338: The Spokesman

338: The Spokesman

Aug 10, 2007
Attention listeners. In the Internet version of Act One of this show, we have left one curse word un-bleeped at a critical moment.

Stories of what can happen when you go from being a private person to a public face.
  • Anthony Pico was a foster kid for most of his life. His mother was a crack addict who abandoned him, and he bounced around from house to house, relative to relative. But unlike a lot of foster kids, he had an amazing ability to talk about his life eloquently. He started getting invited to child welfare conferences, presenting to social workers and politicians and bureaucrats about problems with the foster care system. He got so good at it that he turned into a professional foster kid. Reporter Doug McGray tells Anthony's story. (20 minutes)

    Doug McGray is a fellow at the New America Foundation. ActivismChildhoodFamily

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Anthony Pico from Act Two with San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom.

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