Rita Dove's poetry career has spanned more than forty years. During that time she won a Pulitzer Prize and became the first African-American poet laureate of the United States. Now she's released a new edition of collected works. Rita Dove on a life lived in verse.
In 1996, then-President Bill Clinton approved the end of "welfare as we know it" by signing the Personal Responsibility Act. Journalist LynNell Hancock describes how the changes in the system have affected three women who live in the Bronx. Nancy Biberman, co-founder and president of the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation joins the discussion by phone from New York.
- Nancy Biberman co-founder and president of the Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation
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