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Understanding why poverty persists in the U.S.

WISH-TV was granted an interview with Matthew Desmond during his visit to Indianapolis as a guest of the United Way of Central Indiana.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author sat down with Cody for an exclusive one-on-one interview from the UWCI offices to discuss poverty in Indiana and his latest book, “Poverty, by America“.

Desmond’s appearance in Indianapolis coincides with the release of his newest book, which delves into why poverty persists in the U.S. Desmond, a sociology professor at Princeton University and principal investigator of The Eviction Lab, won a Pulitzer Prize for his 2016 book, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”.

During the interview, Desmond spoke about his research into poverty and how it affects individuals and communities. He also discussed the importance of addressing poverty in Indiana and across the country, highlighting the work being done by organizations like the United Way to serve those living in or near poverty in the region.

Desmond provided an insightful and thought-provoking discussion on poverty in Indiana and the United States. His research and work continue to shed light on the complex issues surrounding poverty, and his latest book offers valuable insights for those seeking to address this important issue.