To The Best Of Our Knowledge

TTBOOK Presents: Going For Broke

Going for Broke is a co-production of PRX’s To the Best of Our Knowledge at Wisconsin Public Radio and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. The three-part series hosted by broadcaster Ray Suarez centers on Americans who have lived on the edge. They share their sometimes startling economic experiences and also insight into our society as a whole. Each hour also includes some of our country’s top thinkers on income inequality, among them the legendary writer Barbara Ehrenreich, author of the classic “Nickel and Dimed,” who passed away in September 2022. In each episode we ask: what would result if we put more care into how we dealt with housing or mental health crises or our workplaces? Going for Broke explores these questions, moving from powerful personal accounts to visionary solutions.

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Going for Broke: Change of Address

In the first of three episodes of “Going For Broke” all about the care economy, we’re thinking about housing. Many of us would consider it a basic human right. But in America, it can be hard to come by.More

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Going for Broke: Making Up Our Minds

PTSD and other mental health challenges can push people into poverty. How do you break the cycle? How do we truly care for people mentally and financially?More

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Going for Broke: Can Work Be Love?

In this final part of our series, we’re talking about work — specifically the right to meaningful work.More