poverty http://wkms.org en MSU Distinguished Professor Launches Strategic Philanthropy Program http://wkms.org/post/msu-distinguished-professor-launches-strategic-philanthropy-program <p>Dr. Bob Long is the Murray State University Distinguished Professor of Nonprofit Leadership and a Senior Fellow at Arizona State University's Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, where he has launched a new graduate course called "Strategic Philanthropy: Learning by Giving." This new program is sponsored by the<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Howard G. Buffett Foundation, which is focused on addressing hunger, conflict and poverty. He speaks with Kate Lochte on <em>Sounds Good</em> about the initiative and its origins.</span></p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:36:45 +0000 Kate Lochte 39115 at http://wkms.org MSU Distinguished Professor Launches Strategic Philanthropy Program Kentucky County That Gave War On Poverty A Face Still Struggles http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-county-gave-war-poverty-face-still-struggles <em>Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson stood before Congress and declared an "unconditional war on poverty in America." His arsenal included new programs: Medicaid, Medicare, Head Start, food stamps, more spending on education, and tax cuts to help create jobs. </em><p><em>At the time, 1 in 5 Americans was poor. Today, things are better, but tens of millions of Americans are still living at or below the poverty level. That raises the question: Did the war on poverty fail? Wed, 08 Jan 2014 20:20:20 +0000 Pam Fessler 37888 at http://wkms.org Kentucky County That Gave War On Poverty A Face Still Struggles Challenging Eastern Kentucky Leaders, Ag Commissioner James Comer Says It's Time to Look Beyond Coal http://wkms.org/post/challenging-eastern-kentucky-leaders-ag-commissioner-james-comer-says-its-time-look-beyond-co-0 <p>Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is challenging leaders in eastern Kentucky to accept the decline of coal production and invest in a new economy to help pull the region out of poverty.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"A lot of leaders in Eastern Kentucky keep talking about ‘coal is the answer and there is a war on coal.’ I’m a friend of coal. I support the coal industry. But the coal industry’s future doesn't look bright and we have to look beyond that and learn to develop a new economy in Eastern Kentucky," he says.</span></p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 22:40:42 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey (KPR) 36581 at http://wkms.org Challenging Eastern Kentucky Leaders, Ag Commissioner James Comer Says It's Time to Look Beyond Coal Kentucky African American Poverty Increase http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-african-american-poverty-increase <p></p><p></p><p>The number of African Americans living below the poverty line in Kentucky increased in 2012,&nbsp;while the rest of the state’s poverty data showed little or no change. That’s according to the American Community Survey the U.S. Census Bureau released today.&nbsp;</p><p>More than a third of African Americans were living in poverty in 2012, up three percentage points from the previous year. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:33:55 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 35020 at http://wkms.org Kentucky African American Poverty Increase Report: Kentucky Tax System Unbalanced On Backs of the Poor http://wkms.org/post/report-kentucky-tax-system-unbalanced-backs-poor <p></p><p>A new report by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy shows a big gap between Kentucky’s income levels on who pays taxes. The report says Kentucky’s top 1 percent income bracket pays roughly 5 percent of the state’s income, while the bottom 20 percent pays 9 percent. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 20:20:58 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 27427 at http://wkms.org Report: Kentucky Tax System Unbalanced On Backs of the Poor Marshall County Free Clinic Plans to Open Soon http://wkms.org/post/marshall-county-free-clinic-plans-open-soon <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>A group of concerned residents of Marshall County have joined together to provide medical services for people in need in the county. And they want to provide those services for free. The Marshall County Free Clinic’s mission is to provide professional medical care for people who otherwise couldn’t afford it. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 16:28:38 +0000 Shelly Baskin 27347 at http://wkms.org Marshall County Free Clinic Plans to Open Soon Poverty On The Rise In Illinois http://wkms.org/post/poverty-rise-illinois <p></p><p>The number of Illinois residents relying on food stamps and food banks is rising along with the state’s poverty rate. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:29:27 +0000 John Walker & The Associated Press 26889 at http://wkms.org Poverty On The Rise In Illinois