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Roger Connor Discusses Ideas for Laws Against Panhandling.

Roger Connor is founder and Executive Director of the American Alliance for Rights and Responsibilities (AARR), a legal organization aimed at making individuals more responsible for their communities. Connor and the AARR have been active in helping communities enact anti-panhandling laws. His group recently drafted a law making it illegal for panhandlers to step in someone's path, or to panhandle in subway stations or at ATM machines. Connor talks today about how panhandling affects communities, and what individuals and governments can do to solve the problems of homelessness and poverty.


Other segments from the episode on June 15, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 15, 1994: Interview with Roger Connor; Interview with Doug Honig; Interview with Maria Foscarinis; Review of the television show "CBS Reports."


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