City Limits: A Poverty Project

In short, City Limits is a year-long multi-platform civic engagement project produced by WAER Public Media that examines and explores poverty in Syracuse.  It is a mix of journalism, storytelling and community convening designed to spark a community-wide dialogue between individuals, organizations, and community constituencies.  Each episode of this podcast project will challenge assumptions on poverty and highlight one of the many poverty related issues ranging from food insecurity, to economic development, to affordable housing and more.

If you like what you hear find more content from the project at CityLimitsProject.org . 

Those battling poverty face many stresses, and their own health may not be a top priority. But at Step Up Moment, the volunteers push participants to realize it should be one. City Limits’ Katie Zilcosky tells us how they’re doing it. 

This episode is part of the City Limits sub series On The Front Lines, which examines individuals and agencies making a difference in Syracuse's poverty problem.

On The Front Lines is made possible by the Central New York Community Foundation.

Unpredictable life circumstances sometimes force people to seek shelter and special help.  Salvation Army specialized housing programs here in Syracuse are serving people who become homeless in our community and provide them an opportunity for a fresh start. 

City Limits' John Smith has the very personal stories of two women thrust into homelessness by bad circumstances … but found assistance to aid them as they work towards a brighter future. 

Struggling to find a good paying job and being able to pay your bills at times is a significant challenge. Now imagine that you do not speak the language native to your home. How would you find work? Where would you turn to for assistance? City Limits' Brian Moore attempts to answer these question in this latest report.

Catch up on previous reports and find out more information on the project by going to CityLimitsProject.org

For many of us, getting in the car and going to work is something we take for granted.  But for others struggling to get by, that trip to work can be a barrier between a decent paying job that could lift them out of poverty.    WAER’s Scott Willis takes a look at one solution that seems to be working for a handful of residents.

If you like what you hear find more content from the project at CityLimitsProject.org . And subscribe in ITunes for automatic delivery of new episodes.

With Interstate 81 declared to have outlived it's useful life, there are some who see the future of the highway as an opportunity to make a difference in the staggering poverty crisis in the city. WAER’s Kijin Higashibaba looks back on the history of the highway to understand why.

If you like what you hear find more content from the project at CityLimitsProject.org . And subscribe in ITunes for automatic delivery of new episodes

City Limits- The Path to Homelessness

Jan 9, 2018

There can be a myriad of reasons that someone becomes homeless. But, what happens when youth have nowhere to live and what circumstances led up to it?  John Smith introduces us to two young people in that situation as part of the City Limits project.

If you like what you hear find more content from the project at CityLimitsProject.org . And subscribe in ITunes for automatic delivery of new episodes

The statistics regarding the poverty rate in Syracuse are staggering. But what is poverty? And what can be done about it? WAER's Chris Bolt talks with some of those living in poverty, to tackle these questions.

If you like what you hear find more content from the project at CityLimitsProject.org . And subscribe in ITunes for automatic delivery of new episodes.

WAER's Joe Lee visits a local barbershop to gather Syracuscans' reactions to the poverty issue and provide context fo the City Limits project.

If you like what you hear find more content from the project at CityLimitsProject.org . And subscribe in ITunes for automatic delivery of new episodes.

WAER.org

WAER launches City Limits: A Poverty Project, a year-long initiative to examine the gripping, pervasive poverty problem facing Syracuse.  Over the course of the next year, WAER staff will tell stories about some of the impacts of poverty, how the city finds itself as the 13th most impoverished city in the nation and the myriad issues involved in trying to reduce the number of people in poverty. 

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