poverty http://kvpr.org en New Study Says California Temp Workers More Likely To Be Poor http://kvpr.org/post/new-study-says-california-temp-workers-more-likely-be-poor <p>A new UC Berkeley study says temporary workers in California are more likely to live in poverty than their co-workers.</p><p>Miranda Dietz is with the university’s Center for Labor Research and Education. She says “temps” hired through staffing agencies to work in data entry, nursing, accounting and other jobs, earn an average of 18 percent less per hour than their co-workers.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 00:13:32 +0000 Steve Milne 3132 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Fresno SPCA Controversy; Rural Poverty; World Book Night http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-fresno-spca-controversy-rural-poverty-world-book-night <p>This week on Valley Edition, we hear from the Central California SPCA&nbsp;and hear why they are walking away from a decades old contract to provide animal control services to the City and County of Fresno. We&#39;ll also talk about how some residents of rural Valley communities live in &quot;third-world&quot; conditions and what some people are trying to do to change that situation. And we close the program with a discussion of world book night, a new event that is coming to Fresno.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 21:24:37 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1150 at http://kvpr.org