9/21: The face of poverty in Georgia

Moderated by Rick Badie

Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau released figures showing that Georgia has the third-highest poverty rate in the country. Today, we present a face behind the numbers — a Gwinnett County couple who suddenly found themselves destitute.

Also, a college professor writes about the new face of poverty and what’s necessary to curb its tide.

Read what they have to say and then comment below.

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Linda

September 21st, 2011
12:09 pm

I have watched my daughter andher husband go through this same scenario. They both have college degrees, they have both been responsible about saving and trying to plan for their future. They have both lost their jobs. My son-in-law is an attorney and cannot find a job. Most of us are just a pyacheck, a major car repair, or an unexpected illness away from this happening to us.