Wed, Sep 14, 2011 -- 9:00 AM
California Poverty on the RiseDownload audio (MP3)
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
- 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