poverty

Education
12:36 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

MSU Distinguished Professor Launches Strategic Philanthropy Program

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 Howard G. Buffett Foundation, which is focused on addressing hunger, conflict and poverty. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the initiative and its origins.

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Economy
2:20 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Kentucky County That Gave War On Poverty A Face Still Struggles

President Lyndon Johnson, on the porch of Tom Fletcher's cabin, listens to Fletcher describe some of the problems in Martin County, Ky., in 1964.
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Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 1:31 pm

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.

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Government
4:40 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Challenging Eastern Kentucky Leaders, Ag Commissioner James Comer Says It's Time to Look Beyond Coal

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.

"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.

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Society
4:33 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Kentucky African American Poverty Increase

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The number of African Americans living below the poverty line in Kentucky increased in 2012, 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. 

More than a third of African Americans were living in poverty in 2012, up three percentage points from the previous year.

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Politics
2:20 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Report: Kentucky Tax System Unbalanced On Backs of the Poor

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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.

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Society
10:28 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Marshall County Free Clinic Plans to Open Soon

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Interview with Betsy McClain of the Marshall County Free Clinic

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.

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Society
8:29 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Poverty On The Rise In Illinois

The number of Illinois residents relying on food stamps and food banks is rising along with the state’s poverty rate.

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