Melvin Frank Marshall, interview number 1, at the Civic Center BART/Muni Station, San Francisco, January 19-20, 2008.
This video is part of an ongoing series of conversations/interviews with panhandlers and/or homeless and/or street people that I happen to run across, mostly in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. I don\'t pretend to have any solution for, or special insight into, the \"homeless problem\". I\'m just interested in hearing people\'s stories, whoever they may be and whatever their situation may be. And perhaps it puts some names and stories to some of the faces you may see on the street. I ask whatever I feel like asking and wherever the conversation takes us. I\'m certainly not the world\'s best interviewer, but maybe I\'ll get better at it over time.