Nikhil Goyal | Live to See the Day: Coming of Age in American Poverty

Recorded Oct 19, 2023
Direct Download: 20231019-nikhilg.mp3

In conversation with author and Pennsylvania State Senator, Nikil Saval

In Live to See the Day, Nikhil Goyal offers a searing portrait of three Puerto Rican children struggling to survive in Philadelphia’s impoverished Kensington neighborhood. Drawing on nearly a decade of reportage, he follows the youths’ personal—but not unique—journeys through violence, homelessness, incarceration, and substance abuse as they strive to defy their designated fate in the modern U.S.' socioeconomic system. A sociologist and policymaker, Goyal served as senior policy advisor on education and children for Chairman Senator Bernie Sanders on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and Committee on the Budget, among other policy roles. He has contributed articles to such publications as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Nation, and he has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News

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