[Hpn] HOMELESS MARATHON Talk Show on NPR microradio IMC & Webcasts WED-TH 7pm-9amEST / CALL IN! WED-TH 7pm-9amEST / CALL IN!

Tom Boland wgcp@earthlink.net
Sun, 21 Jan 2001 01:01:44 -0800 (PST)


NPR guests: Honkala Indio Boland Boden Gleason Edmundson Weir Tripp Oaks others


FWD - PRESS RELEASE followed by SCHEDULE of topics & guests
                                Participating NPR radio stations
                                LINKS to micro-radio & IMC Webcast sites

HOMELESSNESS MARATHON RADIO TALK-SHOW / CALL IN PHONE numbers are:
1-877-533-8478 for those who were, are or might become HOMELESS
1-800-213-9367 for all OTHERS
http://www.homelessnessmarathon.org/ LINKS to Guests, Hourly Themes & Stations

http://www.bostonphoenix.com/archive/features/01/01/18/tji/MARATHON.html
FWD  Boston Phoenix / January 18 - 25, 2001
     WHERE THE HEART IS - MARATHON MAN - by Kristen Lombardi
Tune in to the "Fourth Annual Homeless Marathon" on WMBR (88.1 FM) from
7 p.m. on January 24 to 9 a.m. on January 25. Or visit the host site -- where
Alderson will set up an open mike -- at the Old Cambridge Baptist Church, 1151
Mass Ave, in Cambridge.

FWD  http://www.homelessnessmarathon.org/press.html
     PRESS RELEASE
     THE 4TH ANNUAL HOMELESSNESS MARATHON
__________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     [ CIRCULATE NOW PLEASE ]

CONTACTS

Jeremy Alderson
607-546-2084
<radio@lightlink.com>

Carly Gartman
617-520-7255
<cgartman@webergroup.com>

RADIO JOURNALIST AND VOLUNTEERS TO SPEND 14 HOURS IN
BOSTON COLD IN SUPPORT OF HOMELESS AWARENESS

Broadcast around the nation, Marathon to be one of America's
largest media events dedicated to homelessness

Boston, MA - According to estimates published by the National Coalition for
the Homeless, well over two million people went homeless last year - more
than the populations of Boston, Atlanta, and Kansas City combined. In an
effort to increase national awareness of homelessness, talk-show moderator
Jeremy "Nobody" Weir Alderson will host a 14-hour live radio broadcast of
The Fourth Annual Homelessness Marathon.

Beginning at 7 p.m. EST on January 24 and ending at 9 a.m. EST the
following morning, Alderson and volunteers, including those who used to be
and are currently homeless, will spend the entirety of the overnight
broadcast in Boston's freezing cold on the steps of the Old Cambridge
Baptist Church, at 1151 Massachusetts Avenue, in Cambridge, Mass. The
Marathon will not seek to raise funds, but only to heighten the country's
consciousness of the severity of the homeless epidemic. This broadcast will
be aired in major national markets including Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles,
Portland, and over the Internet (station listing).

"To me the existence of homelessness in the richest country on earth is a
dead-canary-in-the-coal-mine warning that something is deeply wrong," says
Alderson, a radio and print journalist whose work has appeared in The
Columbia Journalism Review, Parents, and Harper's Bazaar. "Homelessness is
an emergency because people are freezing to death, homeless women are being
victimized, and homeless children are being traumatized. The whole point of
the marathon is to get homo sapiens to realize that homeless sapiens are
the same as them, and that if we help them, we'll be helping ourselves. And
the best way to accomplish this is by just examining the issues and letting
homeless people speak for themselves."

Hourly, the Marathon's live discussion topics will include: gentrification
of affordable housing and the decline of housing stock, homeless youth,
homeless grandparents, race and homelessness, hunger, healthcare available
for the homeless, how the economy drives homelessness, the rights of the
homeless people, and homeless women. The broadcast will also include a one
to two hour open mike with marathon participants, calls from the general
public, and calls from homeless people who will have a special call-in
number available that has been circulated through shelters and papers
catering to the homeless. Five minute pre-recorded pieces on addiction and
homelessness, rural homelessness, reading by homeless poets, homelessness
and the penal system and the legal impact of welfare reform on the homeless
will be played throughout the night.

To participate in the 14-hour marathon, call 1-877-533-8478 for those who
were, are or might become homeless. Others may call number is
1-800-213-9367.

END FORWARD

http://www.homelessnessmarathon.org/schedule.html

SCHEDULE in Eastern Standard Time [ EST ]

7 - 8pm / Opening remarks by Nobody. Then panel of Homeless Youth.

8 - 9pm
Falling Out The Bottom: How The New Economy Creates New Homelessness.
Co-Hosts, Ellen Frank, Professor of Economics at Emmanuel College {and
another co-host to be named}

9 - 10pm / Homelessness and Race.
Co-Hosts: Indio, former member of "The Young Lords" and current editor of
Street News, the homeless paper of NYC {and another co-host to be named}

10 - 11pm / A Panel of Homeless Grandparents

11 - Midnight / Homeless And Disabled: As If Things Weren't Bad Enough.
Co-Hosts: David Oaks, Director Support Coalition International and Charles
Swenson and Steve R., two wheelchair-bound homeless men.

Midnight - 1am / Why Good Intentions Aren't Enough: A Look at Boston and
Cambridge.
Co-Hosts: Macy Delong, Director of Solutions At Work and Vicki Coleman with
Homes For Families

1 - 2am / Women and Homelessness.
Julia Tripp, a formerly homeless woman now an advocate for homeless women
and Stephanie Golden, author of "The Women Outside: Meanings And Myths Of
Homelessness."

2 - 3am / Open Mic Hour

3 - 4am / Gentrification.
Co-Hosts: Tom Boland, founder, Homeless People's Network on line [on site]
and Paul Boden, director San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness

4 - 5am / Going Hungry: How Do Poor People Eat?
Co-Hosts: Richard Edmundson, a formerly homeless man and founder of San
Francisco Liberation Radio and Kathleen Gorman, Director of the University
of Rhode Island Feinstein Center For A Hunger-Free America

5 - 6am / Open Mic Hour

6 - 7am / Rights: Do Homeless People Have Any?
Co-Hosts: Laurel Weir, Policy Director National Law Center On Homelessness
and Poverty and Cheri Hankala, Executive Director, Kensington Welfare
Rights Union

7 - 8am / Health Care and homelessness.
Co-Hosts: Dr. Jim O'Connel, physician-founder Boston Health Care for the
Homeless and Steffi Woolhandler, co-founder of Physicians for a National
Health Program

8 - 9am / Can the Problem Be Solved?
Co-Hosts: Maryanne Gleason, former executive director, National Coalition
for the Homeless and Rev. Dr. Deborah W. Lyttle, Executive Director
Ecclesia Ministries and Priest of Common Cathedral, an open air ministry
for homeless people on the Boston Commons

http://www.homelessnessmarathon.org/stationsairing.html
Where to Hear the 4th Annual Homelessness Marathon
[ Multiple stations in CA, IL, ND, NY, WA, OR, ME ]

The following stations are scheduled to air the Marathon during the times
listed below, beginning Wednesday, January 24. This is a provisional list
of confirmed stations only. More stations will be added as they confirm..

[local times ]

FM

CFUV, Victoria, BC*
KBCS, Bellevue/Seattle, WA* 9p-6a PST
KBOO, Portland, OR 4p-6a PST
KCND, Bismark, ND 9p-5a CST
KCBX, San Luis Obispo, CA
KDPB, Dickenson, ND 9p-5a CST
KDPR, Williston, ND 9p-5a CST
KDSU, Fargo, ND . 9p-5a CST
KFCF, Fresno, CA*
KGNU, Boulder, CO*
KHSU, Arcata, CA 7pm - 12 mid PST
KMPR, Minot, ND 9p-5a CST
KPFA, Berkeley, CA*
KPFK, Los Angeles, CA* MIDNIGHT to 6 am PST
KPRJ, Janestown, ND 9p-5a CST
KNNB, Whiteriver, AZ
KOTO, Telluride, CO 12am-7am MST
KRCB, Rohnert Park, CA* 8p-6a PST
KSFC, Spokane, WA
KUND, Grand Forks, ND 9p-5a CST
KUSP, Santa Cruz, CA* 9p-1a PST
KVMR, Nevada City (including.Sacramento & Auburn), CA* 7p-4a PST
WDBX, Cardondale, IL 2a-8a CST
WEFT, Champaign/Urbana, IL*
WEOS, Geneva, NY* : 7pm - 9am EST
WERU, Blue Hill Falls, ME 7p-9a EST
WJFF, Jeffersonville, NY 7pm-6am EST
WMBR, Cambridge, MA*
WMNF, Tampa, FL* 7p-6a EST
WMPG, Portland. ME 7pm - 9am EST
WORT, Madison, WI
WZRD, Chicago, IL
WILL, Urbana, IL*

SHORTWAVE

Radio For Peace International, Costa Rica*

WEBCAST

MicroRadio.NET
Boston Independent Media Center

*These stations broadcast their signal on the Internet. See their web sites
for details.

PLEASE PHONE YOUR LOCAL NPR STATIONS
AND ASK THEM TO AIR THE HOMELESS MARATHON

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