“Everyone should challenge the numbers they hear, especially from the people who own the sites,” says Safran. “Everybody’s numbers are off, but that’s okay, because the Nielsen ratings on television are notoriously fuzzy, too.”
This week, Several dozen Charlottesville residents spent three days eating below the poverty line, living on two dollars and eighty-three cents a day for food. That’s the average amount that a recipient of food stamps to spend.
Michael Strickland is a junior at Charlottesville High School who took part in the Poverty Diet Experience, a project put together by the Monticello Area Community Action Agency to raise awareness of issues of poverty. Michael kept an audio diary of his experiences, which we bring you here. His monologue lasts for about ten minutes, and then features comments from Carol and Leonard Lohman, who talk about how they were able to stay under a budget of $17 dollars for three days. Charlottesville Delegate David Toscano also talks about what he learned.
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Note the use of the YouTube link on the Hook site. They also have it linked on cvillenews.com. I was under the impression that WordPress didn’t like the embed code. Is there a plug-in I don’t know about?
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