Child Poverty

The Brian Lehrer Show

Fighting Poverty with Music Education

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

As the Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela arrives for its Carnegie Hall residency, Tricia Tunstall, author of Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, and the Transformative Power of Music, talks about how the music education program "El Sistema" blends music and politics. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mu Sochua, human rights activist and opposition member of the Cambodian parliament, to discuss the new documentary "RedLight," which examines child prostitution and other human rights abuses in southeast Asia. 

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The Takeaway

New Report Shows Huge Increase in Child Poverty

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

According to a new report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT, child poverty is on the rise in America. The report, which looked at data from 2008, shows that even before the recession hit, one million more children were living in households below the poverty line than in 2000. 

"That's a real warning sign for us," says Laura Beavers, national KIDS COUNT coordinator for the Annie E. Casey Foundation. "We are fully expecting that when the Census Bureau releases new data on child poverty this year, the child poverty rate is likely to climb above 20 percent."

The report also revealed the states with the highest ranking for overall well-being of children, and the states with the lowest rankings: New Hampshire ranked first, while Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi ranked in the bottom three.

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