Dan Kerr (James Madison University) says America has a homelessness crisis. To find out why, he spoke to homeless people on the streets and in the shelters of Cleveland, Ohio, and he has recordings of those conversations to share. He’s found that the causes of homelessness lie in the lack of affordable housing and the decline in well paying industrial jobs.

Also: historian Dirk Philipsen (Virginia State University) says America is in the midst of a 30-year erosion of public policy and its victims are children, workers, homeless people, and prisoners.

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