Kcbs, James Hawkins, Berkeley Institute discussed on KCBS Radio Weekend News

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Peter Finch KCBS have young adults been left behind in the war on poverty. A UC Berkeley research center decided to find out and as KCBS. Geoff bell reports the conclusions are. Sobering, Larry Mendosa chief Berkeley institute for the future of young Americans aims to research and call attention to the economic wellbeing of young people and generational equity in public policy and to that end says associate director James Hawkins, the institute decided to study the evolution of poverty across various age groups since the early nineteen seventies poverty is one of the most important economic and social metrics, we have in Leising historical data from the university of Minnesota and Columbia University. The researchers found that poverty rates for the elderly and the very young have improved significantly butts his hockey since the early nineteen seventies young poverty has worsened and says, Hawkins since the onset of the great recession young adults are among the most poverty pro-nato groups in the country. Came of age. Right. As the recession was hitting consumes. The results suggested federal anti poverty efforts are currently missing the Mark when it comes to young adults this social safety net is targeted at children and seniors through social security through the earned income tax policy makers will come to realize that young adults. That is eighteen to twenty four year olds need additional support as they start college, and their first jobs. Jeff bell KCBS lunch at the library is in full swing and Santa Clara county KCBS as Patty rising with more on the program whose goal is to fill young people's minds and bellies. It's the third year for the program, which offers free nutritious lunches, to children and their caregivers at three South County locations that collaborative program, and we work with the lion. Fia Silicon Valley and second harvest food Bank. Jennifer weeks is the children's services manager at the library who says this is more than just a meal. It's a full experience for those who drop by the Gilroy and Morgan hill library. Aries and the San Martine bookmobile, can learn about circuits. They can build an amazing tower of gigantic blocks. So we have stem based programming we have puppet shows that talk about healthy food, healthy, living, five thousand meals were served last summer feeding between fifty and one hundred and fifty young readers each day. Opportunity for us to kind of pick up the time in that relay race success and really support these kids learning and helping living through the summer Howdy, rising KCBS, it's a unique setting for a play. But if the play is about incarceration, it's a little bit fitting the boxes of dramatic look at the effects of solitary confinement. And it's being performed this weekend at Alcatraz the play was written and directed by Sarah short, she and two companions spent more than a year in solitary confinement, and an Iranian prison, after they had been captured when they crossed the border into Iran during.

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