Doug Stewart provided homeless outreach on the streets of Contra Costa County for 12 years. One day he brought a homeless man home.  Subscribe to the full American Suburb series wherever you get your podcasts. 

Doug Stewart provided homeless outreach on the streets of Contra Costa County for 12 years. One day he brought a homeless man home. 

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When I meet William Ware, he's shaving under a tree in a vacant field. William has been homeless for about two years. He's part of a growing number of people living on the streets of Eastern Contra Costa County. He visits this lot near downtown Antioch to hit golf balls and to spend time with friends. Subscribe to the full American Suburb series wherever you get your podcasts. 

When I meet William Ware, he's shaving under a tree in a vacant field. William has been homeless for about two years. He's part of a growing number of people living on the streets of Eastern Contra Costa County. He visits this lot near downtown Antioch to hit golf balls and to spend time with friends.

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In 2007, their mosque was set on fire. The Muslim community would have to decide whether to rebuild their mosque in Antioch of leave. Subscribe to the full American Suburb series wherever you get your podcasts.  

In 2007, their mosque was set on fire. The Muslim community would have to decide whether to rebuild their mosque in Antioch of leave.

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Najee Harris is the country's No. 1 high school football recruit. His success has brought a lot of old timers back to Antioch High games. But the school looks a lot different than when they went there. What Antioch can learn about its future through the game of football. Subscribe to the full American Suburb series wherever you get your podcasts.  

Najee Harris is the country's No. 1 high school football recruit. His success has brought a lot of old timers back to Antioch High games. But the school looks a lot different than when they went there. What Antioch can learn about its future through the game of football.

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Antioch has been through dramatic demographic shifts and population booms. The transition from a historically white city into a diverse suburb has come with growing pains.  In 2006, these growing pains hit a tipping point. Subscribe to the full American Suburb series wherever you get your podcasts.  

Antioch has been through dramatic demographic shifts and population booms. The transition from a historically white city into a diverse suburb has come with growing pains.  In 2006, these growing pains hit a tipping point.

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A months-long look at the obstacles facing Louisville's most vulnerable students

A months-long look at the obstacles facing Louisville's most vulnerable students

 
While reporting on human trafficking in Lima, Peru, my friend Sarah and I search for a source in the sex trade. We asked locals to draw us directions to the prostitutes. There were three maps. We followed one.

While reporting on human trafficking in Lima, Peru, my friend Sarah and I search for a source in the sex trade. We asked locals to draw us directions to the prostitutes. There were three maps. We followed one.

 
On any given night there's an estimated 2,000 homeless youth on Chicagoland streets. Chicago offers youth a variety of services including food, bedding, showers and support groups, but there's not enough to accommodate the demand. And many youth have a difficult time adjusting to the responsibilities of this coming of age.

On any given night there's an estimated 2,000 homeless youth on Chicagoland streets. Chicago offers youth a variety of services including food, bedding, showers and support groups, but there's not enough to accommodate the demand. And many youth have a difficult time adjusting to the responsibilities of this coming of age.