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The Working Poor

The "working poor" are people who have a job - maybe even several - yet are barely scraping by. They’re often invisible... mopping the floors after closing, taking fares at a parking garage, or frying your burger behind the counter. ideastream's Brian Bull shares these profiles in the short series The Working Poor.

The Working Poor, Part V: An Interview with 'Working Poor' Author David K. Shipler

Monday, December 23, 2013 at 10:32 am
The former New York Times reporter talks about his research and experience with America's struggling working class.

The Working Poor, Part IV: Marilyn

Monday, December 23, 2013 at 9:33 am
An unemployed Cleveland elder contends with a tight budget and sporadic work, while also caring for her mother.

The Working Poor, Part III: Bridget

Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 10:25 pm
A college graduate finds herself on food stamps and living in her parent's basement.

The Working Poor, Part II: Brushawn

Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 11:38 pm
Our Working Poor series continues with a Cleveland man working two jobs and hoping to reconnect with family.

The Working Poor, Part I: Natasha and Robin

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 11:13 pm
A Cleveland fast food worker and mother tells her story about working while planning for bigger things ahead.