"Bowling Alone" Author Robert Putnam Takes on America's Opportunity Gap

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In his new book, "Our Kids," Harvard sociologist Robert Putnam looks at how income inequality is creating an opportunity gap that puts the American Dream out of reach for many families. Putnam uses examples from his hometown of Port Clinton, Ohio and across the country to illustrate the challenges of rising from poverty. Author of the influential 2000 book "Bowling Alone," Putnam joins us in the studio.


Robert Putnam, professor of Public Policy at Harvard University