. I speak with Congreswoman Gwen Moore about how the child welfare system is America is punishing families for their poverty under the guise of protecting children from neglect and her new bill to reform the practice. Later in the show, I speak with Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and Hildalyn Colon, the coordinator of the District Attorney’s Construction Fraud Task Force about how the DA’s office is taking on wage theft, worker safety, wrongful deaths and more for the city’s construction workers, who aren’t just risking their lives in hazardous jobs, but who also can be left wondering whether they’ll get paid. But first Slevs, come on in, it’s been quite a week already and it’s only Tuesday.

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Off-Kilter is the podcast about poverty and inequality—and everything they intersect with. **Show archive 2017-May ‘21** Current episodes: tcf.org/off-kilter.

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Off-Kilter Podcast

Off-Kilter Podcast

Off-Kilter is the podcast about poverty and inequality—and everything they intersect with. **Show archive 2017-May ‘21** Current episodes: tcf.org/off-kilter.