Aaron didn't intend to tell his classmates that he was homeless. But when he recorded his own story with StoryCorpsU — a project designed to help kids in high-needs schools build stronger relationships with their teachers — he says, it just came out.
"I felt ... like a big load was let off," Aaron explains. (NPR has withheld Aaron's last name, at the request of his foster care agency, to protect his privacy.) "I don't know what made me say it, but I'm like, 'Let me just be honest and just get it out.' "
Standing beneath the big blue bear outside of the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The work by artist Lawrence Argent is officially titled "I See What You Mean" and is among the many public art works in the city.
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Denver’s first cultural plan in 25 years has found a gap between availability and access to the arts. With Imagine 2020 as a road map, a variety of stakeholders committed to the arts will work to change that.
A joint investigation by NPR and ProPublica found the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command’s process of identifying remains is hindered by several layers of bureacracy, an aversion to risk and a reluctance to lead with DNA testing.