Thursday 2/9 - Joshua Goodman, AP - Venezuela goes from bad to worse

Thursday 2/9
Joshua Goodman, AP
Venezuela goes from bad to worse

Venezuela, not long ago, one of the most prosperous countries in South America is facing something very close to mass starvation. You can see the signs on the streets of Caracas the capital city and in other cities, towns and rural areas across the country. Associated Press reporters Joshua Goodman and Hannah Dreier have described the lines of people waiting, often all day, to buys a few items for sale in almost-empty stores; the hospital pediatric wards filled with underweight…

Thursday 2/2 - Ken Belson, NY Times - NFL owner builds a stadium and wants to rebuild the neighborhoods around it

Thursday 2/2
Ken Belson, NY Times
NFL owner builds a stadium and wants to rebuild the neighborhoods around it

Welcome to the magical economy of the National Football League where the rich get richer and the poor get bombarded by Super Bowl commercials, at least as long as the league keeps its championship game on free, broadcast TV. Why do I call the NFL economy magical?  Think of America’s pro football industry as a checkerboard.  Just by moving pieces around the board…not adding franchises, or trimming less successful ones, … no, just by changing the places on its national…

Thursday 1/19 – Christopher Smart – Salt Lake Tribune – The fight to  end homelessness in Utah

Thursday 1/19 – Christopher Smart – Salt Lake Tribune – The fight to end homelessness in Utah

When it comes to ending homelessness, Salt Lake City and County and the State of Utah are rated #1 in both planning and execution. But, despite these best efforts, the problem of homelessness and public anxiety about it continue to grow. Christopher Smart of the Salt Lake Tribune on a good, but imperfect social safety net and the people who fall through it.

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