What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, November 14, 2018:
WITF is launching a new project that investigates and examines how those who are living with mental illness are coping, receiving treatment, and integrating into the community. The project will also look at the services that are available and where the funding to pay for those services comes from.
The series is called Through the Cracks and, unfortunately, the title is often an accurate description of life for people living with mental illness.
Years after efforts to de-institutionalize those with serious mental illnesses, many can’t find the assistance or treatment they need or they don’t get enough time with therapists. Stagnant state funding is compounding the problem.
The book “explains why a constitutional argument within the British Empire escalated to produce a revolutionary republic.” The author looks at the politics of Anglicization from the colonial period up to the start of the American Revolution.
Dr. Andrew Shankman is a history professor at Rutgers University-Camden who contributed to the book and joins us on Smart Talk.