Connections: The decline in neighborliness

Dec 21, 2017

How well do you know your neighbors? Well enough to wave hello? Stop by for coffee? Sleep over at their homes? Peter Lovenheim is the author of the book, In the Neighborhood. In it, he describes his mission to become better connected to his neighbors and he does that...by having sleepovers.

A third of Americans say they've never interacted with the people next door. It's part of an overall decline in neighborliness over the past 40 years.

This hour, we discuss why we've become more isolated and how to reverse the trend. Our guests are all community builders:

  • Peter Lovenheim, author of In the Neighborhood
  • Marcus Ebenhoe, director of outreach ministries at Sacred Heart Cathedral
  • Yvonne Ferreira, president of the tenants' association for St. Bernard's Park
  • Brad Huber, leader of the Irondequoit round table