Poverty http://www.kunc.org en Cost Of Childcare In Colorado All Over The Map http://www.kunc.org/post/cost-childcare-colorado-all-over-map <p></p><p>The cost of childcare in Colorado is wildly different depending on where you live, according to a new report by <a href="http://www.wfco.org/" target="_blank">The Women’s Foundation of Colorado.</a> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:28:25 +0000 Jackie Fortier 57628 at http://www.kunc.org Cost Of Childcare In Colorado All Over The Map The Changing Picture Of Poverty: Hard Work Is 'Just Not Enough' http://www.kunc.org/post/changing-picture-poverty-hard-work-just-not-enough There are 46 million poor people in the U.S., and millions more hover right above the poverty line — but go into many of their homes, and you might find a flat-screen TV, a computer or the latest sneakers.<p>And that raises a question: What does it mean to be poor in America today?<p>Take Victoria Houser, a 22-year-old single mother who lives in Painted Post, a small town in western New York. At first glance, her life doesn't look all that bad. She lives in a cozy two-bedroom apartment. She has food, furniture and toys for her almost 2-year-old son, Brayden. Wed, 07 May 2014 11:48:00 +0000 Pam Fessler 56237 at http://www.kunc.org The Changing Picture Of Poverty: Hard Work Is 'Just Not Enough' Fast-Food CEOs Earn Supersize Salaries; Workers Earn Small Potatoes http://www.kunc.org/post/fast-food-ceos-earn-supersize-salaries-workers-earn-small-potatoes At a time when fast-food workers make an average of about $9 an hour, what are the chief executives bringing home?<p>According to a <a href="http://www.demos.org/publication/fast-food-failure-how-ceo-worker-pay-disparity-undermines-industry-and-overall-economy">new report</a>, YUM! (owner of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut) compensated its CEO $22 million in 2013.<p>Chipotle's CEO took home $13.8 million in total compensation. And McDonald's CEO compensation totaled $7.7 million. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:20:00 +0000 55694 at http://www.kunc.org Fast-Food CEOs Earn Supersize Salaries; Workers Earn Small Potatoes In Book's Trial Of U.S. Justice System, Wealth Gap Is Exhibit A http://www.kunc.org/post/books-trial-us-justice-system-wealth-gap-exhibit Investigative journalist and author Matt Taibbi has long reported on American politics and business. With an old-school muckraker's nose for corruption, he examined the events leading up to the 2008 financial crisis in <em>Griftopia</em>. With Gonzo zeal, he described a two-party political system splintered into extreme factions in <em>The Great Derangement</em>.<p>And in his newest book, Taibbi sets out to explain what he thinks is a strange state of affairs:<p>"Poverty goes up. Crime goes down. The prison population doubles. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 21:40:00 +0000 NPR Staff 55237 at http://www.kunc.org In Book's Trial Of U.S. Justice System, Wealth Gap Is Exhibit A Stereotypes Of Appalachia Obscure A Diverse Picture http://www.kunc.org/post/stereotypes-appalachia-obscure-diverse-picture <strong><strong></strong></strong><em>Children in sepia-toned clothes with dirt-smeared faces. Weathered, sunken-eyed women on trailer steps chain-smoking Camels. Teenagers clad in Carhartt and Mossy Oak loitering outside of long-shuttered businesses.</em><p>When policymakers and news organizations need a snapshot of rural poverty in the United States, Appalachia—the area of land stretching from the mountains of Southern New York through Northern Alabama—is the default destination of choice. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 12:49:09 +0000 55224 at http://www.kunc.org Stereotypes Of Appalachia Obscure A Diverse Picture