As a small child, Ian Wahl wondered about the people he saw on the streets holding signs and why drivers avoided them. The memory inspired Wahl, now 21, to write and sing a song about “A Man with a Sign.”
Wahl’s song was used in our Frontiers program, Hope for the Homeless. It airs Sunday, May 22 on KTVA Channel 11 at 4:30 and 10:30 p.m. There are many voices in the program. We found Alex, a man with the sign who was panhandling. He was very candid about life on the streets. Mayor Berkowitz gave an extended interview about the challenges and potential solutions of homelessness.
We hope the program will give you an appreciation for the complexities of homelessness in Anchorage.