London Our last meeting in London before schlepping our gear towards Heathrow was with a charming activist named Claire Milne over coffee and tea near Kings Crossing. Claire is part of something called the Essential Services Access Network in Britain, which we’re clearly going to have to learn more about. Interestingly, we were talking about [...]
New Orleans Spencer Ante and the Journal continue their curious, and in many ways deceptive, campaign against the FCC’s lifeline telephone program, which allow the poor to have basic access to a telephone for less than $10 a month for emergency messages and a limited number of texts and calls. The company’s’ providing the service [...]
New Orleans Lifeline programs are great services in our modern age and we need more of them. In concept “lifeline” conceptually stands for the provision of a basic level of service, like electricity, gas, telephone, or even internet potentially, essential for the very survival of a low income family or senior citizen.
Telephone lifeline services have [...]
Galveston, Texas, natives Melissa O’Neal, from left, Bianca Gonzalez and Angelica Gonzales took part in a college-prep program for low-income students, but found that school wasn’t a ticket to upward mobility. Michael Stravato New York Times News Service
Dauphine Island “Life happens,” was a quote from one of the three young women from south Texas who [...]