Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Your Call 122308 The downturn hits home

How is the economic crisis coming home for you? On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the impact of recession on ordinary people. The state's unemployment rate has jumped to 8.4 percent its highest rate since the summer of 1994. Bay Area food banks and charity groups are being overwhelmed by huge jumps in requests for help as they are trying to cope with lack of resources. What unexpected effects is recession having on the way you or your neighbors live? Are you finding ways to cope? And what is in store for the future? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests: Ken Jacobs is the Chair of UC Berkeley's Labor Center

David Knego, Executive Director, Curry Senior Center

Rev. Cecil Williams, Founder of Glide Memorial United Methodist Church. Glide is one of San Francisco's largest nonprofit agencies helping the poor and homeless.

Larry Sly, Executive Director of Contra Costa and Solano Food Bank

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