Without A Net
12:00 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Without A Net: Voices of the Working Poor

During the week of December 3, 2012, WUOT Producers Matt Shafer Powell and Leslie Snow introduced us to a group of people often underrepresented in discussions about entitlements and employment.  Without A Net: Voices of the Working Poor highlighted the lives of six East Tennesseans for whom hope is often an unaffordable luxury. 

Rick lives alone in his North Knoxville mobile home with his dog and a few stray kittens. He works two jobs, which barely covers his expenses.

Holly and Kay are good friends and roommates locked in a constant struggle to keep a handle on their expenses.

Rusty is unable to drive because of a visual disability and relies on buses to get her back and forth to her job at Walgreen's.

Dhafer's family left Iraq when someone planted a bomb in their garden. Today, he's working part-time at a home improvement store while he looks for work as a civil engineer.

Robin delivers newspapers overnight and spends her days taking care of her growing family.

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