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The Struggles of Maryland's Working Poor

Nov 12, 2018

The United Way of Central Maryland recently released a report on poverty in the state.  They took a close look at what’s called the “ALICE” population — an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed — a group that many people call "the working poor.” The report found more than one-third of Marylanders can’t afford basic necessities.

Franklyn Baker, Pres. and CEO of United Way of Central Maryland
Credit United Way of Central Maryland

Franklyn Baker, the President and CEO of the United Way of Central Maryland, joins us to discuss the report and how the struggles of the working poor impact the economic, social and cultural fiber of our communities. 

Today's conversation was the third part of a three-segment show we live-streamed continuously on Facebook.  You can watch the video here; this segment begins at 40:45 into the stream.