Program Showcase

A Place To Call Home: Four Stories

Nov 19, 2018

July 17, 2018 -- In this episode of "A Place To Call Home," we'll hear from four people about their experiences with homelessness. Karla Sylvester had gotten a job as a live-in caregiver, right before I met her. She talks about her work in the forests and on crabbing boats, and how hard it is to rely on other people for half of one's living expenses.

A Place To Call Home: Michelle Sides

Nov 17, 2018

July 27, 2018 -- As part of our series of interviews with people about their experiences with homelessness, today we'll hear from Michelle Sides. She was homeless for a little while when her sons, now grown, were children. She talks about how preparing good food, practicing yoga, and paying attention to other people's struggles have helped her heal. She says what people living on the streets most need is love, and encourages us all to take action to be kind. 

A Place To Call Home: Rod O'Meara

Nov 15, 2018

Aug 24 --  In this episode of "A Place to Call Home," we'll hear from poet Rod O'Meara, who's been living out of his car in Fort Bragg for about a year. O'Meara is an avid and attentive reader, and makes notes in small, tidy handwriting. He wants to find a small cabin where he can embark on a long healing fast and pray for divine intervention.

A Place To Call Home: Michael Trent

Nov 13, 2018

Sep 7, 2018 -- In this episode of A Place to Call Home, we'll hear two interviews from one man. I first talked to Michael Trent in late May. He told me he woke up that morning under a bridge, in pain from an infection in his foot. He was proud that he'd previously gotten a job and gone through wildland firefighting training while homeless, but he wasn't in any shape to do anything at that point.

A Place To Call Home: Angel Histo

Nov 11, 2018

Today we'll hear from Angel Histo, who lived in a trap house using drugs and having violent encounters. When I met her, she was recently sober, cured of the hepatitis that had laid her low, and was volunteering at a needle exchange. Her insights about the exhilaration of a lifestyle where it's normal to be extreme are riveting and eye-opening.