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Beyond the Headlines

Monday, July 18, 2011

ABC7's Emmy award-winning public affairs show, "Beyond the Headlines," provides in-depth coverage of the topics and issues facing the people of the Bay Area. Throughout the year, "Beyond the Headlines" airs half-hour specials on issues, ranging from Bay Area housing to same-sex marriage.

BEYOND THE HEADLINES
July 10, 2011
Unemployment
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

Economists announced in June 2009 that the recession ended. Yet, so many of us are still struggling to find a job. In fact, California comes close to being the highest in unemployment across the country.

Our show today will look at why our jobless rates are so high. And, we'll introduce you to some organizations that are working hard to help you find a job.


Studio Guests

Jed Kolko, PhD
Economist, Public Policy Institute of California
http://www.ppic.org

Maria Stokes
Public Relations Director, United Way of the Bay Area
http://www.uwba.org

Matt Poland
MatchBridge Director, United Way of the Bay Area
http://www.uwba.org

Bob Withers
Career Advisor, ProMatch, NOVA
http://www.novaworks.org

Mary Ruddell
Client, ProMatch, NOVA
Manager, Liquid Robotics

Jim Connors
Department Chair, Administration of Justice & Fire Sciences
City College of San Francisco
http://www.ccsf.org

Aubrey Burris
Firefighter Paramedic, Berkeley Fire Department
Former Student, City College of San Francisco

Additional Information

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