poverty

12:00am

Wed May 20, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Your Call: What are the best ways to maximize your Social Security benefits?

  

On the May 20th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about how to get more from Social Security. The new book Get What’s Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security by Laurence Kotlikoff, Philip Moeller, and Paul Solman offers strategies for how to maximize this benefit. According to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, we’re foregoing nearly $10 billion a year in Social Security spousal benefits. What do you want to know about Social Security? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you. 

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5:47pm

Thu April 16, 2015
Politics

The first look inside San Francisco's radical attempt to end homelessness

March 29 was the last night Delilah Soto slept on the street. She’s a recovering heroin addict who’s been living in a tent in San Francisco’s Mission District with her girlfriend, Rocky Anderson, and their dog Sparta. That night, she learned they had another choice.

Nearby, 1950 Mission St. was dead space. A closed-down school site sitting on premium San Francisco real estate, begging to be repurposed. On March 30, the gates opened on a new pilot program called the “Navigation Center”.

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11:14am

Wed April 8, 2015
Inflection Point

Inflection Point: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Leila Janah

  There are billions of people across the world who are living in poverty.  And it's not uncommon for girls for in developing countries to be married off or working by the time they reach the 5th grade. But if you keep a girl in school, her income opportunities grow by 15% for each year she does stay in school. Meet the new social entrepreneurs, Leila Janah of SamaGroup and Erin Ganju of Room to Read. Breaking the cycle of poverty for millions of women. That's our next Inflection Point.

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10:16am

Tue April 7, 2015
Digest

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, April 7, 2015

435 Tremont Avenue
Bonnie Chan

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area as curated by KALW news.

 Poverty rate still near all time high in bay area // SF Biz Journal

"Not all ships have risen with the tide, especially in the Bay Area. The poverty rate in the region still hovers near its all-time high, with more than 800,000 people living below the poverty line.

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10:40am

Thu April 2, 2015
Digest

Daily news roundup for Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

One of Mission artist Cindy DeLosa's dioramas
Daniel Mondragón Mission Local

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

California Drought: Governor Orders First-Ever Water Restrictions // SFist 

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