When Jessica Terrell first stumbled across a homeless encampment on the west coast of Oahu, she instinctively knew that she had to come back and get to know the people living there.
Terrell, who is Civil Beat’s education reporter, had some personal reasons for wanting to tell the story of Hawaii’s largest and most unusual homeless community.
Growing up in a family of traveling musicians, Terrell was often homeless herself, and she wanted to help change people’s perceptions of the homeless. But what she quickly discovered at The Harbor was that she had some pretty big misconceptions of her own.
Read more about this unusual community in our special report, “The Harbor.”
This podcast contains audio clips from the following songs, films and newscasts:
Ingrid Lucia “Midnight Rendezvous” / “Honey Child” / “I’m watching you”
Robbero / CC BY 3.0
PitxCC BY 2.5
Doxent Zsigmond CC BY 3.0
“The Ballad of Gilligan’s Isle”
Hawaii News Now, KITV, CNN
This podcast was written by Jessica Terrell and produced by Chrystele Bossu-Ragis.
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About the Authors
Chrystèle Bossu-Ragis has been a radio reporter, editor and newscaster for 15 years in her native France for Virgin Radio, previously known as Europe 2. She has also worked as a Silicon Valley correspondent for Europe 1.
Jessica Terrell is Civil Beat's podcast and multimedia editor. You can reach her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.