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Losing A Home, Suddenly

Penguin Books

The word itself has a creepy sound: EVICTED.  And the book by that name of Matthew Desmond shows just how wrenching a process eviction can be. 

He follows eight families in the Milwaukee area, dealing with two different landlords. 

The circumstances that lead to eviction are clearly laid out... in our part of history, people spend half of their income or more just to put a roof over their heads, and it's not always a pleasant roof.  Author Matthew Desmond joins us with details of his work. 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.