Nick Patterson: Poverty Still A Problem In Booming Downtown Birmingham

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Birmingham is in the midst of a revival, with increased economic and real estate development. But in a city where about thirty percent of the population lives in poverty — that’s nearly twice the national average — the staff of the Birmingham weekly newspaper WELD say the shine of the city’s revitalization can distract from some of its biggest problems. Since May, they’ve been exploring poverty in Birmingham. Nick Patterson, editor of WELD, joins Rachel Osier Lindley to talk about the city’s poverty problem.