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My Friend Matt: Homelessness in the United States (w/ TED Talk: Becky Blanton)

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This is a very special episode of The Social Spitball Show.

In this episode, Bram Sarkowski will talk with his very good friend Matt, who has been living as a homeless man for almost a year, after being foreclosed on and selling most of his possessions.  Matt graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Accounting.  As Bram's co-worker for close to two years, he earned Bram's respect for being so committed to professionalism and courtesy for the customers at a camera shop.  Matt is also a genius musically and is an accomplished drummer and songwriter.

The show will mainly be a conversation between Bram and Matt, concerning Matt's story and how he came to be homeless.  After a good amount of time fleshing out this very personal tale, Bram will give Matt and the listeners a break by playing a TED Talk featuring Becky Blanton, who quit her job as a writer and became homeless for a year.  Her tale mirrors Matt's in many ways.

At the end of the show, Bram will bring on co-host Barbara Dee and Social Spitball Show longtime friend Marshall Adame, Democratic nominee for U.S. Congress in NC's 3rd District, who spent a good portion of his life as a homeless man.  One of the great three promoters for the show, Crystal Stephens (AKA The Liberal Kitty) will also share her experience of homelessness.  
Once all are on the line for the open discussion, we will attempt to get to the root of what causes our nation (at least one of the richest in the world) to have so many homeless people...many of them Veterans of our military.

We can do better...won't you help us find out how?

Let's get the conversation going...

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