Features related to poverty

Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United. (Photo: Dale Robbins)
April 2, 2014

Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, talks to Bill about food workers fight for a living wage. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

Obama and Pope Francis
April 1, 2014 | Blog

The “Nuns on the Bus” leader reflects on the significance of the recent meeting of the pontiff and the president at the Vatican. Continue reading

AP437236503965_crop
March 29, 2014 | Blog

A prerequisite for any adult conversation is telling the truth. The congressman falls monumentally short there. Continue reading

In this photo taken Nov. 23, 2009, Lisa Zilligen, 28, serves lunch to her three children, Miles, 20 months, Olivia 6, left, and Danielle, 8, in her home in Chicago. Zilligen, a single mother and full-time student at Loyola University has been getting food stamps for the past several months; sometimes the allotment runs out before the end of the month and the family ends up visiting a food pantry. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
March 28, 2014 | Blog

Single moms and absentee dads are not the problem. And going to college does not mean you’ll escape the poverty trap. Continue reading

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, March 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 27, 2014 | Blog

Fighting about whether Paul Ryan is a racist is a very good thing. Continue reading

map of the United States displaying the 21 states that have raised state minimum wage over the federal minimum in recent decades.
March 26, 2014 | Blog

Dig into the debate over dollars and cents in this interactive explainer, produced by Newsbound. Continue reading

A few hundred marchers take part in a Martin Luther King Day march and rally to the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., Monday, Jan. 15, 2007. The march was part of a daylong educational summit organized by the Statewide Poverty Action Network. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
March 26, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

cover_1_crop
March 20, 2014 | Blog

DC can’t find a permanent solution for its family homelessness crisis. Continue reading

Rachel Noerdlinger and her son Khari, 14, sit at the edge of the Hudson River near their home in Edgewater, N.J., on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
March 19, 2014 | Blog

The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates separates reality from fiction. Continue reading

House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, during the committee's hearing on organizations that say they were unfairly targeted by the Internal Revenue Service while seeking tax-exempt status. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
March 16, 2014 | Blog

He insists not, but the author of Dog Whistle Politics hopes he’s learned his lesson. Continue reading

Pedro Rodriguez, right, talks with Andrus Reyes as they participate in a demonstration on a Burger King parking lot as part of a nationwide protest supporting higher wages for workers in the fast-food industry and other minimum wage jobs in Boston, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
March 7, 2014 | Blog

The idea is popular, so low-wage employers have come up with a number of red herrings. Continue reading

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
March 5, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

AP253404130980
March 4, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

Image: Highway Patrol Images
February 27, 2014 | Blog
One doesn't think much about suspended driver's licenses, but one lawmaker says they can have a snowball effect.
EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE AT 3 A.M. EST (5 P.M. JST) - Students Julian Lopez, 12th grade, second left; Ben Montalbano, 11th grade, second right; and James Agostino, 12th grade, right; listen during their Advanced Placement (AP) Physics class at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
February 26, 2014 | Blog

One teacher’s perspective on today’s data-driven education system. Continue reading

Page 1 of 1312345...10...Last »