4:00 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

You should listen to our SoundCloud playlists this weekend

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!

11:49 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Making a list, checking it twice: Books we read, like, want to read and want to like

Credit Jennifer Guerra / Michigan Radio

It seems like everyone has a 'best books' list 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.

Without further ado, I present to you [drumroll, please]...

A Not-at-all Comprehensive Reading Guide to Poverty/Race/State of Opportunity Issues

  • The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Lives, by Sasha Abramsky. This book is on my Christmas wish list. It first caught my eye in this New York Times article, 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‚Äôs travels around the country meeting the poor, both describes and prescribes." -- Jennifer
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1:49 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Ten resources for low income families in Michigan

Update July 10, 11:58 a.m.

Paula Wethington of Monroe on a Budget sent us, via the Public Insight Network, a few resources her readership has found most useful. Her blog has been providing articles,tips, and resources for families trying to stay financially afloat for more than 5 years.

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