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Chicago’s Homeless Are Freezing and Dying

Jock Toles Our Future
Nobody in America should be homeless. Nobody in Chicago should be homeless. So, listen up, mister Mayor, and all you Mayor wannabes: What we need now is a homes guarantee: a home for everyone who needs one.

Hidden Hunger - How Families Slip Through

Tara Duggan San Francisco Chronicle
One in 10 Bay Area residents earns too little to cover the cost of living; of those, 62 percent earn too much to qualify for food stamps.

Friday Nite Videos | October 26, 2018

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Conservative Pundit Barbies | I Love You, America on Hulu. Canned Heat | Election Blues. Florida's Senate Race Has Some Mic Drops. The Advocates | Documentary. Donald Trump's New Ad for Ted Cruz.

Extreme Poverty Returns to America

Premilla Nadasen Washington Post
U.N. study finds growing numbers of Americans are living in the most impoverished circumstances. The growth of extreme poverty in the land of plenty is an indicator that we shouldn't be talking about how to slash spending on social programs, but how to expand services and better meet the needs of the vulnerable among us. One and a half million American households live in extreme poverty today, nearly twice as many as 20 years ago.

Friday Nite Videos -- July 1, 2016

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A Special Fourth of July Message About Patriotism. More Torture Talk From Donald Trump. Homeless Man Joins Busker for Spontaneous Street Jam. Jesse Williams' Fiery BET Awards Speech. Jessica Williams Questions Sanders-to-Trump Supporters.

Homeless Man Joins Busker for Spontaneous Street Jam

Busking in Leeds (England) on New Year's Eve I was joined by a homeless man in a wheelchair who asked if he could sing with me. My spontaneous street jam with Bernard Davey was a soul-affirming, enriching experience that summed up everything I love about street culture. 

Dr.John & Odetta: Brother Can You Spare a Dime

This oldie was originally written during the depression (1931) by Yip Harburg, who was later blacklisted during the McCathy era. This video updates its relevance to the poor and disenfranchised in our nation today.

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