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Connections: Cuomo's Plan to Bring the Homeless Indoors

Can the government involuntarily remove homeless people from the streets in cold weather? Governor Andrew Cuomo says yes. But his new plan is drawing criticism from many quarters: homeless people who want to decide their own fate; the Open Door Mission; the House of Mercy.

Our panel explores what we do about the homeless population, how to define mental illness, and what is appropriate action when it comes to helping those in need. Our guests:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
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