poverty http://wfpl.org en At Risk: WFPL's 3-Month Look Into the Lives of Louisville's Struggling Students http://wfpl.org/post/risk-wfpls-3-month-look-lives-louisvilles-struggling-students <p></p><p>Kenneth Gray is from a poor family, raised by his grandmother alone. He grew up on 42nd Street in Shawnee, a part of town where opportunities are sparse. He’s African-American. By the statistics, the odds are stacked against him.</p><p>He is a “maybe kid.”</p><p>“Maybe you’ll go to class,” says Kenneth, 18. “Maybe you’ll graduate. Maybe you won’t drop out. Maybe you won’t go to prison.”</p><p>Or maybe he won’t.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 10:58:18 +0000 Devin Katayama 9423 at http://wfpl.org At Risk: WFPL's 3-Month Look Into the Lives of Louisville's Struggling Students With Tax Reform on the Table, Youth Advocates Push for Anti-Poverty Measures http://wfpl.org/post/tax-reform-table-youth-advocates-push-anti-poverty-measures <p>It's hard to find a lawmaker, pundit or political prognosticator who believes the recommendations from the governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform will pass in the upcoming legislative session (<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/governor-steve-beshear-plans-tinker-tax-reform-recommendations">even Gov. Steve&nbsp;Beshear has said 2014 may be the year</a>). But the head of Kentucky Youth Advocates says this could be the time for one particular tax reform.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 05:02:00 +0000 Gabe Bullard 3147 at http://wfpl.org With Tax Reform on the Table, Youth Advocates Push for Anti-Poverty Measures