American Compassion

Series produced by Rebecca McInroy

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A series that explores the past, present, and future of the American Safety Net.

The relationship we have with our society - how we bank, where and how we receive and pay for healthcare, even our workday - is structured by no accident. It’s all a part of the American safety net, a system in desperate need of repair. But how can we rebuild our systems if we don’t know who first dreamed of a safety net, and why they fought tooth-and-nail to make that vision a reality?


4 Pieces

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Caption: American Compassion, Credit: Bonnie Siegler
Explore the complicated and rich history behind the compromises made in order to get the New Deal through, and what lasting consequences they have ...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2022
  • Length: 58:38
Caption: American Compassion, Credit: Bonnie Siegler
The third episode of American Compassion dives into the story of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, exploring who he was and focusing on how FDR, born to w...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: American Compassion, Credit: Bonnie Siegler
In this first episode of American Compassion, we explore what life was like in America without a safety net. Join executive producer Rebecca McInro...

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  • Added: Aug 05, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: American Compassion, Credit: Bonnie Siegler
In the second episode of American Compassion, we turn to the story of how the core elements of our safety net began to come together in the lives a...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2022
  • Length: 57:00