children poverty

Brett Myers/Youth Radio

Standing in the hallway outside a hearing room at the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center, you see benches filled with teenagers and their families–waiting to appear in court– many dressed up in button down shirts and ties, looking their Sunday best. A lot of moms, too, and little brothers and sisters who’d clearly rather be elsewhere.

Many teens are here for trials and probation hearings, but on any given day, others are trying to negotiate fines and fees.

Revolutionary Optimists

Jun 12, 2013
The Revolutionary Optimists / http://revolutionaryoptimists.org

Whenever I hear the words film, slum, Kolkata my heart sinks a little. Whether it’s an Oscar winning documentary or a feature film, it always feels a little queasy – the poor as the object of pity.

Today on Your Call: Who is speaking for children?

Feb 27, 2012

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the status of children in the US. According to the 2010 census, 74 million children live in the US -- 15 million live in families with incomes below the federal poverty line. How has recession affected the lives of children? How are they coping?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. Children’s issues are not being raised in the presidential debates. So what’s being done to improve public policies affecting children? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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