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The Forgotten Poverty Of Rural Whites

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Sarah Smarsh grew up the next in a long line of poor wheat farmers in rural Kansas. She joins us to talk about how working-class poverty stretches across generations – and about our troubling tendency as a nation to judge people based on their wealth. Her new book is called “Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth” (Scribner).