Poverty http://wfae.org en Poverty In North Carolina http://wfae.org/post/poverty-north-carolina <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">North Carolina’s General Assembly has addressed a number of hot-button issues this session – voter fraud, education reform, and overhauling the tax system. But there’s one big issue not getting much attention, even though it affects more than 1.7 million people in our state. North Carolina’s poverty rate has risen this decade from </span>26th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to </span>12th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in the nation. More than 1.7 million North Carolinians are living in poverty. And more than half a million are children. You may have read the recent Charlotte Observer opinion series titled “North Carolina Shame: Ignoring Poverty.” Well, Fannie </span>Flono<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the Charlotte Observer editor who worked on that piece. She says it’s time to forge a comprehensive poverty plan in North Carolina. We’ll talk with her, as well as the Reverend Mac </span>Legerton<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Executive Director for the Center for Community Action, and Gene </span>Nichol<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Director of the </span>UNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, to try to figure out a way to combat this growing problem, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 30952 at http://wfae.org Poverty In North Carolina Poverty And Inequity http://wfae.org/post/poverty-and-inequity <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Frances Fox </span>Piven<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> stirs things up and she is just fine with that. The professor, writer and activist has been studying the nature of poverty and inequality for decades and she is an outspoken advocate for radical change in our country. National pundits of all political stripes have praised or decried her work but Dr. </span>Piven<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> unabashedly declares that the current growth of poverty and inequality is undermining our American democracy. She says there are historic solutions to this inequality and she will share them with us when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 22141 at http://wfae.org Poverty And Inequity Microloans For Poor Arrive In Charlotte http://wfae.org/post/microloans-poor-arrive-charlotte <p></p><p>Charlotte is a bank town – known for banks in the traditional sense – like Bank of America and Wells Fargo that offer checking accounts, credit cards and loans, if you can qualify. But in the last week, a very different kind of bank opened in Charlotte offering what's known as&nbsp;microloans&nbsp;to small businesspeople who couldn't qualify for a traditional one.</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 14:48:06 +0000 Julie Rose 18638 at http://wfae.org Microloans For Poor Arrive In Charlotte Using Technology To Combat Poverty http://wfae.org/post/using-technology-combat-poverty <p>We'll meet one of the leaders of an organization using an innovative strategy to fight global poverty. Jon Mitchell of CARE USA says that the technology that we take for granted in America, like cell phones, can be used to help end poverty in developing countries. We'll talk about the process of getting technology into the hands of the world's poorest communities and how this will help them better their situation and more, when Charlotte Talks.</p><p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 16936 at http://wfae.org Using Technology To Combat Poverty Poverty Increased Last Year In The Carolinas http://wfae.org/post/poverty-increased-last-year-carolinas <p>Poverty is one the rise in the Carolinas. The Census Bureau announced Thursday morning that almost 100,000 more people were driven into poverty last year in North and South Carolina. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 13:15:39 +0000 Michael Tomsic 5807 at http://wfae.org Poverty Increased Last Year In The Carolinas