65 episodes

City Limits is a year-long audio journalism project that examines the living and socio-economic conditions behind the alarming poverty rate in Syracuse.

City Limits - A Poverty Project WAER

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    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

City Limits is a year-long audio journalism project that examines the living and socio-economic conditions behind the alarming poverty rate in Syracuse.

    What About Human Services Agencies?

    What About Human Services Agencies?

    The non-profit human services agencies that serve Central New York’s most vulnerable residents are among those hit hardest by the labor shortage.

    • 17 min
    It’s Summertime, but the Hiring Isn't Easy

    It’s Summertime, but the Hiring Isn't Easy

    Summertime means pooltime in Central New York. But the city of Syracuse’s Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs department is wondering how well they can serve that need this year.

    • 19 min
    Filling the Job Vacancy Void with Technical Training?

    Filling the Job Vacancy Void with Technical Training?

    Businesses and manufacturers in Central New York frequently say they have job openings but, the local workforce lacks the necessary qualified candidates with college degrees, specific skill sets and certified job training.  The job vacancy dilemma has educators and businesses looking to CTE - Car

    • 23 min
    Is Remote Work A Fit For Everyone?

    Is Remote Work A Fit For Everyone?

    Central New Yorkers converted toy rooms, dining rooms and kitchen tables into offices during COVID. More than 30 percent of U.S. employees reported some form of teleworking amid the pandemic.

    • 18 min
    Developing a Local Workforce

    Developing a Local Workforce

    It’s no secret that Syracuse has opportunity on its horizon. But to fully take advantage of what lies ahead, the city needs the workforce to do so.

    • 19 min
    Measuring the Labor Shortage

    Measuring the Labor Shortage

    You’ve seen the signs everywhere for the past several months.  Help Wanted.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Uryniakjl ,

City Limits Encourages Action

As a Syracuse native, I was surprised to hear how high our poverty levels are compared to the rest of the country. WAER's City Limits project does an excellent job of highlighting the issues and encouraging action. The episodes are powerful and inspiring.

GMBush ,

A worthwhile listen

Education is key, and this podcast strives to educate the public on the severe poverty problem in Syracuse while featuring local organizations that are working to help. Very insightful and worth a listen!

Joe Henneberry ,

Good work, doing good!

I’ve heard these stories are actually encouraging people to action. That’s what good reporting can do on important issues.

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