Hari Sreenivasan reads viewer comments about a recent signature segment concerning the effects the "toxic stress" of poverty can have on the developing brain.
A growing body of research shows that the stress of growing up in poverty can have long-term effects on children’s brains and cognitive development. How can so-called “toxic stress” be prevented? NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson reports. This is part of…
The warm sands and tony neighborhoods in Naples, Florida, give it the name “Paradise Coast.” But for seniors struggling to keep food on the table, it’s far from a paradise.
By John Komlos
Sadly, zip codes of birth do matter in the U.S. and they matter more than we think, argues economist John Komlos.
By PBS NewsHour
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson announced the creation of Head Start, the early education program designed to support the needs of low-income children and get them ready for elementary school. The NewsHour’s April Brown explores the legacy and efficacy…
By Ivette Feliciano
In South Atlanta's Lakewood Heights community, where crime rates are high and many homes sit dilapidated and abandoned, the poverty rate hovers around 30 percent. The area is one of many that suffers from concentrated poverty.
By Megan Thompson
Billionaire Warren Buffett pledged years ago to donate almost all of his vast wealth to charity. One project that could benefit is the fight against concentrated poverty, which Buffett said has turned the American Dream for some into the American…
By PBS NewsHour
Across America, more and more Americans are living in what's known as "concentrated poverty," which can perpetuate the cycle of poverty for generations. The City of Atlanta has long struggled to find solutions for its areas of concentrated poverty. But…
By Elisabeth Ponsot, Daniel Costa-Roberts
On NewsHour Weekend Saturday, we bring you “Sandtown by the Numbers,” a special series of reports on life in Sandtown-Winchester, the impoverished Baltimore neighborhood where Freddie Gray grew up and was arrested on April 12.
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