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Thu, Jan 19, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Marin County Income Inequality


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A man boards a Golden Gate Transit bus in Novato.
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A man boards a Golden Gate Transit bus in Novato.

A new report titled "A Portrait of Marin" reveals stark income inequality between residents living in the wealthiest and those in the poorest parts of the county. The disparities extend to education and housing as well as health. Among the findings: a baby born in Ross will likely live 13 years longer than one born in Novato's Hamilton neighborhood. We talk about the findings and recommendations.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Ben Mangan, president and CEO of Earn
  • Kristen Lewis, co-director of the American Human Development Project
  • Makini Hassan, executive director of the Marin City Community Development Corporation
  • Mary Jane Burke, superintendent of schools for Marin County
  • Thomas Peters, president and CEO of the Marin Community Foundation

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