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Seeking Shelter: Building Housing and Community for LGBTQ Elders (Encore)
Jun22

Seeking Shelter: Building Housing and Community for LGBTQ Elders (Encore)

  Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors are much more likely than their straight counterparts to be alone and isolated as they age. Housing and support for these elders is a growing need–and the issue is not confined to the United States. In this edition, we’ll visit Jakarta Indonesia, and Los Angeles, California, to hear stories of building housing and community for LGBTQ seniors. Special thanks to FSRN-Free...

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Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State
Mar31

Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State

  The cost of living in a city has skyrocketed. While wages have flatlined for most working-class people, rents have reached new highs, leaving most people struggling. And this, despite the economic costs of the pandemic. A one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco is over $3,200 a month. But it’s not just in the US. The rising cost of living is affected the entire world. But why does the cost of housing continue to spiral upward?...

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But Next Time, Episode 4: Higher Ground
Dec08

But Next Time, Episode 4: Higher Ground

Making Contact · But Next Time, Episode 4: Higher Ground   When communities face the aftermath of catastrophes, what does it take to ensure that the next time will be different? In Houston, it takes a city council member who bicycles in her neighborhood to hear from constituents about what they need most. It takes 12 moms who organize to take legal action against the landlords that have kept their families in moldy, substandard...

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But Next Time, Episode 3: Rising Waters
Dec01

But Next Time, Episode 3: Rising Waters

Making Contact · But Next Time, Episode 3: Rising Waters   No matter where we come from, or how much money we make, we all deserve a safe and healthy place to call home. In this episode we meet parents who are fighting to save their families’ homes despite a perfect storm of  greedy landlords and hurricane-related flooding. Jaime, a mom who lives in subsidized housing in Houston Texas, joins with other moms to stand up to...

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The Response: The Fight for Justice after the Grenfell Tower Fire
Aug18

The Response: The Fight for Justice after the Grenfell Tower Fire

Making Contact · The Response: The Fight for Justice after the Grenfell Tower Fire   On June 14, 2017, a fire started in a 24-story public housing apartment in West London called Grenfell Tower. The fire raged all night and reduced the building to a shell. Seventy-two people lost their lives, making the Grenfell Tower fire the United Kingdom’s deadliest disaster since World War II. In this episode, we examine the events that led...

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70 Million: Where Housing, Not Jails, Is the Answer to Homelessness
Apr29

70 Million: Where Housing, Not Jails, Is the Answer to Homelessness

Making Contact · 70Million: Where Housing, Not Jails, Is the Answer to Homelessness   The national homelessness crisis has reached unprecedented levels and local jails play a direct role in the problem. 15% of all people detained or incarcerated report having been homeless. And roughly 48,000 people enter shelters every year nearly directly from prisons or jails. In California, so-called “quality of life” laws target panhandling,...

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