Low Income

The Brian Lehrer Show

Weiner Voters; Race and Age; Economic Mobility

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

McDonald’s released a sample living expenses budget for its low-wage workers. We’ll take your calls on how you live or have lived with a minimum wage income, and hear advice from Deyanira Del Rio of the New Economy Project (formerly NEDAP). Then, the details of a study on economic mobility in the United States. Plus: Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson on the race; and an hour of open phones – this week on race in America.

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NY Legal Group Accepts New Contract, Ends Strike

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A forty-day labor strike is over for one of the nation's largest free legal groups.



The Effort to Guide Low-Income, Top Students to Elite Colleges

Friday, March 29, 2013

Here's the good news: Nationally, there are more high-achieving students from low-income families than previously thought. The bad news is that they are not applying to selective colleges at the same rates as their more affluent peers.

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AC Workers Feel Post Sandy Housing Crunch

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Atlantic City's casinos were mostly spared during Sandy, but the workers are struggling to find affordable housing there. A rental housing shortage extends far beyond the Jersey shore.