WPR’s Route 51 Asks, ‘Should Poverty Be a Priority in the November Elections?’
This Thursday, September 18th at 10 AM, Wisconsin Public Radio’s Route 51 examines an effort by the faith-based social justice group NAOMI to make the issue of poverty a priority in the November 4th elections. The group has released a letter which reads in part, “In this election year, we encourage all people of faith to make poverty a priority issue when they vote…. We cannot consider only our own narrow self-interest when we engage in politics or business. Every decision must be evaluated according to the effect it will have on those in poverty.” Host Glen Moberg will moderate a discussion with Rabbi Dan Danson of the Mount Sinai Congregation in Wausau, and Joel Lewis, NAOMI executive board member and Marathon County supervisor. The program will also feature one of the Christian pastors involved with the initiative. NAOMI is sponsoring a Poverty Summit the afternoon of October 1st at Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church, 133 Main Street in Stevens Point.
Route 51, Wisconsin Public Radio’s Wausau regional talk show, can be heard from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Thursdays on the Ideas Network stations WLBL 91.9 FM Wausau, WLBL 930 AM Auburndale/Stevens Point, WHBM 90.3 FM Park Falls, WHAA 89.1 FM Adams/Wisconsin Rapids, WHRM 90.9-3 HD and WHSF 89.9 FM Rhinelander/Eagle River.
We’ll be taking calls from our listeners live on the air 1-800-780-9742.
Route 51 is re-broadcast Friday nights at 7:00 p.m. on WHRM 90.9 FM.