homelessness

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The Soloist

tags: The Soloist, homelessness, mental illness, movie trailer, film, true story, streaming video Wow, now this is a movie that I must see! I heard an interview with the author of the book on which this film was based, LATimes reporter, Steve Lopez. He meets a mentally ill homeless man playing Beethoven on a violin…

tags: book review, memoir, homelessness, unemployment, Cadillac Man, Thomas Wagner The homeless are everywhere in New York City. I run across them every day while riding public transit, while walking around the city and while using wireless in the public libraries. After a few conversations with homeless people, I’ve learned that most of them avoid…

America’s Food Availability Crisis

tags: Hunger in America, food banks, food pantries, soup kitchens, food stamps, poverty Image: Orphaned. One thing that the Thanksgiving Holidays has made clear: America, the land of plenty where holiday overeating is celebrated as a social good, is suffering from a food availability crisis. The Economic Research Service of the United States Department of…