KUT hosted an hourlong discussion during Morning Edition on the issue of homelessness in the city, featuring guests across the spectrum, along with the people with the most at stake — Austinites living on the street.
You can watch the conversation below, courtesy of Decibel at KLRU. (The discussion starts after the five minute mark.)
We started with a panel discussion on the recent changes to ordinances affecting panhandling and camping rules, with Mayor Steve Adler, Police Chief Brian Manley and others.
Later in the show, we heard from a panel made up of people currently experiencing homelessness in Austin. We also heard from stakeholders in the plans for a shelter in each City Council district.
Finally, we wrapped up the hour with a panel featuring service providers, discussing what leads to homelessness and what misconceptions are out there.