Poverty

2:00am

Sun July 14, 2013
The Sunday Conversation

Patrolling Border, Sheriff Sees Immigrants' 'Determination'

Tony Estrada is the sheriff of Santa Cruz County, Ariz.
Courtesy of Tony Estrada

Each week, Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.

Tony Estrada is the sheriff of Santa Cruz County, Ariz., the poorest of all the border counties in the U.S. There are more than 1,000 Border Patrol Agents stationed in the county, which shares some 50 miles of border with Mexico.

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6:28am

Sun June 30, 2013
Code Switch

A Look At Three Types Of Lawyers Who Defend The Poor

Originally published on Sun June 30, 2013 10:43 am

In Gideon's Army, Brandy Alexander defends a 17 year old on trial for armed robbery who she believes is innocent. He faces a 10 year mandatory minimum if convicted.
Dawn Porter

This year marks the 50th anniversary of a landmark Supreme Court decision: Gideon v. Wainwright in which the justices ruled, unanimously, that defendants in criminal cases deserved legal representation in state courts. If defendants could not afford counsel, the state would have to provide it. Those lawyers are known as public defenders. A new HBO documentary, Gideon's Army, follows three black public defenders working in the Deep South. It airs on Monday.

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8:58am

Mon June 24, 2013

6:32am

Tue June 18, 2013
Losing Ground

The Lives Of Three Colorado Women On The Edge Of The 'Cliff'

Jeannett Escarcega shows her son, John, 4, a photo on her mobile phone in their east Denver apartment on Sunday, May 9, 2013. Escarcega encountered the "cliff effect" after accepting a $14.00 an hour job that triggered the loss of $500 in monthly food stamp support and even more in child care assistance (which was later reinstated for a $350 per month fee).
Credit Joe Mahoney / I-News

Perhaps the most important of the welfare reform measures passed by Congress 17 years ago doesn’t serve three-fourths of working poor families in Colorado according to an I-News analysis.

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11:00am

Sat June 15, 2013
Losing Ground

In Colorado, Child Care The Key Between Self-Sufficiency And The Cliff

Credit I-News

The measures passed by Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996 “to end welfare as we know it” were heralded as a ticket to economic self-sufficiency.

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