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San Diegans Seek Food, Shelter and Jobs During Difficult Times

San Diegans Seek Food, Shelter and Jobs During Difficult Times
As California's unemployment rate hits its highest level since the state began keeping records, the impact of the global recession is taking its toll on San Diegans. We'll examine the resources available to help San Diegans obtain food, housing and jobs as the recession lingers on.

Maureen Cavanaugh: For all of us, the unrelentingly bad economic news of the past year has been disturbing and unpleasant. But for some of us in San Diego, the recession has been a devastating and life-changing event.

This morning, we're going to survey some of the damage done by the economic downturn in San Diego. We'll hear stories of people who have had to cope with losing a job, finding somewhere to live or signing up for help they never expected to need.


The latest "Envision Special: San Diego in Poverty and Recession" program airs tonight, Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at 7 p.m. on KPBS TV, channel 15, cable 11.


Joanne Faryon, KPBS reporter.

Chris Carter, director of communications for the San Diego Food Bank.

Appaswamy "Vino" Pajanor, executive director of the Housing Opportunities Collaborative.


Chuck Flacks, director of research and policy for the San Diego Workforce Partnership.

Gary McDonald, president & CEO of Feeding America San Diego.