Collapsing Communities: Economic Legacies in Upstate New York

Throughout 2014, our news department will explore stories of poverty in Upstate New York. We'll examine how decades of changes in the region's economy have affected the neighborhoods, villages and people of our region.

Among the topics we'll look at are the search for solutions to urban blight, the transition from a manufacturing economy, the perspectives of outsiders on culture and politics, the unique challenges faced by rural communities and economic disparities in health care and education.

The stories will air semi-regularly during Morning Edition (5-9am on WSKG and 9-11am on WSQX).

 

Follow our reporters:

Matt Martin, @matt_martin507
Monica Sandreczki, @MSandreczki

 


 

May 8, 2014

Low-Income Housing Shortage Forces Families to "Double Up"
by Monica Sandreczki

Low-Income Housing Shortage Forces Families to "Double Up"

 

May 2, 2014

Rural Clinics Provide Healthcare to Upstate Communities
by Matt Richmond

Rural Clinics Provide Healthcare to Upstate Communities

 

April 3, 2014

NY Takes Back Medicaid Transportation Funding, Threatens County Bus Lines
by Monica Sandreczki

Joyce Dowd

 

February 19, 2014

Zombie Properties Stalk Southern Tier's Low-income Residents
by Matt Martin

Zombie Properties Stalk Southern Tier's Low-Income Residents

 

February 17, 2014

Self-taught Painter Brings Outside Perspective to Arts Community
by Monica Sandreczki

Self-taught painter brings outside perspective to arts community

 

Decades of Upstate Poverty Persist Across Generations
by Matt Richmond

Decades of upstate poverty persist across generations