August 25, 2009 Like so many Americans, Faye Womack and Jim Hadley of Columbia, Ky., are trying to wait out the recession. Let go from her job at Majestic Yacht last year, Womack spent the time with her ailing mom. Her former boss, Hadley, hopes to rehire all 27 workers he laid off soon.
May 2, 2009 David Greene has spent the last 100 days crisscrossing the country. From marinas in southern Kentucky and a snowy parking lot in Paradise, Mich., to a new ballpark in Reno, Nev., he's been chronicling the effect the recession has had on the unemployed, retirees, business owners, and people in their 20s and 30s.
April 27, 2009 David Greene has crisscrossed the country for 100 days. Now, he takes your questions about how this recession is affecting all parts of the country.
April 27, 2009 This week marks President Obama's 100th day in office. NPR's David Greene has just wrapped up a cross-country road trip talking with Americans about the president. He and David Gergen examine President Obama's first 100 days. How has your life changed since he took office?
April 24, 2009 The new baseball stadium in downtown Reno — and the arrival of the Aces, a Triple A team playing its first season there — has been seen as a local stimulus package of sorts. The stadium, with all those classic minor league trappings, has created several hundred new jobs and a sense of optimism.
April 23, 2009 Business is down noticeably at the Ellis Island Casino and Brewery, but it is doing much better than other places in Las Vegas. Some tourists seeking cheap eats and entertainment find their way here, but it is the locals who really keep the budget-minded casino going.
April 4, 2009 The U.S. economy has lost millions of jobs in this downturn, leaving unemployed people scrambling for ways to cope. For some Americans in their 20s, the answer has been to move back home. One upside is that it has brought some families closer.
March 19, 2009 Private colleges and universities have seen their enrollment drop in this recession because students can't afford college right now. But at many public institutions like Luzerne County Community College in northeastern Pennsylvania, the recession has flooded classrooms.
March 8, 2009 As NPR's David Greene winds his way across the country, chatting with Americans about the economy during President Obama's first 100 days in office, he's found an abundance of people to interview. The result: Hours of audio have filled the memory on his laptop.
February 28, 2009 All along Interstate 75, from Michigan to the south coast of Florida, people who are strangers are having a common experience: dealing with the economic downturn. A mail carrier in Bradenton, Fla., says the effects of that shared experience are obvious along his delivery route, where familiar faces are disappearing.
February 26, 2009 In many places around the U.S., people hit by the recession are being forced to make sacrifices. Worried about the economy and their jobs, they're making tough choices. But some folks are also finding ways to hang on to what's normal — like the annual Swamp Cabbage Festival in LaBelle, Fla.