Sunday, July 17, 2016

Episode 6: The World of Homelessness


Welcome back for Episode 6 of Strangerville! We are still alive, so are still moving forward.

Please take a listen and help us get the word out about Strangerville! Every time you share Strangerville, a new poodle mix is introduced into the world. Also, don't forget to subscribe on whatever thing-a-ma-gadget you're using. Enjoy!


This time in Strangerville, we explore the world of homelessness. A senior citizen explains what it is like for him to live on the streets of Salt Lake City. A panhandler catches the attention of a passerby. A detox facility shares some insight and discusses misconceptions about the homeless community. And a young man, stranded on the highway, is befriended by colorful character who seeks to help him.

Segments
1. At Least You’re Acknowledged by Lee
2. Man on a Corner by Eli McCann
3. Passion for the Work by Sue Ativalu
4. Stranded in Wyoming by Jason Hunt
Audio Player



~It Just Gets Stranger

17 comments:

  1. Umm I was just listening to your podcast and it cut out halfway through the shorty story. Did your friend get murdered by shorty in the motel room? I'm dying to know! :)

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    1. Yes! We had a technical difficulty. It seems to be fixed now. Or, maybe we were just keeping you in suspense! DID YOU EVER THINK ABOUT THAT?!?! HMMMMM?!?!?

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    2. Oh an artistic choice! Well the suspense kept me up ALL NIGHT and not to get lucky NOT THAT WE KNOW WHAT GETTING LUCKY IS CATHY! Worrying did your friend telling the story get murdered by Shorty? Am I going to get murdered by Shorty? Not that we know what murder is!

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  2. Another great episode! Loved loved loved the story with you and Brianne talking to the homeless man. Thank you for this one!

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    1. Thanks Molly! I am surprised they haven't offered me a full time position on Strangerville yet.

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    2. Perhaps it'd be a conflict of interest to have you working on both the blog and in the office, but I personally enjoy your presence on the podcast.

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  3. I see Lee around SLC in the mornings. He is a really friendly guy. He actually cheered me up one day when I was having a horrible morning by just saying hello and telling me to have a good day. I'm glad you got to meet him.

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  4. When I was up in Jackson Hole a couple weekends ago we were talking to the staff of one of the whitewater rafting companies and they face a different problem. They are seasonal workers who can't afford rent in Jackson. Their boss has a dirt parking lot on one side of the building and he lets them park their car or RV there and then they live out of it for the whole summer. It's all a bit commune-esque. I think I could do it if it were just me but one of the river guides is a teacher from American Fork, in the summer he packs up his wife and kids and then live in their camper for three months. Now that's dedication.

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  5. These episodes have been so consistently good! I really appreciate how you include both funny and more serious stories. It gives it a good balance.

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  6. Favorite episode. I loved Lee's interview. So compelling.

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  7. Sue is an angel! Such a cool interview and such a good idea for an episode.

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  8. Typo in the second paragraph: Please take a listen and help us get the world out about Strangerville!

    I believe you meant "word" not "world"

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    1. You are the wind beneath my wings.

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    2. Happy to be of service!

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  9. Another awesome episode! These have become a highlight for me every week.

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  10. Love Love Love Sue Ativalu!!! She was one of the students that I've had the privilege to work with in the Master of Social Work program. Hey Sue, Thank you for changing the world!! It makes 7 years as a secretary worth every minute! xoxo love you! Amanda Kirk

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  11. I finally got a chance to listen last night. This episode was thought-provoking, inspiring, and convicting. Thank you for it.

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