The writer and activist Barbara Ehrenreich has died at the age of 81. She is best known for her book “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America.” To research the book, she went undercover as a low-income, nonskilled worker. She later founded the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. We’ll air part of our 2011 interview with Barbara Ehrenreich later in the broadcast and speak with Democracy Now! co-host Juan González about her work with the Young Lords in the early 1970s as a member of the Health Policy Advisory Council.