PART ONE: You might have heard about a war on poverty. Well, Philadelphia's losing it.
PART TWO: City neglect, loss of factories left much of Philadelphia in a state of complete disorder.
PART THREE: Solving poverty starts with enabling the poor to help direct the way out.
PART FOUR: Philadelphians have strong opinions about the issues facing Philadelphia as well as poverty’s causes and solutions.
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