October 23, 2018
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Wake Up With WURD 10.9.18 – Jake Blumgart

From WURD Radio: Jake discusses his PlanPhilly.com story on a recent study done by the Pew Charitable Trusts which shows that the vast majority of low-income Philadelphians receive no assistance with their housing costs. As a result, many have to rely on unconventional and sometimes illegal arrangements to secure shelter. (Read more.)

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Seattle is the leader in worker protection laws. What can Philly learn as it considers a ‘fair workweek’?

From Philadelphia Media Network:
As Philadelphia’s City Council prepares to host a hearing Oct. 30 about its own version of Seattle’s year-old “secure-scheduling law,” known here and around the country as “fair-workweek” laws, here’s a look at what the city can learn from Seattle, thought to be a national leader in worker laws that aim to combat poverty. (Read more.)

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Sunday Suppers Fight Food Insecurity

From NBC10/Telemundo62 : Broke In Philly: Sunday Suppers Fight Food Insecurity
In this episode of Broke In Philly, NBC10 talks to Sherita Mouzon, who works as a Witness to Hunger with Drexel’s Center for Hunger Free Communities. There, she helps to fight food insecurity by equipping families to prepare and cook healthy meals at weekly Sunday suppers. (Read more.)

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Wake Up With WURD

Wake Up With WURD 10.9.18 – Jake Blumgart

From WURD Radio: Jake discusses his PlanPhilly.com story on a recent study done by the Pew Charitable Trusts which shows that the vast majority of low-income Philadelphians receive no assistance with their housing costs. As a result, many have to rely on unconventional and sometimes illegal arrangements to secure shelter. (Read more.)

Killing SEPTA transfer fees, charging for parking differently — it’s all in Philly’s new transportation plan

From PlanPhilly: The City of Philadelphia released what may be its most ambitious and concretely detailed transportation plan yet on Wednesday. Called CONNECT, the seven-year plan details the goals, strategies and tactics officials hope will address the city’s most pressing transportation challenges, including increased congestion, declining bus ridership, and a bike commuting trend that’s gone flat. (Read more.)

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Reframing economic injustice in America’s poorest big city

In the dozen-or-so stories Broke has published since its launch, its media partners have made strides in avoiding stereotypes and stigmatizing language. The group has also made community engagement central to the project’s development, event planning, and reporting process. From: Columbia Journalism Review (Read more.)

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