Poverty

Sarah Smarsh CreditPaul Andrews

I was knocked out by Sarah Smarsh's new book "Heartland:  A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth".  It woke me up to the fact that most of what is written about women, written about being rural, is coming from white men.  Sarah doesn't shy away from the fact that she is white, and what that means to her growing up.  But she looks at things like what the term white trash implies.  What being a teenage mother does to a woman in a rural area.  One of my favorite parts of our conversation was at the end wh

At even given time, we or someone we know is having to make difficult choices - to pay utilities or a car payment or to buy food for our families.  Executive Director of the Second Harvest North Central Food Bank Sue Estee joined us on the Morning Show. 

If you need assistance find out how you can FIND FOOD.

In the month of March you can help your area food shelf:

Circles of Support's Alice Moren joined us today to talk about the "One Crisis Away" conversations that are taking place all month in Itasca County.   As she said, "we are ALL one crisis away from poverty."

Craig Menozzi grew up in the Nashwauk schools and went on to become a superintendent in both Minnesota and Iowa.  In today's conversation we talked about success in schools when it comes to students living in poverty and long range planning of rural schools.