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"Opportunity Knock$," and how Americans can overcome systemic financial barriers


A new show airing on PBS called "Opportunity Knock$" aims to help families address short and long-term financial goals. The team behind it says financial literacy alone does not help lift people out of poverty; connections to community resources play a key role.

This hour, we talk with the team behind the show about what Americans can do to overcome systemic financial barriers . Our guests:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.