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Greensboro Residents Work To Break Cycle Of Poverty

Line of women stand in graduation gowns.
Naomi Prioleau
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WUNC
Rasheeda Brown recently graduated from the Family Success Center, a center aimed at reducing poverty in Greensboro.

Nearly 20 percent of residents in Greensboro live in poverty, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. A new series by WUNC reporter Naomi Prioleau examines the specific barriers these individuals face as they try to change their economic future.

Prioleau profiles area residents and investigates how factors like generational wealth and access to education and affordable housing affect people’s well-being. Host Frank Stasio talks with Prioleau about the series and the socioeconomic state of the city.

Charlie Shelton-Ormond is a podcast producer for WUNC.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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