Archives: Poverty

The Changing Face of Homelessness

Homelessness is changing. Nationally, in spite of a housing crisis, national recession, and high unemployment, the numbers have been declining steadily for a decade. But that’s not the whole story in Central Ohio. We’ll talk about the demographic shift, and what’s being done to accommodate the growing number of homeless in the region.

The Intersection of Poverty and Drugs in Appalachia

It seems as though drug and alcohol abuse go hand in hand with poverty in America. On this hour, we’ll focus on the intersection of drugs, alcohol and poverty in Appalachian Ohio.

The Intersection of Poverty and Drugs in Appalachia

It seems as though drug and alcohol abuse go hand in hand with poverty in America. On this hour, we’ll focus on the intersection of drugs, alcohol and poverty in Appalachian Ohio.

Helping Those in Need During the Holidays

The recession has put many American families in poverty. As the holiday season inches closer, we’ll talk about opportunities for charitable giving in the area and the resources available for those in need.

The Empathy Experiment: Can Empathy be Taught?

Can the transition from sympathy to empathy be taught? A recent experiment at Capital University aimed to accomplish that goal.

Hunger in Central Ohio

A discussion about hunger in with Ohio food banks and services.

Poverty and the March for Economic Justice

Efforts to abolish poverty in Ohio and the U.S,

Haiti’s Long-Term Re-development

In the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, the long-term development of a country where the people maintain hope in the face of poverty

Cuts to Safety Net Programs

The impact of state budget cuts on safety-net programs for the poor, disabled, and mentally ill

Furniture Bank of Central Ohio

How a local non-profit community agency helps low income families in Central Ohio turn an empty house into a home