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October 04, 2010

When Living In A Hotel Is Not A Vacation

Produced by
Anita Woodley

WHEN LIVING IN A HOTEL IS NOT A VACATION

The recession has not been kind to American children. Recent census figures say that one of every seven Americans is living in poverty, and that children are feeling the worst of that, particularly African American and other minority kids living in cities. Ten-year-old Diane Burley has been living in a hotel room for the past four months. It’s a single room and she’s there with her mother Melissa and her siblings Elijah, Natasha, Jaylin and Davion. Melissa says she can get the family back on their feet. All she needs is a job. 

LOOKING FOR A HOME

Miriam Novogrodsky joins Dick to share memories of her family’s search  for a home. Her family was living in Washington, DC when her father felt a need for a change of location. Her dad picked a most unusual destination: a communist country.

YOUR STORY - HEARING FOOTSTEPS

Amber Dawn wrote to us to say: "This is a story of a creepy nature, not a sad or dramatic story, but a true story that happened. In my twentieth year I moved to a quiet mountain town in Washington to be close to my brother and his family. I rented a one-bedroom apartment down the street from his house. There I lived for six months, until I discovered a man living in my crawl space." Amber joins Dick to discuss how she made the discovery, and what happened next.

Music

Aeveral selections from the original soundtrack to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, including The Peephole and The Toys.

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