City Limits

City Limits a Poverty Project started as a special year-long audio reporting project that examined the living and socio-economic conditions behind the rising poverty rates in Syracuse, NY.  There are over 40 stories and conversations here to explore that focus on the many aspects and impacts of poverty on our community.  From transportation and mobility to food insecurity and education, City Limits features the voices of the people who are on the frontline of the war on poverty.

Following City Limits, a Poverty Project; the next installment, City Limits: Winds of Change will explore unconscious bias, police reform and what is being done to combat racism in Syracuse. City Limits features the voices of the people who are working to hold organizations accountable for change. Taking a broader approach, City Limits strives to bring shared community issues, concerns, and impacts into greater focus by taking the necessary time to fully explore topics for deeper understanding.

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