Streams

Money Stress

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Monday, October 05, 2009

Transcript

With joblessness at a 26 year high, many people across the country are getting a crash course in coping with the stress of not having a steady pay check. Rookie Reporter Erikka Diaz, like many of her neighbors in South Bronx, has lived in poverty her whole life. Her family knows well the anxiety that comes with constantly having to scrape enough money together to pay the rent, buy groceries, and have enough left over for all the things kids want, like going to the prom, or a new pair of sneakers.

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Miguelina "Erikka" Diaz
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Comments [2]

Ilene Lerner from Cambridge Ma

Hola Miguelina,

I met you at the National Conference for Media Reform last weekend at the Free Speech TV press table. I told you about Free Speech TV and you told me about your internship at a radio station, and your award winning report on money stress. Well, I just heard it and it was really powerful!

I think you are a remarkable, strong and intelligent young woman and you have a bright future before you.

It was great to meet you and I would love to keep in touch with you.

Ilene

Apr. 13 2011 04:55 PM
Kareem from Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn New York

I used to hate not having money. I always wanted something but never had the money for it. So I decided that if my parents don't have it then i'm going to have to get it myself. I got a job and now I be having money and nothing to buy.

Dec. 07 2010 11:16 AM