Dr. Robert Okin on "Silent Voices"

November 24, 2023 00:29:22
Dr. Robert Okin on "Silent Voices"
51 Percent
Dr. Robert Okin on "Silent Voices"

Nov 24 2023 | 00:29:22

/

Show Notes

On this week’s 51%, we speak with psychiatrist and human rights advocate Dr. Robert Okin about the state of homelessness in the U.S., and the many obstacles faced by unhoused women and families. Dr. Okin spent two years interviewing and photographing unhoused individuals struggling with mental illness in San Francisco. The second edition of his 2014 book Silent Voices: People with Mental Disorders on the Street came out earlier this year. We also look back at some of the biggest lawsuits brought on by the Adult Survivors Act, and stop by a vigil for the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Guest: Dr. Robert Okin, author of Silent Voices: People with Mental Disorders on the Street

51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio in Albany, New York. Jesse King is our producer and host. Our associate producer is Jody Cowan, and our theme is "Lolita" by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue.

Other Episodes

Episode 0

February 04, 2022 00:29:14
Episode Cover

#1698: Game On | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we’re talking women in sports. Professor Amy Bass of Manhattanville College shares her thoughts on the 2022 Winter Olympics in...

Listen

Episode 0

May 27, 2022 00:29:21
Episode Cover

#1714: Women in Business, Part Three | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we continue our series highlighting women in business. Holly Seidewand of First Fill Spirits in Saratoga Springs, New York teaches...

Listen

Episode

September 12, 2019 00:27:30
Episode Cover

#1572: A Conversation With Ruth Bader Ginsburg At UB Law School

On this week’s 51%, we’ll spend the show with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She talks about her decision to enter law school,...

Listen