Economic Crisis

Making Ends Meet in the Great Recession

The story of Tisha, an unemployed mother of three in Connecticut, who's facing a social safety net shredded further by the economic crisis.
Credit: COLORLINES
Credit: COLORLINES

President Obama says the stimulus saved or created 2 million jobs in 2009. But is the recovery really working? The American dream of good jobs and strong communities is still just a dream for too many. The unfair economy hurts certain groups more, and that ends up hurting everyone.

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Race and Economic Recovery follows communities making ends meet in the Great Recession. The program narrates the moving story of Tisha, mother of three in Connecticut, facing a social safety net shredded further by the crisis. Then it goes to Los Angeles where community-based organization SCOPE has mobilized to win green jobs for communities of color.

Catch the broadcast on DirecTV Channel 375 or Dish Network Channel 9410 on Sunday, February 21, 2010, at 5 p.m. Eastern or Saturday, February 27, at 1 p.m. Eastern.

Research support was provided by The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute.

About the reporter

Seth Freed Wessler

Seth Freed Wessler

Seth Freed Wessler is an award-winning reporter in New York and a Puffin Fellow with The Investigative Fund.