Lucinda Jesson: Commissioner of the Minn. Department of Human Services. Former professor at Hamline University Law School and founder of Hamline's Health Law Institute. Former Minn. Deputy Attorney General.
Is America losing the war on poverty? President Lyndon Johnson hired Sargent Shriver to lead his war on poverty in the 1960s. Shriver died earlier this week, but poverty levels in America remain shockingly high.
An American RadioWorks documentary, "The War on Poverty: From the Great Society to the Great Recession," examines the modern face of poverty and asks why LBJ's dream of a Great Society is still beyond reach.12:00 p.m.