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Current Event May 8, 2015

Is the American Dream Out of Reach?


How realistic is the “American Dream”? Is upward mobility a reality for everyone today? Are people still better off than their parents? These are the questions driving a study of economic mobility by economists at Harvard and UC Berkeley, as well as the radio reporter in this story. With a focus on Dayton, Ohio, its past and present, this story analyzes the modern factors that stunt economic mobility in West Dayton and other neighborhoods like it. It looks at whether the “American Dream” is truly attainable for everyone.

Economics Civics/Government Race Poetry

Story Length: 8:32

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AIR DATE: 04/16/2015


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