by Jamie Dean
Posted 7/28/14, 02:12 pm
The suggestion box is open for an upcoming story I’m working on regarding poverty in Appalachia.
Here’s the background: In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty” after visiting impoverished regions of Appalachia, particularly eastern Kentucky. (Massive federal programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and free school lunches followed.)