Vivian Ho Chronicles “America’s Lost Street Kids”

KCBS Radio In Depth
Friday, August 30th
The double murder of Audrey Carey and Steve Carter captivated the Bay Area back in 2015 after it was found that the crimes had been carried out by a trio of transient youth.  

For many around the Bay, it was a catalyzing moment that pushed the problems of homelessness and youth dislocation out of the realm of “social problem to be addressed,” and instead into the realm of “clear and present danger to be protected against.”

But is there something more to be learned from the stories of the three young people responsible for these crimes? And if we did manage to learn those lessons, could we do a better job supporting other young people walking a similar path?

That’s the set of questions raised by former San Francisco Chronicle crime and criminal justice reporter Vivian Ho in her new book, “Those Who Wander: America’s Lost Street Kids.” She joins this edition of KCBS In Depth to discuss. 

Host: KCBS Radio reporter Keith Menconi