The Leonard Lopate Show Published by The Leonard Lopate Show Surviving Foster Care Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/55285/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend 4 segments hide show The Book of Other People: Zadie Smith, Vendela Vida, and George Saunders 26 min Maira Kalman’s Principles of Uncertainty 22 min A Survivor of the Foster Care System Speaks 18 min Word Maven Patricia T. O’Conner 31 min Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent much of her childhood bouncing among fourteen different foster homes. She explains how the system failed her, and what she’s doing now to help out today’s foster kids and parents. Also: artist Maira Kalman. Word maven Patricia T. O’Conner. And writers Zadie Smith, Vendela Vida, and George Saunders talk about creating characters in their fiction.