Poverty Touches Not Just Pocketbooks, but Mental Health

May 17, 2018

Here's what you'll find on today's show:

— Studies show that where one falls on the wealth ladder is directly correlated with health outcomes. And though the U.S. is the wealthiest country in the world, where that wealth falls is getting increasingly uneven. The consequences of this uneven distribution are changing how people go about their lives, and even the status of their health.

— Earlier this month, writer Zinzi Clemmons publicly confronted Junot Díaz at a conference in Australia, alleging that the Pulitzer Prize winning author had forcibly kissed her when she was a graduate student at Columbia six years ago. She clarified the accusations in a series of tweets, which prompted an outpouring of criticism against Díaz. These complains did not just include similar allegations of sexual misconduct, but of verbally abusive behavior that many saw as misogynistic.

— Christopher Wylie is the former director of research at Cambridge Analytica and its London affiliate, the SCL Group. But today he’s most widely known as a whistleblower. Wylie testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday amid reports that both the F.B.I. and the Justice Department are investigating the now-defunct company. It's accused of harvesting private data from 50 million Americans and potentially violating election laws.

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