RI StoryCorps

Stories from Homeless Rhode Islanders
6:00 am
Sat August 23, 2014

Rhode Island StoryCorps: James Fisher

James Fisher with his case manager, Michele Wilson.
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The oral history project StoryCorps partnered with the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless to record interviews with homeless and formerly homeless people in the state.  Each storyteller was interviewed by someone they know: a friend, co-worker, counselor, or case manager.  In this special series, we bring you some of their stories.

In this episode, homeless veteran James Fisher is interviewed by his case manager, Michele Wilson, who is helping him to find housing.

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Stories from Homeless Rhode Islanders
6:00 am
Sat August 16, 2014

Rhode Island StoryCorps: Susan Brodeur

Susan Brodeur and James Thomas.
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The oral history project StoryCorps partnered with the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless to record interviews with homeless and formerly homeless people in the state.  Each storyteller was interviewed by someone they know: a friend, co-worker, counselor, or case manager.  In this special series, we bring you some of their stories.

In this episode, Susan Brodeur is interviewed by her counselor, James Thomas.

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Stories from Homeless Rhode Islanders
6:00 am
Sat August 9, 2014

Rhode Island StoryCorps: Manny Gomes

Manny Gomes with Dawn Santos.
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The oral history project StoryCorps partnered with the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless to record interviews with homeless and formerly homeless people in the state.  Each storyteller was interviewed by someone they know: a friend, co-worker, counselor, or case manager.  In this special series, we bring you some of their stories.

In this episode, Manny Gomes is interviewed by his counselor and friend, Dawn Santos.

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Stories from Homeless Rhode Islanders
6:00 am
Sat August 2, 2014

Rhode Island StoryCorps: Loretta Johnson

Loretta Johnson (left) with colleague Belinda DePina.
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The oral history project StoryCorps partnered with the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless to record interviews with homeless and formerly homeless people in the state.  Each storyteller was interviewed by someone they know: a friend, co-worker, counselor, or case manager.  In this special series, we bring you some of their stories.

In this episode, Loretta Johnson in interviewed by her co-worker Belinda DePina about how her personal experiences inspired her to work with the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless.

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Stories from Homeless Rhode Islanders
6:00 am
Sat July 26, 2014

Rhode Island StoryCorps: Harmon Chambers

Harmon Chambers with Alice Knight.
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The oral history project StoryCorps partnered with the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless to record interviews with homeless and formerly homeless people in the state.  Each storyteller was interviewed by someone they know: a friend, co-worker, counselor, or case manager.  In this special series, we bring you some of their stories.

In this episode, Harmon Chambers is interviewed by his case manager from Riverwood Housing First, Alice Knight.

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Stories from Homeless Rhode Islanders
6:00 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Rhode Island StoryCorps: Michelle Tavares

Michelle Tavares (right) with her case manager, Alice Knight.
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The oral history project StoryCorps partnered with the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless to record interviews with homeless and formerly homeless people in the state.  Each storyteller was interviewed by someone they know: a friend, co-worker, counselor, or case manager.  In this special series, we bring you some of their stories.

In today's episode, Michelle Tavares is interviewed by her case manager from Riverwood Housing First, Alice Knight.  A warning to listeners: Although there are no graphic details, Michelle's story mentions physical and sexual abuse.

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Stories from Homeless Rhode Islanders
6:00 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Rhode Island StoryCorps: Q&A

Carl Freese, a formerly homeless man, was interviewed by his co-worker Loretta Johnson.
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Starting this weekend, Rhode Island Public Radio will be bringing you stories of homeless and formerly homeless people in our state.  Their stories were recorded when StoryCorps visited the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless.  Series producer Mary Quintas spoke with Elisabeth Harrison and played an interview with Carl Freese, a formerly homeless Rhode Islander.

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