Thursday on the Afternoon Shift, host Steve Edwards will talk with experts about our continuing literacy problem. We’ll discuss why it happens and who’s trying to fix it.Our panel will include Betsy Rubin, an Adult & Family Literacy Specialist at Literacy Works in Chicago.
Reports estimate that 54% of all Americans ages of 18 to 24 are unemployed. Al Gini argues that when we can’t offer America’s youth the promise of work, we’re all in danger, both politically and economically.
With tuition hikes, compounding student loans, and scarce entry-level jobs, an increasing concern for high school graduates is whether college is worth the cost. The value of college, however, runs deeper than potential post-graduation employment.
As the Great Lakes region continues to face high rates of unemployment, many manufacturing workers find themselves laid off and lacking credentials to find new work. State-funded agencies are teaming up with community colleges and private businesses to help get workers back into jobs.
Front and Center continues this week with a look across the Canada-U.S. border. One of the questions being asked is why communities on the Canadian side of the Great Lakes region seemed to be faring so much better economically than cities and workers on the U.S. side.