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Living Below The Poverty Line…In The Suburbs

Posted Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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More than 43-million Americans are living in poverty, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The third straight annual increase. Joblessness and other economic hardships are moving the poverty line beyond urban centers like Cleveland and Akron and into the suburbs in Northeast Ohio. Tuesday on the Sound of Ideas, we'll examine the effects of the rough economy on our suburbs and talk to the people trying to hold up the safety net.


Economy, Help Wanted, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends


Anne Goodman, President and CEO, Cleveland Foodbank
Mead Wilkins, Director, Medina County Job and Family Services
George Zeller, Economic Research Analyst

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Cleveland Foodbank
Medina County Job and Family Services
Changing Gears: Remaking the Manufacturing Belt
WVIZ and WCPN 90.3 present Help Wanted: People, Connections, Resources
Ohio Benefit Bank

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Judith L. Day 9:45 AM 9/21/10

Is there still a need for private individual food donations, and if so, where?  I live in Lake County west side and would like to know of local donation sites. Thank you. Judith Day


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