Our sister newspaper, The Charlotte Observer, has a piece this morning about an Oregon artist traveling the country in his van, collecting stories about the recession.
Aaron Heideman is stopping in 22 cities to gather stories on a huge banner for his "The Man in the Van Project."
“The economic downturn forced me to close my business and re-enter corporate America…but I am choosing not to participate in the recession,” one man wrote.
Scrawled another: “I've lost my job, became homeless, been robbed, abused, discriminated, arrested and neglected. There is no compassion in America.”
Read the full story here.