American RadioWorks: After the Projects (Part of The Real Face of Poverty)
Sat, 10/18/2008 - 3:00pm
Around the country, public housing projects are crashing down. Once, the projects were a symbol of hope. FDR wanted them to be places for workers and immigrants, people he called “the deserving poor.” Starting in the '70s, neglect turned public housing projects into ghettos of concentrated poverty and violent crime. Now, in the next public housing "experiment," Chicago is replacing the projects and moving residents to mixed-income neighborhoods. But there won’t be room for everyone. And a new home may not mean an escape from poverty. American Radio Works: After the Projects (Part of The Real Face of Poverty) airs Saturday, October 18 at 3 p.m. on AM 1370 and WXXI-FM HD 91.5-2.