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Yesterday, we did something new with the CNN iReport community. CNN.com Producer/Writer Manav Tanneeru and I hosted a conference call with five other iReporters who will be part of a yearlong project scheduled to launch soon. We had the same conversation with another submitter the previous day.
We talked about the U.S. economy, which we all know has been in trouble for a while now. The unemployment rate is high, many homes have lost their value and business owners are having a tough time.
These iReporters introduced us to seven Americans who are dealing with such things. We plan to follow their lives -- their hopes, their ambitions, their anxieties and fears -- throughout 2010. And through their stories, we hope to get a picture of how the U.S. economy is doing.
Here’s the cast of characters, along with the iReporters who will be conducting interviews with them:
During the phone call, we met each other and talked about what such an ambitious project would require. The enthusiasm was contagious and, like true journalists, the iReporters had plenty of great questions for us.
We’ll provide more updates on the project once it launches. In the meantime, we couldn’t be more excited. I think BarbRad summed it up best during the call: “We could be inventing something new here.”
Well, we are home office people as Realtors. My spouse, Sharon is the one. My son, Robert & I are her assistants (partners as she says). We've been self employed(SE) for many years now, since I retired from Inland Steel as a Software Engineer in 1994. Sharon has been SE forever doing both rasing 3 children & working.
The thing on my mind now is what with the Global Warming and ElNino. It's very cold & snowy here in Valparaiso, In.
Scientists say the earth's magnetic field is getting weaker and may lead to a pole shift, which they say happened before on some thousands of years cycle.
Does that mean the Arctic Circle could be the South Pole and Antarctica on the North Pole. The land masses stay the same, only our nomenclature for them changes.
That same weakening of the earth's magnetic field may cause havoc on earth if the sun's rays get through.
Thanks for listening and as my kids always said, when dad talks no one listens (I'm noted as a schpealer - talk too much)
all i know is that the eonimy is terrible right now. my dad lost the job he had for 20 years and we had to move to texas. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE!