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In Beattyville, Kentucky -- one of the poorest, predominantly white towns in America -- the hope is palpable after the election of Donald Trump. CNNMoney traveled there to hear firsthand what people hope President Trump will do for them.
When you think of extreme poverty, you may tend to think of people overseas, or in far away places. The reality is, there are many struggling right here in our own back yard. Tucked in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky are communities of people who are struggling every day for enough to meet their basic needs. In order to help and love these people, someone would have to live along side of them, teaching and helping them on a daily basis. The Happy Church is a community doing just that. Check out how the Happy Church is showing Christ love through ordinary acts of love. Godfire Apparel is proud to be partnering with and giving proceeds from our apparel to help fuel the Happy Church as they live out this incredible story. For more on the Happy Church, check them out here: http://ww...
Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson visited Kentucky and declared the War on Poverty, the area of Eastern Kentucky continues to struggle with high unemployment rates, poverty, and the loss of thousands of coal-industry jobs. NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports on how the new federal Promise Zones initiative in the region is aiming to boost the economy.
My commentary on some random encounters that I had when I lived in Eastern Kentucky.
Cancer is epidemic in eastern Kentucky, a result of medical illiteracy, limited access to care, unhealthy lifestyles and poverty. In fact, life expectancy in the region is five years shorter than the rest of the nation. But state health officials are aiming to change that with comprehensive prevention and education initiatives. Special correspondent Jackie Judd reports.
Get more Tips here! www.destinationtips.com Are you thinking of relocating somewhere in the States? Make sure you take a look at the 12 worst places to live in the U.S. before you make any decisions about your next home base. 12. St. Louis, Missouri Over 14% of St. Louis’ population is living below the poverty line. Out of 100,000 residents, every year 35.3 are murdered, which ranks it as one of America’s most dangerous cities too. 11. Reno, Nevada Reno was the gambling capital of the US until Las Vegas was developed and “The Biggest Little City in the World” has been in economic decline ever since. Reno experiences nearly 39 annual crimes per 1,000 residents. 10. Modesto, California Despite being home to the largest winery in the world, the unemployment rate was nearly 13% in 2014. ...
With income inequality a hot topic on the presidential campaign trail, here are America's richest and poorest states in terms of median household income according to analysis by 24/7 Wall Street. Photo: Getty Images / The Wall Street Journal. Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjvideo Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJvideo Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/
Check out our new website for more incredible documentaries: HD and ad-free. https://goo.gl/LwMcmY 3.5 million children are growing up in poverty in the UK. It’s one of the worst rates in the industrialised world and successive governments continue to struggle to bring it into line. Struggling & without a voice, 'Poor Kids' shines a light on this pressing issue. Want to watch more full-length Documentaries? Click here: http://bit.ly/1GOzpIu Follow us on Twitter for more - https://twitter.com/realstoriesdocs Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RealStoriesChannel Instagram - @realstoriesdocs Poor Kids was produced by True Vision Productions. If you wish to find out more the people featured in this documentary then go to http://truevisiontv.com/foundation Content licensed from Digital R...
Where do the most rednecks in Kentucky live? We measured the things they love to find out.
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Wolfe County, Kentucky is the poorest county in all of America. Many of it's residents are on welfare, receiving food stamps or other assistance. They also think the Republican party is the party that cares about what they're going through and fighting for them... This clip from the Majority Report, live M-F at 12 noon EST and via daily podcast at http://Majority.FM Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/SamSeder
ABC News spent two years following children growing up in poverty in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. Isolated pockets in central Appalachia have three times the national poverty rate, an epidemic of prescription drug abuse, the shortest life span in the nation, toothlessness, cancer and chronic depression [ FEBRUARY 2009 ] CLICK TO WATCH THE ENTIRE DOCUMENTARY : http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=6877502 __________________________ The oldest mountains in America are rich in natural beauty with their raging creeks, steep hollows and old pines. They are also one of the poorest, most disadvantaged regions in America. Central Appalachia has up to three times the national poverty rate, an epidemic of prescription drug abuse, the shortest life span in the nation, toothlessn...
On August 3, 2016, I offered a ride to a woman walking along a road in Rand, West Virginia--just outside the capital Charleston. She was happy to open up about her circumstances and life in this community. But it wasn't pretty. In the end, I simply remembered that though I couldn't do much to help this woman, if we all helped a little--in whatever ways we can--communities like this can be improved. Read full story here: http://theperiphery.areavoices.com/2017/01/29/an-appalachian-woman-tells-all-poverty-and-drug-abuse-in-west-virginia/ If you have an interesting person you'd like me to interview, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More jobs and better prospects are what many Americans are hoping for under President Donald Trump. Kentucky voted for him, but the state is one of the poorest in the United States. TRT World's Iolo ap Dafydd reports from Beattyville, a city which has high unemployment and social problems. Subscribe: http://trt.world/subscribe Livestream: http://trt.world/ytlive Facebook: http://trt.world/facebook Twitter: http://trt.world/twitter Instagram: http://trt.world/instagram Visit our website: http://trt.world