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California Poverty on the Rise


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Juan Morena sits on the sidewalk as he waits for a soup kitchen to open on September 13, 2011 in Los Angeles.
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Juan Morena sits on the sidewalk as he waits for a soup kitchen to open on September 13, 2011 in Los Angeles.

More than 6 million Californians are living in poverty, according to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. That's up more than 4 percent since before the recession began in 2006. Household income fell by the biggest margin on record -- and nearly one in four California children lives in poverty. We look at the numbers and the lives of those impacted by poverty.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Aimee Durfee, vice president for community investment at United Way of the Bay Area
  • Jean Ross, executive director of the California Budget Project, a public policy research group based in Sacramento
  • Poncho Guevara, executive director of Sacred Heart Community Service, an anti-poverty organization based in San Jose

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