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Confronting Youth Homelessness

Feb 6, 2017

Year after year, hundreds of thousands of people find themselves homeless in the United States — including the young.

This hour, we explore local efforts to help homeless youth in Connecticut. What kinds of programs are out there to help them to not only find housing but employment, too?

We speak to the Connecticut  Coalition To End Homelessness and non-profit groups who work with youth and young adults in the state. We also find out why LGBTQ youth are at a higher risk of homelessness.

Plus, the New England Patriots are once again football world champions.

But for some liberal football fans across New England, it hasn’t been easy this season to root for the dominant franchise. We hear from two lifelong Pats fans trying to come to terms with the team’s close ties to President Donald Trump.

Are you a diehard Patriots supporter struggling with your fandom? Or has the franchise’s connections with the President boosted your resolve for the team?

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.