THE STORY OF AMERICAN POVERTY AS TOLD BY ONE ALABAMA COUNTY

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The story of American poverty, as told by one Alabama county

The story of American poverty, as told by one Alabama county

More than 18 million Americans live in “extreme poverty,” according to a report from the United Nations, which ranked poverty in the U.S. alongside some of the ...

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Poverty rates surge in American suburbs

Poverty rates surge in American suburbs

When President Johnson declared a "War on Poverty" fifty years ago, images of American poverty focused on the inner-city and rural poor. What is the state of ...

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Lowndes County's Raw Sewage Problem | ACRE (Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise)

Lowndes County's Raw Sewage Problem | ACRE (Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise)

Rural residents of Lowndes County in Alabama lack access to any form of a sewage system and are therefore exposed to disease. In Lowndes County, this ...

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Does the US suffer from extreme poverty?

Does the US suffer from extreme poverty?

The United Nations expert on extreme poverty says he was shocked by what he saw during a two-week tour of the US. No sewage system in parts of Alabama ...

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A Portrait of Poverty in America: Job Insecurity and Payday Lending

A Portrait of Poverty in America: Job Insecurity and Payday Lending

Many families in Tchula, Miss., struggle to make ends meet with a patchwork of jobs and high-interest loans. Community leaders and the town's only bank try to ...

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Alabama Has The Worst Poverty In Developed World According To UN Report

Alabama Has The Worst Poverty In Developed World According To UN Report

The state of Alabama is about as close to a Third World country as you can get. And that's not an insult – that's the conclusion of a recent UN investigation into ...

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Photographer puts America's poverty in focus

Photographer puts America's poverty in focus

Three years ago, photojournalism professor Steve Liss founded "In Our Own Backyard" -- recruiting photographers to travel the country and help make an ...

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🇺🇸 Why are so many Americans living in dire poverty? | The Stream

🇺🇸 Why are so many Americans living in dire poverty? |  The Stream

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” is probably the best known phrase in the United States Declaration of Independence. It is supposed to be at the very ...

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'Environmental Racism': How Alabama's sewage crisis is affecting the state's poorest

'Environmental Racism': How Alabama's sewage crisis is affecting the state's poorest

Hookworm, a disease thought only to affect the developing world, is thriving in some parts of the rural US. In a recent study, 35% of the residents surveyed in ...

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Meet the rural Americans who fear they’re being forgotten

Meet the rural Americans who fear they’re being forgotten

Hear from rural voters in Ashtabula County, Ohio, as they describe the most important issues to them.

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Over 40% of US Households Are One Paycheck Away From Poverty

Over 40% of US Households Are One Paycheck Away From Poverty

Far more households in the US are at risk of joining the ranks of the poor, should they lose their job or face a financial emergency, showing that millions are ...

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Why the poorest county in West Virginia has faith in Donald Trump | Anywhere but Washington

Why the poorest county in West Virginia has faith in Donald Trump | Anywhere but Washington

Donald Trump was more popular in McDowell County than anywhere else in America during the Republican primaries. Subscribe to The Guardian ...

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The Stream - What’s behind rural poverty in the US?

The Stream - What’s behind rural poverty in the US?

This episode's story: http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201706200130-0025456 Follow The Stream and join Al Jazeera's social media community: FACEBOOK: ...

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The Working Poor and Homeless in the USA

The Working Poor and Homeless in the USA

This is a story on the working poor and homeless in the USA. This story went to air on the 4 Corners program ABC TV 13th of March 2017.

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Along the Mississippi: The Deep South (Part 1 - Full Documentary) | TRACKS

Along the Mississippi: The Deep South (Part 1 - Full Documentary) | TRACKS

This is the first episode of the documentary series "Along the Mississippi," which takes viewers on a journey from the deep south to the north following North ...

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