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Cincinnati's child poverty rate is 2nd highest in the nation - a look at WCPO.com's Below the Line

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau?'s 2012 American Community Survey, the City of Cincinnati has the second highest child poverty rate in the nation, with 53.1% of children living below the poverty line. And people all across our region are facing hard economic times, 18% of the Cincinnati tristate population now lives in poverty. WCPO recently launched a year-long series to explore childhood poverty in our region: the causes, efforts to reduce poverty rates and what day-to-day life is like for those in need. Joining us to look at poverty in Greater Cincinnati and the WCPO series, Below the Line, are Ross Meyer, vice president of community impact with United Way of Greater Cincinnati; Dave Schroeder, executive director of the Kenton County Public Library and co-chair of the Northern Kentucky Education Council Team IV; and WCPO.com reporter Lucy May.