We’re proud to bring you two more editions of Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America.
In Confronting Inequality on Eastern Long Island, Emmy-award winning journalist Frank Sesno speaks with four community leaders who have unique insight into the troubles that confront the East End. Tela Troge of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, Sandra Dunn of OLA of Eastern Long Island, and Brenda Simmons of the Southampton African American Museum (SAAM) offer their perspectives from diverse communities bearing the brunt of the consequences of inequality, and Town of Riverhead Community Development Director Dawn Thomas shares her insight on what Riverhead is doing to preserve affordability and diversity – and avoid the fate of its eastern counterparts.
In Great Gatsby Then & Now, Bob McKinnon, host of the podcast Attribution, talks with Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and The Nicky and Jamie Grant Distinguished Professor of the Practice in Literary Criticism at Georgetown University. They discuss her book “So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came To Be and Why It Endures,” and what The Great Gatsby continues to teach us about class in America.
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Major funding for Chasing the Dream is provided by The JPB Foundation with additional funding from The Peter G. Peterson and Joan Ganz Cooney Fund, and Sue and Edgar Wachenheim, III. You can learn more at pbs.org/chasingthedream.