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The View From Cleveland: Raising A Family On $1,400 A Month08:53
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Cinthia Cruz (left) and her boyfriend Juan Rivera sit on their front steps with their daughter Zahira. Cruz and Rivera live in Cleveland, and make $1,400 a month to support their family.  (Peter O'Dowd/Here & Now)
Cinthia Cruz (left) and her boyfriend Juan Rivera sit on their front steps with their daughter Zahira. Cruz and Rivera live in Cleveland, and make $1,400 a month to support their family. (Peter O'Dowd/Here & Now)
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As Republicans gather in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Cinthia Cruz and Juan Rivera talk to Here & Now's Robin Young about what it's like to raise children on $1,400 a month. The issue of the minimum wage is likely to be a topic for the general election.
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Juan Rivera plays with his daughter Zahira in the kitchen of their Cleveland home. (Robin Young/Here & Now)
Juan Rivera plays with his daughter Zahira in the kitchen of their Cleveland home. (Robin Young/Here & Now)

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Cinthia Cruz and Juan Rivera, Cleveland residents earning minimum wage.

This segment aired on July 20, 2016.

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