Chasing the Dream, Season 2: Ep 1
| September 13, 2019
Chasing the Dream: War on Poverty Legacy
On this first episode of season two of Chasing the Dream, we explore the legacy of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty. Natasha Thompson, host of the series and President & CEO of the
Food Bank of the Southern Tier, talks with Assemblywoman Donna A. Lupardo. The episode concludes with a story from a community member imagining their own version of the American Dream.
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BINGHAMTON, NY (WSKG) — The Friendship Baptist Church in Corning will host a pop-up vaccine clinic on Friday with the goal of vaccinating residents of color. It’s part of a statewide effort to get vaccines to marginalized communities.
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