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City Limits - A Poverty Project

City Limits is a year-long audio journalism project that examines the living and socio-economic conditions behind the alarming poverty rate in Syracuse.

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Ending the Prison-to-Poverty Pipeline

Ending the Prison-to-Poverty Pipeline

More than 95% of those who go into jail or prison after being convicted and sentenced for a crime co

5 Oct 2018

21mins

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Often Overlooked, But Willing and Able

Often Overlooked, But Willing and Able

There’s a demographic that might be forgotten or dismissed as part of the overall employment picture in Syracuse and Cen... Read more

27 Nov 2018

15mins

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The Relationship Between Reproductive Health and Poverty

The Relationship Between Reproductive Health and Poverty

Reproductive health often gets billed as a women’s issue in national conversation.

16 Nov 2018

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From Job to Career: Workforce Development Part 2

From Job to Career: Workforce Development Part 2

9 Nov 2018

14mins

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Poverty Up Close

Poverty Up Close

Those who represent...and make policy for Syracuse residents on the city and county level know all too well the parts of... Read more

15 Oct 2018

18mins

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City Limits Talk- Mayor Ben Walsh

City Limits Talk- Mayor Ben Walsh

In his state of the city address this year, Mayor Ben Walsh said Syracuse's best days aren't just around the corner, but... Read more

7 Feb 2019

59mins

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Affordable Ride Sharing Services Revisited

Affordable Ride Sharing Services Revisited

It's been almost a year since City Limits introduced listeners to Providence Services and some of the people who use the... Read more

27 Dec 2018

13mins

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Hope for Syracuse: A Year In Review

Hope for Syracuse: A Year In Review

The Greater Syracuse HOPE Initiative has been working to make a difference in Syracuse’s poverty problem.

3 Jan 2019

16mins

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Could Businesses Play a Bigger Role in Reducing Syracuse’s Poverty?

Could Businesses Play a Bigger Role in Reducing Syracuse’s Poverty?

It might seem like one of the quickest ways out of poverty is a steady job.  But despite low unemployment and government... Read more

10 Jan 2019

15mins

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A Menu Of Job Opportunities: Workforce Development Part 1

A Menu Of Job Opportunities: Workforce Development Part 1

Getting and keeping a job is one of the best proven ways out of pove

28 Sep 2018

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Serving Those Who Served Us

Serving Those Who Served Us

Central New Yorkers may hold the misperception that Veterans in poverty and homelessness have been well taken care of an... Read more

1 Nov 2018

13mins

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The Uncertainty Surrounding Hemp

The Uncertainty Surrounding Hemp

Hemp growers are deciding right now how much hemp crops to plant with the unknowns of when they will be able to farm and... Read more

22 May 2020

15mins

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Winners of Inaugural Agriculture Innovation Competition Aim To Change The Food System

Winners of Inaugural Agriculture Innovation Competition Aim To Change The Food System

***Episode 43 of City Limits begins our Food for Thought series. Food for Thought is our newest reporting project focus... Read more

3 Mar 2020

12mins

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Tackling P-O-V-E-R-T-Y With the Power of Letters and Words

Tackling P-O-V-E-R-T-Y With the Power of Letters and Words

It’s well-established that education is often key to breaking the cycle of poverty by opening doors better-paying jobs. ... Read more

27 Feb 2020

5mins

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'A Shadow Cast' Shines Light On History And Present Reality of Communities Along I-81 Viaduct

'A Shadow Cast' Shines Light On History And Present Reality of Communities Along I-81 Viaduct

A temporary

23 Aug 2019

8mins

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Doula Care In Syracuse Is Working To Decrease Maternal Health Racial Disparities

Doula Care In Syracuse Is Working To Decrease Maternal Health Racial Disparities

21 Jun 2019

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City Limits-Research Shows Nojaim's Closing Is Not A Priority For Those Living Around It

City Limits-Research Shows Nojaim's Closing Is Not A Priority For Those Living Around It

Nojaim Market closing on Syracuse’s Near Westside renewed a conversation about food access in some of the city’s most im... Read more

26 Mar 2019

8mins

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An Oasis in Syracuse's Dental Desert

An Oasis in Syracuse's Dental Desert

For many in poverty,  healthcare can be difficult to attain. It is even more difficult to get proper dental care. At Ama... Read more

24 Sep 2018

11mins

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Extending a Hand for Health Care Services

Extending a Hand for Health Care Services

Health care isn't always a priority if you're homeless or in poverty. Many don't have access to care or can't afford it.... Read more

14 Sep 2018

14mins

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Planting Seeds of Community Development

Planting Seeds of Community Development

On Syracuse's Southside, a 3 acre urban farm is growing fresh produce on the former site of nearly abando

17 Aug 2018

10mins

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