Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Living Homeless Series, Capradio.org

[Thanks to MMRules for this image]
Living Homeless First-hand stories of life on the street, in shelters, and out of the mainstream. International attention was focused on our local homeless population earlier this year when the Oprah Winfrey show profiled Sacramento's so-called "Tent City." Subsequent news reports tended to oversimplify area homelessness with short quotes and soundbites. But of course each person living without a home has a unique story to tell. This series was created to document and share some of those stories. Interviews were conducted and recorded by news director Joe Barr and senior producer Paul Conley on May 30th at a services and information fair called "Homeless Connect."

Living Homeless: Tale of Two Fathers

photo courtesy Sacramento News & Review

Tue Jun 9, 2009 — Rodney Frazier layed bricks for a living until an injury left him disabled and later homeless. He took custody of his 15-month old son Damarius in May. Zachary Scott is also disabled but has succeeded in putting his daughter Kishi through 5th grade.

Living Homeless: "Moms"

Mon Jun 8, 2009 — During her two decades of living in various Sacramento homeless shelters and on the streets, 58-year old Shirley Cliff acquired the nickname "Moms." She says giving aid to others helps ease the pain of losing her husband.

Read more stories in a special "Living Homeless" edition published by the Sacramento News and Review on Thursday, June 11th.

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