Sam Roberts appears in the following:
Thursday, March 04, 2010
The federal government is thinking about implementing a new formula to calculate poverty. The new formula would increase the number of poor from 13.2 percent to 15.8 percent. The striking change comes among the elderly, where under the new measure, 18.7 percent of people 65-years-old and over are under the poverty line. That's 7.1 million Americans and an increase from 9.7 percent.
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Americans have stopped moving! And the economy is to blame. While this isn't particularly revelatory, our partners at the New York Times are reporting that fewer Americans moved last year than in any year since 1962 and it seems to be directly related to the housing slump. The numbers also suggest that Americans were unable or unwilling to follow any job opportunities that may have existed around the country, as they have in the past. Sam Roberts writes about demographics for the New York Times and joins us to maybe help explain to us why we have stopped moving.
For more, read Sam Roberts' article, As Housing Market Dips, More in U.S. Are Staying Put
in today's New York Times.
Monday, March 09, 2009
Herb Sturz, founder of the Vera Institute of Justice, is one of New York’s most overlooked social champions. Sam Roberts
talks about his new book that profiles Sturz’s quest to tackle some of society’s toughest problems. Plus, Steve Coll
decides to read every single word of the 407-page stimulus bill ...