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One Plan To Combat Poverty In The Kansas City Area

American Progress

A new campaign vows to cut the number of families living in poverty by half in the next 10 years.

On Wednesday's Up to Date, Erik Stegman, manager of American Progess' Half in Ten,  tells how this new plan is not only possible, but necessary.

Valorie Carson, community planning director of United Community Services of Johnson County, joins the discussion.

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