State of Disparity http://wshu.org en Tell Us What You Know http://wshu.org/post/tell-us-what-you-know <p>Thank you for checking out WSHU's online survey on economic disparity in Connecticut. You can find our blog on the topic at <a href="http://www.stateofdisparity.org">www.stateofdisparity.org</a> and we're tweeting at <a href="https://twitter.com/CTdisparity">@CTdisparity</a>. By completing this form, you’ll become part of <a href="http://americanpublicmedia.publicradio.org/">American Public Media</a>'s <a href="http://www.publicinsightnetwork.org/">Public Insight Network</a> (PIN). Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:11:46 +0000 Editor 20823 at http://wshu.org Tell Us What You Know Yale expert examines causes & impacts of inequality http://wshu.org/post/yale-expert-examines-causes-impacts-inequality <p>The U.S has the highest level of economic inequality of any rich democracy. As we’ve been talking about in our <a href="http://www.stateofdisparity.org/">State of Disparity</a> series, Connecticut’s economy is an extreme example of that. WSHU’s Craig LeMoult spoke with Jacob Hacker, the director of the <a href="http://isps.yale.edu/">Institution for Social and Policy Studies</a> at Yale University. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:05:59 +0000 Craig LeMoult 18616 at http://wshu.org Yale expert examines causes & impacts of inequality Connecticut ranks last for school breakfasts; economics play a role http://wshu.org/post/connecticut-ranks-last-school-breakfasts-economics-play-role <p>For the last eight years, Connecticut has ranked last in the nation when it comes to number of schools offering breakfast to students. In the last national report in 2012, less than half of students who received free and reduced lunches in Connecticut ate breakfast at school. There’s a clear economic divide between the schools where breakfast is offered and where it isn’t. The state’s larger, lower-income cities generally offer it, and many of the smaller, wealthier communities do not. Tue, 27 May 2014 14:44:50 +0000 Craig LeMoult 18062 at http://wshu.org Connecticut ranks last for school breakfasts; economics play a role New Haven starts removing controversial fence between public housing and neighboring Hamden http://wshu.org/post/new-haven-starts-removing-controversial-fence-between-public-housing-and-neighboring-hamden <p>New Haven began demolishing a fence on Monday that for 50 years separated a public housing complex in the city from the town of Hamden.&nbsp; For some, the fence had become a symbol of racial and economic division between two communities.</p><p>Read more about economic disparity issues in Connecticut at our <a href="http://www.stateofdisparity.org/">State of Disparity</a> blog.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 12:33:29 +0000 Craig LeMoult 17297 at http://wshu.org New Haven starts removing controversial fence between public housing and neighboring Hamden City mayors describe inequality with suburbs http://wshu.org/post/city-mayors-describe-inequality-suburbs <p><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Two mayors of Connecticut cities and one former mayor commiserated on Tuesday about the economic disadvantages of the state’s urban areas.&nbsp; They spoke at a <a href="http://www.ctbigdebate.org/">conference focused on economic inequality</a> in the state, sponsored by the online news outlet the <a href="http://ctmirror.org/">Connecticut Mirror</a>.</span></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:41:38 +0000 Craig LeMoult 16678 at http://wshu.org