S2 – E10: Bootstraps

When Terence got out of prison, he got a job with a powerwash company. It was temporary, but it was a start. The next job was ringing the bell for the Salvation Army. That was seasonal. His best job was in parks and rec with the City of Richmond. It lasted for more than a few years until the City switched contractors and the new corporation cut jobs. Terence kept scrambling for stability, decent wages, benefits, and room for advancement. No one had to tell him to pull himself up by his bootstraps and find a job. But where are the good jobs for people willing to work?

Featuring: Terence Scruggs, author of Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail and Victor Tan Chen an associate professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University and the author of Cut Loose: Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy (https://victortanchen.com/).

S2 – E10: Bootstraps

This show is taped in Richmond, Virginia and hosted by David Coogan. The theme music is by Chris Coogan. The show is produced by Robb Crocker. The executive producer is David Coogan.

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