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Long-Term Jobless Borrow Money To Stay Afloat

More than half of the long-term unemployed and under-employed have had to borrow money from family and friends to pay their bills, according to a recent NPR News-Kaiser Family Foundation poll. And borrowing from friends and family can complicate the relationships.

Unemployed Workers Try To Keep Their Spirits Bright

As millions of Americans continue to search for work, new research shows their physical behavior, emotions and finances change the longer an individual is out of work. Career counselors say the longer someone is jobless, the more side effects they will likely suffer from — like depression and families breaking up.

Food Banks See Drop In Donations

Nearly 50 Americans million now live below the poverty line, according to the Census Bureau. Many food banks are not only reporting an increase in the number of people they're serving, but also a drop in food and cash donations — as much as 30 percent in some areas. Guest host Allison Keyes talks with two people working on the front lines of hunger relief.

Formerly Homeless, Dad Still Struggles With Economy

Last Christmas, David Brown and his family were struggling to stay afloat. David spent most of 2010 unemployed, living in a homeless shelter in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife and four kids. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz checks back in with Brown to see how things are going for him and his family.
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Fireworks Set For Baltimore's Inner Harbor

Supporters step forward to help fund Baltimore's annual fireworks show at the Inner Harbor.
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Holidays Boost Agriculture Industry

Sales from Christmas trees and locally grown products are helping to stimulate Virginia's agriculture industry.

In Camden, S.C., A Family Talks Race And Politics

Like other black Americans — considered the political base for President Obama — members of the close-knit Gaither-James family say racism is holding the nation back.