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?
- Lisa Tepper Bates - Executive Director of Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness
- Artemis Fontaine - Connecticut Resident, Formerly Homeless Youth, Current Participant in the Start Program at The Connection Inc.
- Robin McHaelen - Founder and Executive Director of True Colors, Inc.
- John Lawlor - Director of Homeless Youth and Young Adult Services at The Connection Inc.
- Jack Hamilton - Pop Critic for Slate, Assistant Professor of American studies and media studies at the University of Virginia, author of “How to Pull for the Patriots in the Age of Trump”
- Luke O’Neil - Boston based writer for Esquire. Author of Washington Post piece, “Rooting for Tom Brady used to be easy. Until Donald Trump came along”
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.