Encore: The Humanity Project


In her new book 'The Humanity Project,” Urbana based author Jean Thompson confronts circumstances and questions plaguing many in the US in a post-recession era. This hour on Focus, we’ll listen back to a conversation Jim Meadows had with Thompson about her new novel, what inspired the story and why it was a story we wanted to tell.

This hour we'll meet Sean, a wayward carpenter whose bad luck turns even worse; Linnea, who has survived a school shooting and is living in California with a father she barely knows, and Mrs. Foster, a wealthy cat lady who starts "the Humanity Project" to help out a few whose luck has run out.