February 5, 2014

AZ Illustrated Metro: Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Stories from the working poor; local group known as Soup Patrol feeds the homeless; economic impact of Tucson Gem Show.

Play the video above to see these stories on AZ Illustrated Metro for Wednesday, Feb. 5:

WORKING POOR: Three people talk about the state of poverty, especially as it relates to the working poor. The panel includes Andrea Robson, a board member of JobPath, Cesar Aguirre, a person living in poverty who earns $10 a week at Casa Maria, and Alan Jolivett, who had nothing when he moved to Tucson after Hurricane Katrina, and is now a nurse working toward a degree in physical therapy.

THE SOUP PATROL: For those living without homes, food and nourishment are a constant need. Over the past seven years, a local group called Mathew 25 Ministries, or the Soup Patrol, has taken to the streets to help feed the homeless.

TUCSON GEM SHOW ECONOMIC IMPACT: Every time the prospect of losing the gem show comes up, we hear that it would be a great economic loss. Brent DeRaad, president and CEO of Visit Tucson, discusses what the event means to Tucson's economy.

AZ Illustrated Metro is produced by Andrea Kelly. Contact her at akelly@azpm.org.

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