Resources http://stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org en You should listen to our SoundCloud playlists this weekend http://stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org/post/you-should-listen-our-soundcloud-playlists-weekend <p>Though our website and iTunes have our complete audio holdings, you can always check our our SoundCloud streams. Just let them play and be amazed at the knowledge you take in!</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/playlists/22962918&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Kimberly Springer 518 at http://stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org Making a list, checking it twice: Books we read, like, want to read and want to like http://stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org/post/making-list-checking-it-twice-books-we-read-want-read-and-want <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It seems like </span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/08/books/review/100-notable-books-of-2013.html?_r=0" style="line-height: 1.5;">everyone </a><a href="http://apps.npr.org/best-books-2013/" style="line-height: 1.5;">has </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">a '</span><a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2013/11/slate_staff_picks_for_best_books_of_2013.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">best books</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">' </span><a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/frederickallen/2013/11/27/the-best-books-of-2013/" style="line-height: 1.5;">list </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">around this time of year. So we decided to get in on the action. We picked some old books, some new books, some books for kids, some for adults, all of them somehow tied into our State of Opportunity theme.</span></p><p>Without further ado, I present to you [drumroll, please]...</p><p><em>A Not-at-all Comprehensive Reading Guide to Poverty/Race/State of Opportunity Issues</em></p><ul><li><strong>The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Lives, by Sasha Abramsky.</strong> This book is on my Christmas wish list. It first caught my eye in <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/22/books/review/sasha-abramskys-american-way-of-poverty.html">this New York Times article,</a> and it made the paper's list of 100 Notable Books this year. Here's how the folks at the Times describe it: "This ambitious study, based on Abramsky’s travels around the country meeting the poor, both describes and prescribes." <em>-- Jennifer</em> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:49:20 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 461 at http://stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org Making a list, checking it twice: Books we read, like, want to read and want to like Ten resources for low income families in Michigan http://stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org/post/ten-resources-low-income-families-michigan <p><strong>Update July 10, 11:58 a.m.</strong></p><p>Paula Wethington of <a href="http://www.blogsmonroe.com/budget/">Monroe on a Budget</a> sent us, via the <a href="https://www.publicinsightnetwork.org/form/pin-partners/b150e1fa80f0/share-your-questions-expertise-or-story-ideas">Public Insight Network</a>, a few resources her readership has found most useful. Her blog has been providing <a href="http://www.blogsmonroe.com/budget/">articles,tips, and resources</a> for families trying to stay financially afloat for more than 5 years.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 17:49:29 +0000 Jennifer White & Sarah Alvarez 12 at http://stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org