Episode 015: The Other Side of the Microphone

Lindsay Elitharp | Friday, June 12, 2015


Interview with Lindsay Elitharp

This week on Beyond Spare Change, Executive Director Keith Howard turns the tables and interviews me on working for Liberty House and the experience of creating a podcast from scratch. For those paying close attention, the Martin Luther King Jr. quote I attempt to reference in the interview is actually “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

Why Beyond Spare Change?

First, because we believe that stories are the currency of human connection. The sharing of experiences can break down boundaries, forge new paths, and force us to see each other as individuals with complex and varied histories instead of “types” dictated by circumstance.

Second, because anyone who has heard the clink of quarters against pennies, be it in a plastic cup or the bottom of a purse, knows that one has to move beyond spare change to impact chronic homelessness.

Lastly, the show is called Beyond Spare Change out of respect for the work the men and women who have passed through Liberty House have done on themselves and their lives. It’s no mean feat to find work after unemployment and homelessness. It’s no mean feat to struggle with addiction and maintain one’s sobriety. Above all, Beyond Spare Change is dedicated to our hardworking residents.

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