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Making It On Minimum Wage

NPR | Sept. 8, 2013 12:54 p.m.

Joanna Cruz, a New Jersey mother of three who works as a cook at a convenience store, wrote in an online essay that “too often, people think that individuals on public assistance programs are lazy. I would like for them to spend one day in my shoes.” She explains to guest host Wade Goodwin what it’s like to support a family on minimum wage.

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