economic disparity

  • wisconsin_bench
    July 18, 2014  

    The residents of metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin are increasingly split by race, political party and geography. A major fight over Gov. Scott Walker in 2012 helped widen the divide. Gwen Ifill talks to residents and local politicians about the fractured political landscape and what the polarization means on a national level, and Mark Shields and David Brooks weigh in with analysis. Continue reading

  • October 14, 2008  

    New Mexico’s stark economic disparities are evident in the state’s north, from the affluent community of Los Alamos to the struggling Hispanic heartland of Espanola. Paul Solman reports on the reasons behind the inequalities and the efforts to narrow the gap. Continue reading