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In this hour of You Are Here, we tell the story of five Massachusetts locals fighting for a cause. From the personal struggles, to the public concerns, these are their battles.
It’s no secret Boston’s MBTA is is plagued by financial trouble. The RIDE is the MBTA’s fleet of yellow and white cars and vans, and a vital service for the disabled. Without the service, these residents would be left stranded. But due to the growing debt, the RIDE faces a four-fold increase. Reporter Victoria Bedford tells the story of woman who is fighting back to keep the costs for its riders down.
Reporter Ashley Benoit brings us the story of one man’s fight against foreclosure. After he lost his home, his fight did not end there. He teamed up with a local organization that purchased his home from the bank at a lower price, and he was finally able to buy back his home. The Bay State was hit especially hard by the increased number of foreclosed homes. Repossessions in the state increased 114% in February from this time last year, according to RealtyTrac, which tracks foreclosure activity.
In this personal fight, one man fights to deal with post traumatic stress disorder. Reporter Emily Files explores PTSD, and tells the story of how American soldiers are trying to break free from it.
Statistics reveal nearly one in three girls and one in seven boys are sexually abused at some point in childhood. Reporter Justine Borst speaks to one woman rallying on the steps of the Statehouse for the rights of those sexually abused as a child.
Kony 2012, the video of a Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, has been viewed more than 100 million times online and received widespread acclaim. However, a growing number of people have come forward to criticize the video as well. Reporter Anita Kalitzakis brings us the less-told story of those fighting against the Kony 2012 campaign.