W&L's Beckley Discusses Poverty WMRA's Virginia Insight (Audio)
Harlan Beckley, director of Washington and Lee’s Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability, and W&L senior Joe Landry discussed poverty issues on WMRA’s call-in talk show, Virginia Insight, Monday (June 18) on WMRA, the National Public Radio affiliate in Harrisonburg.
Harlan is the Fletcher Otey Thomas Professor of Religion at W&L and has developed and directed the Shepherd program since it began in 1997 with support from Nancy and Tom Shepherd ’52.
Joe is history major and poverty studies minor from New Ipswich, N.H. He is a Bonner Scholar and a Johnson Scholar and is spending this summer in Lexington as an Robert E. Lee Summer Scholar, working with Harlan on a project to note trends on social spending and inequality in the U.S. economy in comparison with other nations.
The audio of their interview is below: