Season 3, Episode 6: Wonder Women

“Rashad: Adena, where were you a year ago?

Adena: Homeless. …

Rashad: Where are you today?

Adena: I am not homeless. I am staying in a boarding home. … And I work and serve with the Dallas Public Library AmeriCorps/CitySquare program.”

– Adena Jones, CitySquare AmeriCorps at Dallas Public Library’s HELP Desk

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Episode 9: A Jeep, A Boxer, and An Apartment

“Once you really sit down and remember that’s not a homeless person. That’s a person. A person with thoughts and feelings and needs that may not always be met. You start to realize there is more to it than that.”

– Antoinette Carey-Spriggs, CitySquare AmeriCorps member, on how working with the homeless has changed her perspective on the homeless.
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In Episode 9 of Street View, the team reclaims its old studio, complete with Destiny’s Child poster and graveyard of antiquated equipment, for a nostalgic look back at where it all began. Rashad, Jasmine, Ryan and Ann reflect on the podcast series so far, how it has changed them, and what they still want to hear. The team is joined by Antoinette Carey-Spriggs, one of the library’s AmeriCorps members who coordinates resources for the homeless at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library.

Rashad reflects on the power of perspective, the June 2014 D Magazine article about him, the “Butt Naked Club,” the evolution of his “Word of the Day,” and his ambivalence to continue the show as he hopes to remove himself from a life of homelessness and aspires to one day have a Jeep, a Boxer and an apartment.

Episode 9