It's the first episode of the Spring 2015 season of Assignment: Radio. Today, we’ll hear from some pint-sized salespeople ... check in with a college student who composes and directs musicals … and visit a homeless shelter in Oklahoma City.
In 2013, Oklahoma was ranked the 5th worst state in the nation for extent childhood homelessness by The National Center of Family Homelessness. 1,481 homeless people can be found in a single night in Oklahoma City. City Rescue Mission in Oklahoma City works to fix these problems. Sonny is one of the 600 people that lives there and he says he hasn’t always gone without.
Emily Moore is a music composition student at the University of Oklahoma. Assignment Radio’s Madeline Stebbins spoke to her about the unique challenges involved in composing, and how her relationship with music has helped her through tough times.
This week on Assignment: Radio, we focus on transcending the list of questions and prepared answers to engage in one-on-one, in-depth conversations with authors, artists, musicians, athletes, leaders and activists.