A Snapshot of Economic Inequality Across our ‘Patchwork Nation’

BY Paul Solman  March 14, 2011 at 11:57 AM EST

EDITOR’S NOTE: Paul Solman and Dante Chinni of Patchwork Nation recently traveled to Ohio’s Crawford and Delaware counties to examine economic inequality. In a preview of the upcoming story, which is slated to air on Tuesday’s broadcast, we’re cross-posting a piece Dante wrote about economic disparities at the community level .

And don’t miss Paul and Dante answering your questions on inequality during a live chat this Thursday, March 17 at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT). That discussion will be moderated by PBS NewsHour Correspondent Hari Sreenivasan. Have questions you’d like them to answer? Submit them here.