Whether you think the recession is over or not, it’s been hard on many people in the Midwest and the country.
So, our Changing Gears team went out to find some people whose circumstances have forced them make some tough choices that are, perhaps, working out for the better.
Here are three stories of the Plan B.
Our story was produced by Dan Bobkoff with help from Niala Boodhoo, Sarah Alvarez and Dustin Dwyer.
This story was informed by the Public Insight Network.
Changing Gears is a public media collaboration of WBEZ Chicago, Michigan Radio, and ideastream Cleveland.
Support comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.