Friday, June 08, 2012
Rio De Janaeiro had finally closed the infamous Jardim Gramacho garbage dump. Lucy Walker, director of the Oscar-nominated documentary "Waste Land," weighs the environment good against the economic consequences for the people who once worked there.
Friday, February 03, 2012
Poverty and homelessness disproportionately effects those who have served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and National Guard. While the reasons are diverse — the lack of perceived skills by civilian employers, physical and psychological injuries sustained during service, a sluggish economy — the reality is undeniable: veterans make up only ten percent of the population, yet seven percent of veterans live in poverty and one in five are homeless. Of those that have served, the group hardest hit have been National Guard veterans.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Americans struggling with the ongoing recession and unemployment has been one of the defining narratives of 2011. Alexandra Jarrin, a regular guest and listener, lost her corporate job and home in 2008 and remained unemployed for nearly three years. She now works as a door-to-door salesperson for commission, but hopes to find a better job soon. Jarrin is 50-years-old and lives in Vermont. She has been on the program before, and gives an update of how her life has changed since The Takeaway last spoke to her.
Monday, December 05, 2011
GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says we need a radical proposal to "change America's culture of poverty," and put children to work. He advocates allowing kids as young as nine to replace school janitors. Gingrich thinks this approach would not only teach good work ethic to children in poor communities, but also help them earn a wage for their families.
Monday, August 01, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
We're having fun with a new feature: quick videos with hosts after the show. In today's episode, host Celeste Headlee reacts to our coverage of the continuing battle over principle in Washington's debt ceiling talks, and the continuing struggle for America's unemployed. Are they focused on the right priorities? It's a question we've been asking listeners, and one that has generated a lot of response.
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
We're talking about unemployed workers this week. We want to check in with what you're doing: Text the word TAKE to 69866 and tell us what you're doing today. Maybe it's working on your resume? Maybe it's something you've always wanted to do, but haven't had the time? Let us know.
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
While lawmakers are adjourned this week for the July 4th recess, many of the country's millions of unemployed workers await their return for an expected vote on an extension of unemployment insurance benefits.