This is a bit late in getting out. We were, often, distracted by the images of eighteen years ago and 9/11 and our own memories of where we were at the time...never forget. In the business news headlines today:
- The Dow breaks above 27,000 thank you Apple;
- President Trump lobbies hard for a rate cut to zero;
- Purdue Pharma is said to be close to a settlement;
- UAW leaders to huddle in Detroit...will they strike GM?
- Victoria's Secret rethinking the the "super model";
- How about a Progressive Pizza Pie?
Those stories and we've got a rare extended interview. Today sitting down with Elizabeth Buck the President of The United Way of Central Iowa and Seth Johnson the program director for OpportUNITY and talking about poverty in Des Moines, Iowa. In a city that boasts a fantastic quality of life there are still large pockets of poverty and families dealing with housing, transportation, child care and wages. Here is Part One:
In Part Two of our conversation we start to look at ways to reduce the stress on working families and how the United Way of Central Iowa is working to that end. We also cover several bright spots including the high school graduation rate. Here is Part Two:
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