Sprouts:Poverty-Better Times Ahead 
Series: Title: Sub-title:
Sprouts  Poverty-Better Times Ahead  The Global Poverty Report 
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
Sprouts  Weekly Program  For non-profit use only. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
Stories relating the real-life struggles and solutions of poor people; including statistics about poverty, evictions courts in San Francisco, dumpster-diving, Detroit's homeless shelters, and poverty in post Katrina Mississippi  Voices of poor and homeless across the USA. Jessica Lockhart - host. reports filed by Michael Alderson, Anna Sussman, Zak Rosen and “Nobody” as well as a special segment featuring observations by Terry Lathan.  
Notes: Credits:
This week's Sprouts edition is a production of, “The Homelessness Marathon.”

“Better Times Ahead – The Global Poverty Report”” will look at stories relating to the real-life struggles and real-life solutions poor people find every day.

In this edition, we will hear “Poverty By The Numbers,” the first of an ongoing series of reports on the numbers making poverty news. Then we will visit the waiting room of a San Francisco courthouse where poor people with eviction notices must go it alone when it come to facing the well-paid lawyers of the landlord; the bottom of a dumpster in Detroit, where a woman happily finds food for herself, her mother, her friends and sometimes hundreds of others; Detroit’s homeless shelters, where they’re seeing an erupting, unmeetable demand for their services; and to Gulf Coast Mississippi, right where Hurricane Katrina came ashore, to hear what has become of the children of the storm.

Sprouts is a weekly program that features local radio production and stories from many radio stations and local media groups around the world. It is produced in collaboration with community radio stations and independent producers across the country. The program is coordinated and distributed by Pacifica Radio and offered free of charge to all radio stations.

For information, or if you would like to feature your work on Sprouts, contact
Ursula Ruedenberg at ursula@pacifica.org.

 
Theme song is “My Dreams Are Gone With Wind,” music by Ben Oakland with lyrics by Milton Drake, from the 1937, Cary Grant-Irene Dunne comedy, “The Awful Truth.”
 
Topics
Politics and Activism  
 
 
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View Script  Portland, Maine  12-09-2009  English 
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