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Home is Where You Park Your Mini Van

Back in March, as the pandemic hit, many people across the country found themselves without a safety net. Naida Lavon was one of them. Naida is 67 and for the past few months, she’s been living in her car on the streets of Portland, Oregon. As part of our Hunker Down Diaries series, we bring you her story.

Music this week from Blue Dot Sessions and featuring “Home Again” by Michael Kiwanuka.


A quick note: A few months ago, the team here at Radio Diaries put everything else on hold and started this new series Hunker Down Diaries. Our goal is to bring you intimate and surprising stories about ordinary life in these extraordinary times. As a non profit organization, we usually rely on grants and listener donations to support our work. But in this case, we’ve had to move fast, and we’re producing without a net. So if you appreciate our show, and our Hunker Down Diaries series. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support what we do. We know it’s a tough time for many. You’re donation, no matter how small, will help us keep this series going. Thank you.

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