social welfare http://wlrn.org en Here's What It Takes To Make Ends Meet In South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/heres-what-it-takes-make-ends-meet-south-florida <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to the federal government, "enough" is a simple, five-figure amount: $23,850. That's the poverty line. It marks a distinction between who is poor and who is not, who doesn’t have enough money to make ends meet and who does.</span></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:50:19 +0000 Wilson Sayre 27498 at http://wlrn.org Here's What It Takes To Make Ends Meet In South Florida Florida Deaths Raise Questions About Child Welfare System http://wlrn.org/post/florida-deaths-raise-questions-about-child-welfare-system Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee, Michel Martin is away. Coming up, we talk with actor Ziyi Zhang about her latest film "The Grandmaster," and women in kung fu. That's in a moment. But we start our program today in Florida. At least 20 children who were on the radar of child protective services have died there since April, that's according to an investigation by the Miami Herald. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:30:08 +0000 19437 at http://wlrn.org Town Hall On Child Deaths: 'Is Anbody Here Not Outraged?' http://wlrn.org/post/town-hall-child-deaths-anbody-here-not-outraged <p>With lawmakers from Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties on hand, <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/20/v-fullstory/3575635/names-of-dead-children-invoked.html" target="_blank">hundreds of people turned out Tuesday night for a town-hall meeting </a>about an epidemic of deaths in recent months that has rocked the state's child-welfare system.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:33:52 +0000 News Service of Florida 19357 at http://wlrn.org Town Hall On Child Deaths: 'Is Anbody Here Not Outraged?' At DCF, An Untold Epidemic Of Abuse, Neglect And Death http://wlrn.org/post/dcf-untold-epidemic-abuse-neglect-and-death <p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; ">On the day before she died, Jewel </span>Re’nee<span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; "> Howard sat on the porch, in her grandmother’s lap, having her hair twisted into ponytails made pretty with pink and purple beads. She played outside the home with neighborhood children, ate noodles, talked and giggled, as she had so many days before, about her dream of becoming a princess.</span></p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 20:23:47 +0000 Carol Marbin Miller & Audra D.S. Burch 19249 at http://wlrn.org At DCF, An Untold Epidemic Of Abuse, Neglect And Death