Recent government research highlights growing disparities in life expectancy across socioeconomic backgrounds. We discuss why health disparities exist between the rich and poor and among minority groups.

Guests:
Dr. Mohammad Siahpush, professor at the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center
Larry Adelman, president and co-director of California Newsreel, the country's oldest non-profit documentary production and distribution center, and series creator and executive producer for "Unnatural Causes" premiering March 27 on PBS
Dr. Nancy Adler, professor of Medical Psychology at UCSF and chair of the MacArthur Foundation Network on Socioeconomic Status and Health
Brian Smedley, research director and co-founder of The Opportunity Agenda, a non-profit organization that seeks to eliminate social barriers to opportunity

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