America's poor forgotten by Republicans and Democrats

Welcome to Booneville. Population: 87.

    This week we take you to the US' poorest county and to a tiny town that never changes, regardless of who's in power in Washington - Republicans or Democrats. Welcome to Booneville. Population: 87.

    On the show: Patrick Strickland, Al Jazeera journalist who reported this story. Our host is Jasmin Bauomy .

    Audio producer: Laurentiu Colintineanu
    Platforms & distribution: Mohsin Ali
    Executive producer: Yasir Khan

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    Inside Owsley: America’s poorest county

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    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


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