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Wealth & Poverty from Marketplace APM

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The Marketplace Wealth and Poverty Desk explores money and class, where we came from and where our country is going economically.

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The Marketplace Wealth and Poverty Desk explores money and class, where we came from and where our country is going economically.

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Wealth & Poverty from Marketplace APM

Updated 23 days ago

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The Marketplace Wealth and Poverty Desk explores money and class, where we came from and where our country is going economically.

Rank #1: Seniors are still struggling to recover after the financial crisis

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The number of seniors filing for bankruptcy has nearly doubled since 2007 to a record high of 12 percent, part of it driven by the financial crisis; another part by mounting debt for things like medical care, mortgage loans and credit card bills.

Dec 19 2018
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Rank #2: Why 1 in 3 families has trouble affording diapers

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Diapers are higher tech than ever before, but many families cant afford them.

Apr 10 2018
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Rank #3: Millennials, like Baby Boomers, struggle with lifelong debt

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A recent survey points out that one in 10 millennials thinks they will die in debt.Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

Jan 21 2019
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Rank #4: Food assistance doesn't go far enough for most poor households

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Four out of 10 households are unable to provide nutritious meals despite receiving maximum SNAP benefits, according to a new study from the Urban Institute.

Feb 22 2018
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Rank #5: Low-wage workers are reviving Dr. King's 1968 Poor People's Campaign

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Low-wage workers have jobs, but many still live in poverty. So thousands of them, along with clergy and activists, are working to try and change that.

May 08 2018
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Rank #6: States scramble to continue funding federal health program for low-income kids and pregnant women

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States get creative as they await Congress to reauthorize funding for CHIP which ran out in September.

Nov 27 2017
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Rank #7: Chicago's decaying water system is delivering disparate rates

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Minority and lower-income residents are struggling to pay skyrocketing bills for a basic resource, says Patrick O'Connell of the Chicago Tribune.

Nov 09 2017
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Rank #8: George H.W. Bush and his baggie of crack

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It was the perfect political prop: drugs seized by government agents right across the street from the White House, just in time for a big presidential address. The reality was more complicated.

Mar 21 2019
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Rank #9: Reprise: “Pregnant? We can help.”

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In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling on crisis pregnancy centers, we wanted to re-share this episode. Federal TANF dollars (also known as federal welfare dollars) goes to funding some crisis pregnancy centers, thanks to the way the 1996 Welfare Reform bill was written.Our episode from season one includes a rare look inside one of the crisis pregnancy centers that gets welfare/TANF funding and it’s well-worth another listen.If you're curious about how your state spends federal welfare dollars, check out  this online tool from Marketplace.Welcome back to "The Uncertain Hour," the Wealth & Poverty desk's podcast hosted by Senior Correspondent Krissy Clark.Subscribe to "The Uncertain Hour"

Jun 27 2018
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Rank #10: It's a long wait for Section 8 housing in U.S. cities

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In Los Angeles, it can take 10 years to get a voucher — if you're lucky.

Jan 03 2018
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Rank #11: Sentencing

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The drug bust and the trial were a “farce,” but the full force of the law still came down on Keith Jackson — and thousands of people like him. That didn’t end the crack epidemic, so what did?

Mar 28 2019
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Rank #12: Utah's approach to breaking the cycle of child poverty: helping parents

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Utah is leading states in efforts to reduce childhood poverty, one study found. One approach it's taken? Creating programs that tackle intergenerational poverty in families.

Jul 31 2018
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Rank #13: Congress closes in on a final farm bill

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Lawmakers in the House and Senate have reached a bipartisan agreement on a nearly $900 billion bill. To get there, House Republicans backed off demands to increase work requirements for people receiving food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The bill could come up for a vote this week. 

Dec 12 2018
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Rank #14: What happened to Keith?

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One day, early in the semester, Keith Jackson didn’t show up to class. He’d been arrested for selling crack, but for his classmates, that wasn’t the surprising part.

Mar 22 2019
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Rank #15: Welcome to Wise County

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It’s the deadliest drug epidemic our country has ever faced. We go to ground zero, where “nothing changes except for the drug.”

Apr 04 2019
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Rank #16: "Generation Wealth" is about more than money

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In her new documentary, Lauren Greenfield takes on the changing American dream.

Jul 17 2018
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Rank #17: A Baltimore program tries to help unmarried couples with children build more stable relationships

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There's a marriage divide in the US that's leaving many working-class and poor kids "doubly disadvantaged," a researcher says.

Dec 12 2017
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Rank #18: LA seeks permanent solution to homeless encampments

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Los Angeles’ homeless population grew by more than 20 percent last year, and three-fourths of that population lives outdoors.

Apr 26 2018
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Rank #19: Confronting a crisis: The hard truths about American retirement

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“We are not primarily here because of too many trips to Starbucks,” author Elizabeth White says.

Dec 31 2018
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Rank #20: Urban Institute analyzes reach of social safety net

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A new analysis by the Urban Institute finds that a quarter of Americans living in poverty don’t receive public assistance such as food stamps, subsidized housing, child care or cash benefits.

Feb 06 2019
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