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Going for Broke is about Americans on the edge. On this show, we talk to people who have lost jobs, lost their homes and sometimes lost the narrative thread of their lives. But with those hardships, they’ve gained valuable insights into the problems facing millions of people in this country. On Going for Broke, we hear about the struggles they’ve been through, and the solutions they want to see become reality. Going for Broke, hosted by Ray Suarez, launches October 18 from the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and The Nation.

Going for Broke with Ray Suarez The Economic Hardship Reporting Project and The Nation

    • Politics
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Going for Broke is about Americans on the edge. On this show, we talk to people who have lost jobs, lost their homes and sometimes lost the narrative thread of their lives. But with those hardships, they’ve gained valuable insights into the problems facing millions of people in this country. On Going for Broke, we hear about the struggles they’ve been through, and the solutions they want to see become reality. Going for Broke, hosted by Ray Suarez, launches October 18 from the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and The Nation.

    Ray Suarez: A Veteran Journalist Finds Himself the Center of the Story

    Ray Suarez: A Veteran Journalist Finds Himself the Center of the Story

    Ray Suarez never wanted to be the center of the story. He’s been a journalist of one kind of another all of his adult life, on radio, on television, in books and newspapers. He was the host of NPR’s Talk of the Nation, he was a senior correspondent for PBS NewsHour, and he had his own daily news show on Al Jazeera America. When that last network ceased operations in 2016, he figured it might take a while to find work, but he had a reputation and good connections that would eventually land him a new gig.
    He was in for a rude awakening: As he discovered, if you lose one job late in your career, the next one will both take longer to find, and not last as long as the ones earlier in your working life. For Ray, the endless job search was just the beginning of his troubles. On this episode of Going for Broke, Ray explains how he found himself in the kind of tough situations that he had spent a career reporting on.
    To be the first to hear all the episodes in this season, subscribe to Going for Broke with Ray Suarez on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes premiere each Monday.
    Going for Broke With Ray Suarez is a podcast by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and The Nation. To learn more about the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, sign up for our newsletter. To support all of The Nation’s journalism, including our podcasts, subscribe today. New to podcasts? Learn how to subscribe here.

    • 21 min
    Lori Yearwood: Sleepless on the Streets

    Lori Yearwood: Sleepless on the Streets

    Lori Yearwood had never thought much about sleep, until she found it almost impossible to catch a wink. After a series of tragedies in her life, including losing her home in a fire, Lori was suddenly catapulted into homelessness. The shelters Lori found herself in were a nightmare, and the streets were hardly better—for two years, Lori struggled to get through each day without ever getting a full night’s sleep. The trauma of homelessness was compounded by the trauma of involuntary sleeplessness.
    On this first episode of Going for Broke with Ray Suarez, the new podcast from The Economic Hardship Reporting Project and The Nation, Lori talks about the soul-deadening effects of sleep deprivation, and the solutions she wants to see to make sure no one goes through the same experiences as her. That’s what Going for Broke is all about, hearing directly from the people who know about hardship the best: those who have lived through it. Each of the six episodes in this first season will give a platform to one person who has faced the prospect of losing their home, or their job, or their sense of meaning, and will offer lessons on how we make our society work for all of us.
    Now that Lori is back on her feet, and finally able to get a good night’s sleep each night, she’s sharing the lessons she learned about homelessness through her reporting—she’s now the national reporter on the housing and crisis beat for the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. In the second part of the episode, we’ll also hear from Dennis Culhane, a professor of social policy at the University of Pennsylvania, about how just providing adequate, humane shelter to people experiencing homelessness can be transformative.
    To be the first to hear all the episodes in this season, subscribe to Going for Broke with Ray Suarez on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. New to podcasts? Learn how to subscribe here. New episodes premiere each Monday.
    Going for Broke With Ray Suarez is a podcast by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and The Nation. To learn more about the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, sign up for our newsletter. To support all of The Nation’s journalism, including our podcasts, subscribe today.

    • 27 min
    Going for Broke: Coming October 18

    Going for Broke: Coming October 18

    Going for Broke is a new podcast about Americans on the edge. On this show, famed journalist and broadcaster Ray Suarez talks to people who have lost jobs, lost their homes and sometimes lost the narrative thread of their lives. But with those hardships, they’ve gained valuable insights into the problems facing millions of people in this country. On Going for Broke, we hear about the struggles they’ve been through, and the solutions they want to see become reality. Going for Broke launches October 18 from the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and The Nation. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 1 min

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