poverty http://kcur.org en Confronting Suburban Poverty http://kcur.org/post/confronting-suburban-poverty <p></p><p>When you think of poverty, you might picture homeless people in the heart of the city or lines at the City Union Mission, but the inner city isn’t the only place where people have fallen on hard times.</p><p>On Wedensday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we take a look the suburbs, a place where poverty rates have been climbing for years. We examine what steps local governments can take to help the growing number of people who live in suburban poverty and find out what has been pushing this trend.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 57026 at http://kcur.org Confronting Suburban Poverty Johnson County Demonstrates Sharp Uptick In Suburban Poverty http://kcur.org/post/johnson-county-demonstrates-sharp-uptick-suburban-poverty <p>Poverty in suburban Johnson County doesn't look like it does in urban Kansas City, Kan., or rural parts of the state.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And that makes it harder to address a growing problem in a part of the metro seen as affluent, says County Manager </span>Hannes<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Zacharias<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:46:36 +0000 Elle Moxley 57089 at http://kcur.org Three Decades Of Poverty Law In Kansas City: Highlights From Julie Levin's Career http://kcur.org/post/three-decades-poverty-law-kansas-city-highlights-julie-levins-career <p>Julie Levin has worked with <a href="http://www.lawmo.org/">Legal Aid of Western Missouri</a> since 1977.</p><p>In that time, she's had some monumental cases, from a suit against the Kansas City Housing Authority in 1989 that changed the face of public housing, to a case on behalf of a client who lost her job while on maternity leave. That last case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 22:14:15 +0000 Gina Kaufmann & Matthew Long-Middleton 56170 at http://kcur.org Three Decades Of Poverty Law In Kansas City: Highlights From Julie Levin's Career An Interview With Author Of 'The Undeserving Poor' http://kcur.org/post/interview-author-undeserving-poor <p>In 1989 Michael Katz wrote the first edition of&nbsp;<em>The Undeserving Poor&nbsp;</em>and changed the way we talk about and understand poverty. He directly addressed the question of who is responsible for the victims of poverty.</p><p>His recently revised second edition came out last month, numerous aspects of poverty have completely changed, while others have persisted and some have even expanded over the last two decades.</p><p>On Wednesday's Central Standard, we talk with Michael Katz about his work and some of the deepest challenges regarding poverty.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 19:08:36 +0000 Brian Ellison & Matthew Long-Middleton 48156 at http://kcur.org An Interview With Author Of 'The Undeserving Poor' Finding A Housing Refuge http://kcur.org/post/finding-housing-refuge <p></p><p>If you saw a school bus stop to pick up children at a motel, what would you think? One Kansas City man who saw just that decided to help.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 43455 at http://kcur.org Finding A Housing Refuge Micro-Lending Around The World http://kcur.org/post/micro-lending-around-world <p><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 15.75pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">Micro-loans are becoming something of a trend now. Anyone can loan as little as $25 to $50 to someone across the globe they've never met.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; font-family: Georgia, serif;">Bob Harris, a man who saw poverty in the world and pledged to himself to do something about it.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:54:55 +0000 Brian Ellison, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sydney Llewellyn 43081 at http://kcur.org Micro-Lending Around The World Kan. Looks At Ways To Reduce Childhood Poverty, Including Relationship Training http://kcur.org/post/kan-looking-ways-reduce-childhood-poverty-including-relationship-training <p>A task force&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">looking for ways to reduce childhood poverty in Kansas&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">wrapped up a series of meetings Monday. The governor appointed group discussed three so-called "pathways out of poverty," which include ways to improve education, get more </span>Kansans<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> working and strengthen families.</span></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:09:39 +0000 Stephen Koranda 39096 at http://kcur.org One Plan To Combat Poverty In The Kansas City Area http://kcur.org/post/one-plan-combat-poverty-kansas-city-area <p>A new campaign vows to cut the number of families living in poverty by half in the next 10 years.</p><p>On Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, Erik Stegman, manager of American Progess' <a href="http://halfinten.org/about/" target="_blank">Half in Ten</a>, &nbsp;tells how this new plan is not only possible, but necessary.</p><div>Valorie Carson, community planning director of United Community Services of Johnson County, joins the discussion.</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Kaitlin Brennan 38722 at http://kcur.org One Plan To Combat Poverty In The Kansas City Area Poverty on the Rise in Johnson County http://kcur.org/post/poverty-rise-johnson-county <p>The Johnson County Christmas Bureau, has opened its doors to their annual Holiday Shop at the Great Mall of the Great Plains in Olathe, KS. This is their 50th year creating a shopping experience for low income families around the holidays.</p><p>Director Barb McNeil says that &ldquo;Poverty&rdquo; and &ldquo;Johnson County&rdquo; aren&rsquo;t words often heard in the same sentence, they should be. Though the population in Johnson County grew by 2% last year, the number of families below the poverty line grew by 64%.</p> Wed, 08 Dec 2010 17:00:00 +0000 Ashley Ferguson 15476 at http://kcur.org Poverty on the Rise in Johnson County Stunning Stats of Poverty http://kcur.org/post/stunning-stats-poverty <p>Kansas City, MO – The number of children living in poverty in Missouri and Kansas rose dramatically between 2008 and last year. Using numbers compiled by the census bureau, The Social Impact Research Bureau in Chicago calculated that one in every five children in Missouri lives in poverty.</p> Tue, 28 Sep 2010 18:49:14 +0000 Dan Verbeck 7107 at http://kcur.org Simulating Poverty http://kcur.org/post/simulating-poverty <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d1b9e9873b3-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d1b9e9873b3-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d1b9e9873b3-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-908819.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – In a poverty simulation, participants are invited to take on the role of a person struggling to make ends meet.</p> Tue, 22 Jun 2010 20:01:32 +0000 Alex Smith 6747 at http://kcur.org