City Limits: A Poverty Project

In short, City Limits is a year-long multi-platform civic engagement project produced by WAER Public Media that examines and explores poverty in Syracuse.  It is a mix of journalism, storytelling and community convening designed to spark a community-wide dialogue between individuals, organizations, and community constituencies.  Each episode of this podcast project will challenge assumptions on poverty and highlight one of the many poverty related issues ranging from food insecurity, to economic development, to affordable housing and more.

The statistics regarding the poverty rate in Syracuse are staggering. But what is poverty? And what can be done about it? WAER's Chris Bolt talks with some of those living in poverty, to tackle these questions.

If you like what you her find more content from the project at CityLimitsProject.org . And subscribe in ITunes for automatic delivery of new episodes.

WAER's Joe Lee visits a local barbershop to gather Syracuscans' reactions to the poverty issue and provide context fo the City Limits project.

If you like what you her find more content from the project at CityLimitsProject.org . And subscribe in ITunes for automatic delivery of new episodes.

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WAER launches City Limits: A Poverty Project, a year-long initiative to examine the gripping, pervasive poverty problem facing Syracuse.  Over the course of the next year, WAER staff will tell stories about some of the impacts of poverty, how the city finds itself as the 13th most impoverished city in the nation and the myriad issues involved in trying to reduce the number of people in poverty.