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The Sound of Ideas

Faces of Poverty

Posted Monday, September 19, 2011

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Faces of Poverty Poverty is the highest it's been in the United States since 1993. And the Census Bureau reports that more than one in seven Ohioans is poor, the highest rate for the state in three decades. Meanwhile, household incomes are dropping, even for those who manage to stay above the poverty line. On the next Sound of Ideas, we'll look at poverty in Northeast Ohio and examine the impact on children and the elderly. Join us, Monday at 9am on The Sound of Ideas.


Economy, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends, Community/Human Interest, Health, Aging/The Elderly, Children's Health, Parenting/Child Care


Joel Elvery, Assistant Professor of Urban Studies, Cleveland State University
George Zeller, Economist
Stephen Wertheim, Director, 211 First Call for Help, United Way of Greater Cleveland

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Median income in Ohio hits 27 year low, The Columbus Dispatch

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