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50 Years Of Fighting Poverty, And The Shriver Center’s Still In the Battle

More than 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson tapped Sargent Shriver to lead a battle the country is still fighting: the war on poverty. He founded the Sargent Shriver Center on Poverty Law in 1967, and it remains a vital source in the fight for social, racial, and economic justice. 

John Bouman is president of the Shriver Center and a longtime crusader for justice for the poor. He joins Morning Shift to talk about the current fight and what the center is doing on a local level to make an impact. 

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