Sounds from the Street
About This Show
From the street media center of our nation's capital, Sounds From the Street seeks to elevate the voices of people engaged with the homeless community. Host Adam Kampe interviews artists, policymakers and other community members in a new episode every other Wednesday.
Most Recent Episode
Wendy Oxenhorn on Founding the Street Paper Movement
May 10 16
As a girl, Wendy Oxenhorn aspired to become a professional ballerina before a tragic injury shattered her dream. But that twist of fate catapulted her into a life of social work that eventually led her to co-found the first street paper and spark a global movement. Today, there are 112 street papers in 35 countries employing some 11,000 homeless vendors at any given time.
But Wendy's work didn’t stop there. She eventually landed a dream job saving musicians’ lives at the Jazz Foundation of America and was recently named a 2016 NEA Jazz Master, the nation’s highest honor in jazz.
Wendy shares her incredible journey in her own words.
Sounds From the Street is a bi-weekly podcast elevating the voices of people engaged with the homeless community in our nation’s capital.