In a growing number of American cities, giving food to a homeless person is a crime. Read more →
Here’s another story with the occasional question I pose, for which there doesn’t seem to be a clear answer.
What is it that makes some people thrive, and others in the same situation fail? Read more →
Faron Hall was the kind of hero we in the news media love. And it might’ve killed him. Read more →
Homelessness as an issue has been increasing since the ’80s. Millions of stories have been produced and yet it’s the one issue that people walk away from without any sense of obligation. If anything, we’ve become desensitized to the problem. Read more →
In the “two Americas,” the nation gets behind a kid who can play baseball, especially if the team is credited with “uplifting America” but tends to look the other way when a kid is homeless. Read more →
If a homeless person has an apartment, are they still a homeless person? If a person isn’t a homeless person, should a neighborhood still be afraid? These are the questions that aren’t being asked in Moorhead in the unfolding drama surrounding a neighborhood’s attempt to boot out a church-sponsored project to build housing for the Read more →
Moorhead’s City Council has voted unanimously to oppose housing for the homeless. Read more →
For hundreds of people in the Twin Cities, the difference between homelessness and a more stable existence is a pair of black, no-slip shoes. Or barber tools. Or a bus pass. Or work clothes. Or an electrician’s license renewal. Read more →
You’d recognize a relative if he/she was one of the homeless people on the street or skyways, right? Of course you would. Who wouldn’t?
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Why it’s good for your workplace to watch hockey today, why newspeople shouldn’t explain editorial decisions to the government, why don’t you move to the back of the bus, the art of shoveling the roof, and why is there homelessness? Read more →
Should the government pay you to be alive, Judging a person by their cover, the homeless patch of North Dakota, it takes a village to keep a 102-year-old-woman in her home, and why on earth do we live on this sport on earth? Read more →
It’s hard to know how to feel about the big story surrounding this photograph: It’s the type of picture that photographers take when they get the assignment to go out and shoot pictures of the cold weather. There’s always homeless people around, trying to stay warm. This homeless person, Nicholas A. Simmons, 20, of Greece, Read more →
Moving Saint Paul’s homeless, how public radio and TV cover news differently, a new hand for Harmony, Story Corps: the movie, and the day in Christmas videos. Read more →
Last of the small-town radio stations, claim: rate shock for health care is good, diversity and the Walker Art Center audience, when winter comes and you’re homeless, and the great Minnesota hunting ammunition shortage of 2013. Read more →