The homeless have become a fixture of the urban landscape in cities across America. One psychiatrist spent two years speaking to the mentally ill living on the streets of San Francisco, learning about their lives. Now he shares those stories, along with his ideas about how to improve our homelessness and mental health problem nationwide.
Author Jon Katz describes the evolving relationship between humans and pets in his latest book. He profiles Americans’ increasing reliance on their dogs for emotional support – "Tending to Life, Love, and Family" – as human society becomes increasingly disaffected and disconnected.
- Jon Katz author of six novels and eleven works of nonfiction, he writes columns about dogs and rural life for "Slate" and cohosts an award-winning show, "Dog Talk," on Northeast Public Radio.
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