City Views

CityViews 8/1/12: Child Poverty in Utah/SmartTrips



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The newest annual KIDS COUNT report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation provides a clear picture of the impact of the recession on Utah’s children. And while it sounds like good news to report that the economic well being of Utah children is 13th best in the nation, other numbers aren’t so good, least of all, the fact that the number of Utah children in poverty rose by 45 percent from 2005 to 2010. Today, we’re breaking down the data, looking at the factors that contribute to the rise of child poverty in Utah, and what policymakers should do about it.




Segment 2:

We all want cleaner air and less traffic. But sometimes it takes an extra nudge for us to leave the car in the garage and walk, bike or take public transit on our daily commute. Now, Salt Lake City and partners, including Breathe Utah, are expanding the SmartTrips program to new neighborhoods on the city’s east and west sides, hoping residents will take advantage of free bus passes, pedestrian maps and custom transit routes.


City Views
City Views was a daily public affairs program that ran on KCPW from 2011 to 2013. It was hosted by Jennifer Napier-Pearce, who later went on launch and host "Behind the Headlines," the weekly news roundup from KCPW and The Salt Lake Tribune. The show featured news reports and interviews with policymakers, local newsmakers and
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