City Limits - A Poverty Project
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City Limits is a year-long audio journalism project that examines the living and socio-economic conditions behind the alarming poverty rate in Syracuse.
||CleanCity 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 they are i||2/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCould 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-funded job training, those who need jobs the most||1/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHope for Syracuse: A Year In Review||The Greater Syracuse HOPE Initiative has been working to make a difference in Syracuse’s poverty problem.||1/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAffordable 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 shuttle-to-work service. At the time, the fledgling non-profit was making the most||12/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOften 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 Central New York, even if they make up about 20 percent of the population.||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Relationship Between Reproductive Health and Poverty||Reproductive health often gets billed as a women’s issue in national conversation.||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Job to Career: Workforce Development Part 2||">||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanServing Those Who Served Us||Central New Yorkers may hold the misperception that Veterans in poverty and homelessness have been well taken care of and it’s no longer an issue that ne||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPoverty Up Close||Those who represent...and make policy for Syracuse residents on the city and county level know all too well the parts of their districts that are||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnding 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||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
City Limits Encourages Action
As a Syracuse native, I was surprised to hear how high our poverty levels are compared to the rest of the country. WAER's City Limits project does an excellent job of highlighting the issues and encouraging action. The episodes are powerful and inspiring.
A worthwhile listen
Education is key, and this podcast strives to educate the public on the severe poverty problem in Syracuse while featuring local organizations that are working to help. Very insightful and worth a listen!
Good work, doing good!
I’ve heard these stories are actually encouraging people to action. That’s what good reporting can do on important issues.