- Anemic job numbers and wage growth put a damper on the week;
- More retail sales troubles;
- Why are brands leaving Amazon.com and what comes next;
- The Wall Street numbers for the day;
- Starter homes seem to be making a comeback.
Those stories plus a rare two-part conversation. This time it's about poverty in Iowa and the United States. That uncomfortable reality nobody seems to want to discuss.
In this, the first of two parts of a conversation with several Iowan's involved in the upcoming Iowa Event for the Poor People's Campaign, I sit down with Rev. Jessica Petersen, labor leader John Campbell, activist Ayisha Al-Hassan and national coordinator Clinton Wright. What is this national campaign about, how did they get involved, what are the political, social and business demands, who are the poor people that are impacted and much more. Iowa is one of 20 states to be visited by the national leadership of Rev.Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis on Wednesday the 15th of January. Details about the Iowa "We Must Do More" event are right here.
In this Insight Extra we continue our conversation with the Iowa leadership for the "We Must Do More" Event coming to Des Moines on January 15th and a planned march to the Democratic Debate at Drake University the afternoon of January 14th.
Thanks for listening!