Poverty http://nhpr.org en With No Federal Funding, Nashua After School Program Forced To Close http://nhpr.org/post/no-federal-funding-nashua-after-school-program-forced-close <p></p><p>The end of the school year in Nashua marks the end of the line for an after school program that organizers say was vital for the city’s middle school students.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:11:32 +0000 Michael Brindley 50765 at http://nhpr.org With No Federal Funding, Nashua After School Program Forced To Close The War On Poverty Starts With The Economy http://nhpr.org/post/war-poverty-starts-economy <p>Fifty years ago this month President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed a nearly $950-million anti-poverty bill into law, creating Head Start, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Economic Opportunity Act. President Johnson envisioned a wealthy country where no child would go unfed or unschooled.&nbsp; Five decades on, the official poverty rate has dropped, but childhood poverty is on the rise, as is income inequality. With no victory to declare, is it time for another war on poverty? Our guest is Angela Glover Blackwell.<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/01/05/does-the-us-need-another-war-on-poverty/we-dont-need-a-war-on-poverty-we-need-an-equitable-economy"> She responded to that question in <em>New York Times’ “Room for Debate”</em> series</a>. She is founder and CEO of <a href="http://www.policylink.org/site/c.lkIXLbMNJrE/b.5136441/k.BD4A/Home.htm">Policy Link</a>, a national research and action institute which works to improve access and opportunity for people of color and residents of low-income community.&nbsp; Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 42042 at http://nhpr.org The War On Poverty Starts With The Economy The Los Angeles Poverty Department: The "Other" L.A.P.D. performs At Dartmouth This Weekend http://nhpr.org/post/los-angeles-poverty-department-other-lapd-performs-dartmouth-weekend <p>Los Angeles’ skid row has the nation’s largest concentration of homeless people. For nearly 30 years, this nexus of impoverished shelters and cardboard boxes has also been home to the <a href="http://lapovertydept.org/" target="_blank">Los Angeles Poverty Department</a>, an arts and performing arts group comprised of people who live and work on skid row. The <em>other </em>LAPD makes theater about experiences common to people living in poverty – like addiction, incarceration, and the psychology of victimization – for stages all over the world. Their play “Hospital” follows the dysfunction of the American health care system, and is <a href="http://Los Angeles’ skid row has the nation’s largest concentration of homeless people. For nearly 30 years, this nexus of impoverished shelters and cardboard boxes has also been home to the Los Angeles Poverty Department, an arts and performing arts group comprised of people who live and work on skid row. The “other LAPD”, makes theater about experiences common to people living in poverty – like addiction, incarceration, and the psychology of victimization – for stages all over the world. Their play “Hospital” follows the dysfunction of the American health care system, and is being performed at the Hopkins Center for the Arts on January 17th and 18th. John Malpede is Founding Artistic Director, and Kevin Michael Key is a performer and Community Coordinator for the group." target="_blank">being performed at the Hopkins Center for the Arts on January 17<sup>th</sup> and 18<sup>th</sup></a>.&nbsp; <strong>John Malpede </strong>is Founding Artistic Director<strong>, </strong>and <strong>Kevin Michael Key</strong> is a performer and Community Coordinator for the group. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:41:38 +0000 Virginia Prescott 41882 at http://nhpr.org The Los Angeles Poverty Department: The "Other" L.A.P.D. performs At Dartmouth This Weekend Rethink 2014: The Psychology of Scarcity http://nhpr.org/post/rethink-2014-psychology-scarcity <p>Scarcity is a kind of great equalizer. Whether it be less sleep, security, time, food, money or whatever a person needs, scarcity hijacks the mind, diminishes intelligence, and lowers resistance to temptation. <strong>Eldar Shafir</strong>, Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton set out to find evidence for what happens to our minds when we have too little – and how scarcity shapes our choices and behaviors.&nbsp; He's coauthor of the new book is <a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/books/2013/10/09/book-review-scarcity-why-having-too-little-means-much-eldar-shafir-and-sendhil-mullainathan/iiIdalMtPBSo1AKW339iII/story.html" target="_blank"><em>Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much</em>.</a> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:27:01 +0000 Virginia Prescott 41881 at http://nhpr.org Rethink 2014: The Psychology of Scarcity Voting And The Cycle Of Poverty http://nhpr.org/post/voting-and-cycle-poverty <p>Behind the numbers are the experiences of America's poor, which, more often than not, go unheard. This divide is the problem that N.H. writer and activist Dan Weeks addressed in the project he undertook last year, to travel around some of the poorest areas of the country by bus and see poverty close up, as well as the ways that it intertwines with a lack of political voice. Today we'll talk with him about the <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/daniel-weeks/">series of articles</a> he wrote for The Atlantic on his trip and what he saw.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 41834 at http://nhpr.org Voting And The Cycle Of Poverty Child And Family Advocate Reflects On Decades Of Progress And Challenges http://nhpr.org/post/child-and-family-advocate-reflects-decades-progress-and-challenges <p>For more than 27 years, <strong>Mike Ostrowski</strong> has served as president of <a href="http://www.cfsnh.org/" target="_blank">Child and Family Services of New Hampshire</a>, an organization that serves some 15,000 children and families in New Hampshire each year.</p><p>He’s stepping down from that role as the year comes to a close, but before he does he joins All Things Considered host Brady Carlson in the studio to share some of what he’s learned on the job.</p><p></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 22:05:00 +0000 Brady Carlson 41624 at http://nhpr.org Keene Community Kitchen Teaches Nutrition And Creative Cooking http://nhpr.org/post/keene-community-kitchen-teaches-nutrition-and-creative-cooking-0 <p></p><p></p><p>Some years ago, Maria Dichtelmiller found herself unable to buy food and living in a shelter. She went to <a href="http://www.thecommunitykitchen.org/" target="_blank">The Community Kitchen</a> in Keene, a local food pantry.</p> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 36453 at http://nhpr.org Keene Community Kitchen Teaches Nutrition And Creative Cooking Urban Farming: A Bright Spot In The Collapse Of A Once Great City http://nhpr.org/post/urban-farming-bright-spot-collapse-once-great-city <p>Detroit’s declaration of bankruptcy this summer opened up the floodgates for stories of its decline. Documentary films, photo essays, and articles <a href="http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1882089,00.html">reveal a once-proud American city</a>, home to world’s highest-paid workers and a strong middle class, as a shell of its former self. Some residents are finding hope among the abandoned neighborhoods, crumbling municipal buildings, and rusting car factories that made the motor city hum.</p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:02:14 +0000 Virginia Prescott 771 at http://nhpr.org Urban Farming: A Bright Spot In The Collapse Of A Once Great City Keene Community Kitchen Teaches Nutrition And Creative Cooking http://nhpr.org/post/keene-community-kitchen-teaches-nutrition-and-creative-cooking <p></p><p></p><p>Some years ago, Maria Dichtelmiller found herself unable to buy food and living in a shelter. She went to <a href="http://www.thecommunitykitchen.org/" target="_blank">The Community Kitchen</a> in Keene, a local food pantry.</p> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 23609 at http://nhpr.org Keene Community Kitchen Teaches Nutrition And Creative Cooking Addressing Global Food Scarcity http://nhpr.org/post/addressing-global-food-scarcity <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +0000 23527 at http://nhpr.org Addressing Global Food Scarcity The College Admissions Double Standard http://nhpr.org/post/college-admissions-double-standard <p>In his first term, President Obama boosted Pell grants and reformed federal financial aid in hopes of increasing college access for low-income students.&nbsp; Despite these efforts, there is another problem preventing the less privileged from getting an education – a disconnect between poor families, and the arcane bureaucracy surrounding the admissions process.</p><p><strong>Sarah Carr </strong>is author of the new book <a href="http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781608194902" target="_blank"><em>“</em>Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America’s Children.”</a> &nbsp;An excerpt from that book featured in <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/02/the-arcane-rules-that-keep-low-income-kids-out-of-college/273440/" target="_blank"><em>The Atlantic</em></a> tells the story of one New Orleans high school’s efforts to bridge the admissions process gap.</p><p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 16:05:40 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23085 at http://nhpr.org The College Admissions Double Standard 'Roadmap' Offers Solutions To Rise Of Child Poverty In N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/roadmap-offers-solutions-rise-child-poverty-nh <p>Increasing access to existing food resources, strengthening New Hampshire's food systems, and ensuring the economic security of children and families.</p><p>These were among the recommendations found in "<a href="http://www.childrennh.org/web/Hunger%20Solutions/Plan%20Release/The%20NH%20Roadmap%20to%20End%20Childhood%20Hunger%20-%20Detailed%20Plan.pdf" target="_blank">Roadmap to End Childhood Hunger</a>," a report issued this week by New Hampshire Hunger Solutions and the <a href="http://www.childrennh.org/web/" target="_blank">Children's Alliance of New Hampshire</a>.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 17:35:24 +0000 Michael Brindley 17720 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Has Lowest Child Poverty Rate In U.S., But Growing Numbers Of Low-Income Kids http://nhpr.org/post/nh-has-lowest-child-poverty-rate-us-growing-numbers-low-income-kids <p>New Hampshire has the lowest child poverty rate in the country.&nbsp; That’s according to new numbers released by the Census Bureau.&nbsp;</p><p>In the United States, the poverty line works out to less than $23,000 a year for a family of four—that means two parents and two children.&nbsp; And fewer than one out of eight New Hampshire kids are living below that line.&nbsp; That’s good news.&nbsp; But Carsey Institute researcher Jessica Bean says the same family of four with even twice that income—close to $46,000—is still struggling.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:57:35 +0000 Amanda Loder 13273 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Has Lowest Child Poverty Rate In U.S., But Growing Numbers Of Low-Income Kids Who gets Medicaid and who doesn't? http://nhpr.org/post/who-gets-medicaid-and-who-doesnt <p>Reporters love to write in a kind of shorthand. And when it comes to Medicaid, the preferred shortcut is, &#39;the health care program for the poor.&#39; Wed, 25 Jul 2012 19:53:49 +0000 9498 at http://nhpr.org Who gets Medicaid and who doesn't? Pondering Poverty in America (Rebroadcast) http://nhpr.org/post/pondering-poverty-america-rebroadcast <p>We play back for you our show we did on Pondering Poverty. That's Monday on the Exchange.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 7417 at http://nhpr.org Pondering Poverty in America (Rebroadcast)