Poverty http://tpr.org en Celebrity Contributions Highlight Empty Bowl Event For SAMMinistries http://tpr.org/post/celebrity-contributions-highlight-empty-bowl-event-samministries <p>Members of the San Antonio Potters Guild have been hard at work for months, creating thousands of bowls to benefit SAMMinistries this weekend.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For months now, pottery students Linda Perez and Deb Ferris and a dedicated group of fellow potters have been crafting bowls of different shapes and sizes to benefit <a href="http://www.samm.org/" target="_blank">San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries</a>.</span></p><p>“This is a 12-hour process,” said Perez. “You change the ratio of air and gas so that reduction occurs two times during the firing.”</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:16:43 +0000 Eileen Pace 27414 at http://tpr.org Celebrity Contributions Highlight Empty Bowl Event For SAMMinistries Texas Interactive: How Literate Is Your City? http://tpr.org/post/texas-interactive-how-literate-your-city <p><em>"The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them" -- Mark Twain.</em></p><p>Dr. John Miller, the author of the <a href="http://web.ccsu.edu/americasmostliteratecities/2013/rankbycategory/default.asp" target="_blank">America's Most Literate Cities study</a>, which ranked 77 of the nation's largest cities by six groupings of criteria, said that Twain quote perfectly encapsulates his attitude toward literacy.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:49:03 +0000 Chris Eudaily 27236 at http://tpr.org Texas Interactive: How Literate Is Your City? Poverty Simulation Forces Students To Make Tough Decisions On Day-To-Day Things http://tpr.org/post/poverty-simulation-forces-students-make-tough-decisions-day-day-things <p>Each semester since last summer, the University of Texas Health Science Center has been giving students an extra dose of the real world. Rather than relying on books and tests to educate nursing and medical students, professors thought a “day in the life” of someone living in poverty might help them relate to patients better.</p><p>The exercise is what they call a "poverty simulator" and attempts to portray real situations of people on restricted incomes.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:43:23 +0000 Ryan Loyd 26174 at http://tpr.org Poverty Simulation Forces Students To Make Tough Decisions On Day-To-Day Things When King And Johnson Joined Forces To Fight The War On Poverty http://tpr.org/post/when-king-and-johnson-joined-forces-fight-war-poverty When President Lyndon B. Johnson met at the White House with the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 18, 1964, the two men were near the peak of their powers and the country was in a maelstrom.<p>Johnson had been President for less than two months following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Sat, 18 Jan 2014 15:26:26 +0000 Andrew Small 25308 at http://tpr.org When King And Johnson Joined Forces To Fight The War On Poverty The Source: The War On Poverty 50 Years Later http://tpr.org/post/source-war-poverty-50-years-later <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fifty years ago last night, President Lyndon </span>Baines<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Johnson called on lawmakers to help him wage a war on poverty. Few would argue that poverty is still a large issue today, but the effectiveness of the programs launched -- programs like Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, Job Corps, etc. -- are widely debated depending on what party you identify with.</span></p><p>Today we talk about the legacy of the program with a variety of scholars.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:53:28 +0000 Paul Flahive 24805 at http://tpr.org The Source: The War On Poverty 50 Years Later Rubio Questions LBJ's Legacy On Poverty http://tpr.org/post/rubio-questions-lbjs-legacy-poverty Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>We've been marking the 50th anniversary of the war on poverty from a number of perspectives. Now, the Republican take. Republicans have long been critical of Lyndon Johnson's expansive approach to a federal safety net. Today, the Republican senator from Florida, Marco Rubio, proposed what he says is a better way forward. His way? Take power away from Washington and give it to the states. NPR's Don Gonyea is here to tell us more. And, Don, first, give us some context. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 23:12:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 24781 at http://tpr.org For LBJ, The War On Poverty Was Personal http://tpr.org/post/lbj-war-poverty-was-personal President Lyndon Johnson stood in the Capitol on Jan. 8, 1964, and, in his first State of the Union address, committed the nation to a war on poverty.<p>"We shall not rest until that war is won," Johnson said. "The richest nation on Earth can afford to win it. We cannot afford to lose it."<p>It was an effort that had been explored under President Kennedy, but it firmly — and quickly — took shape under Johnson.<p>On Nov. 22, 1963, just hours after Kennedy was assassinated, Johnson was meeting with advisers in Washington to get the affairs of state in order. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 14:33:41 +0000 NPR Staff 24740 at http://tpr.org For LBJ, The War On Poverty Was Personal The Source: A Look At Poverty In America http://tpr.org/post/source-look-poverty-america <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The last 10 years or the "lost decade" has mired the country in debt that we are only now starting to climb out of. &nbsp;The incidence of poverty has jumped in America, and you might be surprised to see where it has grown most. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:40:00 +0000 Paul Flahive 23943 at http://tpr.org The Source: A Look At Poverty In America Hidden Pockets Of Poverty: College Towns, Suburbs & Public Schools http://tpr.org/post/hidden-pockets-poverty-college-towns-suburbs-public-schools <p><strong>Fronteras</strong>: A three-part series exploring hidden pockets of poverty: In college towns across the West, it's often a struggle to find both low-income and student housing. We explore a new trend of higher poverty rates in the nation's suburbs. As the number of poor students increases the amount of per pupil funding doesn't. We look at one public school district that's trying to do more with less. Also, a look at the unique challenges the children of migrant farm workers face when it comes to getting an education.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 18:10:36 +0000 Crystal Chavez 21600 at http://tpr.org Hidden Pockets Of Poverty: College Towns, Suburbs & Public Schools Pro-Life Camp Celebrates Appeals Court Ruling On Texas Abortion Restrictions http://tpr.org/post/pro-life-camp-celebrates-appeals-court-ruling-texas-abortion-restrictions <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> Pro-life supporters are pleased with 5th Circuit Court ruling to put HB 2 restrictions into law -- doctors at clinics providing abortions must now have admitting privileges at local hospitals within 30 miles. Also on this show: The Permian Basin is the nation's largest oil production center, Brownsville hopes to make something good from "poorest city" label, and Juárez tries to move beyond its violent past.</p><p><strong>5th Circuit Court reverses ruling on admitting privileges</strong></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 18:33:46 +0000 David Martin Davies 21209 at http://tpr.org Pro-Life Camp Celebrates Appeals Court Ruling On Texas Abortion Restrictions