Jails in the U.S. have increasingly become holding cells for people suffering from mental illness despite the fact that the vast majority pose no threat to public safety. We get an update on new efforts to keep people with mental illness out of jail and into treatment.
Please join Diane and her panel this month as they discuss Eudora Welty’s memoir “One Writer’s Beginning.” Ms. Welty discusses growing up in the South and how her family and surroundings influenced her personality and writing.
- E. Ethelbert Miller poet; director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University, Board Chair of the Institute for Policy Study. And author of the forthcoming book "On Saturdays I Santana With You."
- Kate Lehrer author, most recently of "Confessions of a Bigamist."
- Suzanne Marrs Professor of English and Welty Foundation Scholar in Residence at Millsaps College. She is the author of numerous books and articles on Eudora Welty, including 'Eudora Welty: A Biography.'
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