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The Sound of Ideas

Homelessness in Northeast Ohio

Posted Wednesday, March 28, 2012

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Homelessness in Northeast Ohio History professor Daniel Kerr spent years listening to the homeless on the streets of Cleveland and studying the history of homelessness here. He contends in his book, Derelict Paradise, that urban renewal strategies have contributed to the problems. And, he says, many people benefit from entrenched homelessness. We'll discuss the book and meet with people currently working to assist the homeless. Are we making progress? Join the conversation, Wednesday at 9 on 90.3.

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Economy, Government/Politics, Health

Guests

Daniel Kerr, author of Derelict Paradise: Homelessness and Urban Development in Cleveland, Ohio
Brian Davis, Community Organizer, Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless
Jeff Kaiser, Executive Director, The Haven of Rest
Sheri West, formerly homeless

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Derelict Paradise
Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless
The Haven of Rest

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