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  1. Where the War on Poverty in Kentucky Stands, 50 Years Later

    Five decades ago President Johnson visited an isolated Kentucky community, crippled by unemployment. He was trying to drum up support for his newly announced “unconditional war on poverty in America.” Today, with government aid in place, there are better roads and schools, but the county – which became the face of poverty in the country – is still one of the poorest, with jobs still scare. Which begs the question: Is it time to declare war again?

    Source: NPR

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