The New Face of Poverty

April 6th, 2009

WNUA Broadcast Date: March 17, 2009

 
icon for podpress  The New Face of Poverty [22:59m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

Illinois’ unemployment rate is hovering close to 8 percent.  The national unemployment rate is already there.
Foreclosures are spreading into affluent communities, even suburbia.   Lay-offs happen weekly.  And as the recently jobless white-collar workers come to depend on the state for basic needs, America’s understanding of poverty is changing.
Now, more than ever before, the middle-class – and even some upper-income families – are the new faces of poverty.  And some of these families are not yet eligible for unemployment benefits.
So is Illinois, with its ever-deepening deficit, prepared to take on the growing number of needy residents?  And how will our new governor’s policies help or hurt the needy?




Community Media Workshop
at Columbia College
600 S. Michigan Ave.
tel: 312-369-6400
fax: 312-369-6404
cmw@newstips.org
http://www.newstips.org



Feeds

If you are having trouble subscribing to City Voices on iTunes, select "Advanced" in the iTunes menu bar and choose, "Subscribe to Podcast" and copy our rss feed url into the option box. If you are still having trouble, email demetrio@newstips.org

  • Hosted by Thom Clark
    and can be heard at 6:30 a.m. every Sunday on Chicago's WNUA, 95.5 FM

  • Add to Technorati Favorites