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'Worried' And 'Desperate': Unemployed People In Alabama And Kentucky Share Similar Pain

Hundreds of unemployed Kentucky residents wait in long lines outside the Kentucky Career Center for help with their unemployment claims on June 19, 2020 in Frankfort, Kentucky. (John Sommers II/Getty Images)
Hundreds of unemployed Kentucky residents wait in long lines outside the Kentucky Career Center for help with their unemployment claims on June 19, 2020 in Frankfort, Kentucky. (John Sommers II/Getty Images)

With unemployment soaring, a growing number of people are taking the initiative to help their neighbors who are out of work with basic needs.

Here & Now’s Tonya Mosley speaks with Mia Raven, an activist in Montgomery, Alabama, who has been handing out free food and other supplies to unemployed people, and Matthew Glowicki, a reader’s watchdog reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal in Kentucky.

Here & Now wants to know: What are your experiences, questions and frustrations about unemployment during the coronavirus pandemic? Tell us your stories here.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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