Report Says Michigan Lags In Child Well-Being

Jane Zehnder-Merrell of Kids Count in Michigan says an astounding number of young students are in academic trouble.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/25/2012

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Report Ranks Best And Worse Counties For Infant Health

The annual Right Start in Michigan is out with its new ranking of Michigan counties in areas that contribute to infant mortality.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/30/2012

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Christmas At Warren And Trumbull

At St. Dominic Outreach Center in Detroit, the message of Christmas charity is alive and well 365 days a year even though the center doesn’t display a single decoration.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/24/2011


Census Shows 1 In 2 People Are Poor Or Low-Income

New census bureau figures show nearly half of all Americans are barely scraping by on earnings that classify them as either living in poverty or as low-income — the highest total ever.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/15/2011

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Gleaners Food Bank Offers Cyber Monday ‘Deal’

While you’re online this Cyber Monday, one local non profit group is asking you not to forget those whose cupboards are bare.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/28/2011

Low Birth Weight, Poverty Mean Chronic Disease In Mid-Life

The seeds of vulnerability to asthma, heart disease and other chronic adult health problems are planted early in life, according to a study published last week in the American Journal of Public Health.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2011


PovertyCure Launches Web Site Championing Creative Potential of the Poor

PovertyCure, a nonprofit championing the use of the church, private enterprise and entrepreneurship to solve poverty, has launched a new Web site at http://www.povertycure.org.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/06/2011

New Census Data: More Mich. Residents In Poverty

More Michigan residents are living in poverty as the state works to free itself from the lingering effects of the nation’s recession, according to new census data released Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/22/2011

A Gleaners Food Bank worker unloads food collected in a food drive. (WWJ Photo/ Pat Sweeting, File)

Gleaners Dealing With Growing Poverty Numbers

Gleaners Community Food Bank in Detroit is dealing with the growing number of Michigan residents struggling in this economy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/13/2011


Poverty Continues To Rise In U.S., Now 15.1%

The number of people in the U.S. living in poverty in 2010 rose for the fourth year in a row, while Michigan’s poor got younger.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/13/2011