[Hpn] NAHNN Homeless News: Two Homelessness Marathon's; February 5 & 6, 2003

Morgan W. Brown norsehorse@hotmail.com
Mon, 27 Jan 2003 00:57:06 -0500

North American Homeless News Network (NAHNN): http://nahnn.blogspot.com
Homeless News & Information Alert

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This year, there will be two National Homelessness 14-Hour Radio Marathon 

Yes, that is correct, two of them.

-- The below forwarded information is as posted
(with slight editing or additions)
on NAHNN Friday, January 17, 2003:


Homelessness Marathon
Nationwide U.S. Radio Broadcast
February 5 & 6, 2003

Now Across the Nation of Canada Too
with their very own
Canadian Homelessness Marathon

On Wednesday, February 5, 2003, beginning at 7:00 PM US eastern time, for 
fourteen hours the sixth annual U.S. Homelessness Marathon [click here] will 
broadcast the voices of people living homeless as well as interested others 
via radio stations across the nation & elsewhere around the world. The U.S. 
Homelessness Marathon focuses on homelessness and poverty as experienced by 
those living it. The 2003 U.S. broadcast will originate from the streets of 
Portland, Maine via WMPG: http://www.wmpg.org

Karen D'Andrea from WMPG's Sound Ecology will host a 24 hour marathon in 
Portland's Monument Square begining Wednesday February 5th. There will be 
many service providers on site. If you'd like to get involved please contact 
Karen at karen@soundecology.org

This year, for the first time, the U.S. Homelessness Marathon will be held 
in conjunction with a Canadian Homelessness Marathon: 

The two marathons will periodically link during discussions of international 

The Canadian Homelessness Marathon 14-hour broadcast will begin at sunset on 
February 5th and continue through sunrise the next day. The Canadian 
broadcast will originate from the streets of Montréal, and include panel 
discussions, an open microphone on the street, short pre-produced pieces, 
and live call-ins all night long via a nationwide toll-free number.

With the goal of being consciousness raising events, the two Homelessness 
Marathon's provide opportunity for homeless people and their advocates to 
take to the airwaves, allowing for nationwide discussion on matters 
concerning and relating to homelessness in both the United States and 

The two Homelessness Marathon's are available for free to all non-commercial 

Morgan <norsehorse@hotmail.com>
Morgan W. Brown
Montpelier Vermont USA
North American Homeless News Network (NAHNN): http://nahnn.blogspot.com
Norsehorse's Home Turf: http://nht.blogspot.com

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