[Hpn] Re: 11th Annual Homelessness Marathon 14-Hour National Radio & Internet Broadcast Starts on Wed., 2/20th at 7PM ET; + Broadcast Schedule

Morgan W. Brown morganbrown@gmail.com
Mon, 18 Feb 2008 12:06:36 -0500

Headline: WGDR 91.1 FM in Plainfield, VT will be airing the 11th
annual homelessness marathon from Wed., 8PM to Thurs., 1AM and I will
be in studio from 9PM to 1AM.

Have recently gotten off the phone after receiving an e-mail from the
new station manager of WGDR FM ( http://www.wgdr.org/ ) in nearby
Plainfield, VT of their interest on doing four hours of the
homelessness marathon from 9PM to 1AM with me at the studio helping to
provide a local angle, first with Joseph Gainza from 9PM to 11PM and
then Greg Hooker, the station manager, from 11PM to 1AM, when he plans
to close up. Greg says the station also has wifi (wireless Internet),
so I intend to bring my laptop along and, if I have the time and am
able to get online alright, I may even do a little "live blogging"
from the station to the homelessness marathon blog; otherwise I will
wait until I get back to my homebase to do so.


On Feb 18, 2008 2:17 AM, Morgan W. Brown <morganbrown@gmail.com> wrote:
> Just in case you have not already come across it yet, fyi:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Jeremy Alderson
> Date: Jan 23, 2008 6:49 PM
> Subject: Our press release
> To: "Morgan W. Brown" <morganbrown@gmail.com>
>                     NASHVILLE AT THE CROSSROADS
> WHAT:  11th Annual Homelessness Marathon broadcast
> WHERE: Originating from the Campus for Human Development in Nashville
>         and broadcast on over 100 radio stations and Free Speech TV
>         on the Dish Network.
> WHEN:  7 p.m., EST, Wed., Feb. 20th to 9 a.m., EST, Thurs., Feb. 21st.
>         The 11TH Annual Homelessness Marathon radio broadcast will
> originate from Nashville, Tennessee, starting at 7 p.m., EST, on
> Wednesday, February 20th and ending 14 hours later.  The Homelessness
> Marathon, the world's leading broadcast focusing on homelessness and
> poverty, originates from a different city every year.  Last year's broadcast,
> originating from Fresno, CA, aired on over 120 radio
> stations coast-to-coast with another 30 or so stations across Canada
> carrying a parallel Canadian Homelessness Marathon.
>         "This year, we picked Nashville," explains the Homelessness
> Marathon's director, Jeremy Weir Alderson, "partly because it is a
> city at the crossroads in terms of its treatment of homeless people,
> and in this respect, it is like many other cities across the United
> States."
>         Leading the fight for more humane policies is the Nashville
> Homeless Power Project, one of several organizations supporting the
> broadcast.  The NHPP is composed of homeless and formerly homeless
> people who are organizing for housing and worker's rights.  The
> broadcast will originate from the Campus for Human Development, a
> single site of services for both emergency and long-term homeless in
> Nashville.  The Campus shelters an average of 200 people a night in
> area congregations through its Room in the Inn Program, reflecting a
> city-wide commitment to helping the poorest of America's poor.
>         On the other side of the equation, some in Nashville are
> lobbying for harsher treatment, including an anti-panhandling bill
> recently passed by the Nashville Metro Council.  Nashville's police
> routinely roust homeless people from heating grates and other
> makeshift shelters in a perceived crackdown.  And not only does the
> city not have enough low-income housing or even shelter beds for
> everyone in need, it has no plans to build enough either, thus all
> but guaranteeing future conflict.
>         "We must never forget that Nashville, like the rest of the
> country and especially the South, once embraced the cause of slavery,
> and it was the powerful folks, not the powerless ones, who brought
> that shame upon the city," Alderson says.  "We're hoping our broadcast
> can reach across class and color lines to help tip the balance towards
> treating homeless people like citizens instead of criminals, not just
> in Nashville but across America.
>         The Homelessness Marathon is a non-commercial broadcast that
> does not raise funds for charity.  Its mission is to raise consciousness,
> and it does this by covering a broad range of topics, speaking with
> experts, taking calls from around the country and, above all, by putting
> homeless people on the air directly.  This is the only chance most
> Americans ever have to hear who homeless people really are and to learn about
> the obstacles they really face.
>         The Homelessness Marathon's local broadcast host will be
> community radio station WRFN.  It will be available free to stations
> over the NPR satellite, the Pacifica satellite and a state-of-the-art
> webcast.  This will also be the first Homelessness Marathon to be
> televised live -- by Free Speech Television, channel 9415 on the DISH Network.
>         Additional information about the Homelessness Marathon, can be
> found at http://www.homelessnessmarathon.org.
>                              -- 30 --
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Jeremy Alderson
> Date: Feb 11, 2008 3:07 PM
> Subject: this can be posted if you want
> To: "Morgan W. Brown" <morganbrown@gmail.com>
> The Homelessness Marathon is divided into short (5-minute) prerecorded
> segments and longer (53 minute) live segments.  All times are eastern.
> The broadcast starts at 7 p.m., EST, on Wednesday, Feb. 20th and ends at 9 a.m.
> on Thursday, Feb. 21st.
> Hour 1 -  SHORT: Welcome from "Nobody" (live)
> (7pm)     LONG:  A panel of homeless Nashvillians.
> Hour 2 -  SHORT: Performing A One Night Count
> (8pm)     LONG:  Homelessness in Music City - Part 1 - The Civic View.
>                  Co-hosts:  George Gruhn, CEO of Gruhn Guitars and Howard
>                  Gentry, Chairman, Mayor's Homelessness Commission.
> Hour 3 - SHORT: Housing First
> (9pm)    LONG:  Homelessness in Music City - Part 2 - The Street
>                 View.  Co-Hosts:  Father Charlie Strobel, founding director,
>                 Campus for Human Development, and Patricia Bryant, a
>                  currently homeless Nashvillian.
> Hour 4 - SHORT: Poetry by Homeless Teens
> (10pm)   LONG:  National Hour I - A survey of homelessness in three cities
>                  in the east and midwest.
> Hour 5 - SHORT: Homeless Vets
> (11pm)   LONG:  Homelessness, Crime and Criminalization.  Co-Hosts:
>                 Matt Leber, organizer, Nashville Homeless Power Project
>                  and Tulin Ozdeger, civil rights director, National Law
>                  Center on Homelessness and Poverty.
> Hour 6 - SHORT: Street Poetry
> (mid)    LONG:  "The War and The Poor - Co-Hosts:  Norman Solomon,
>                  author of "War Made Easy" and Frances Fox Piven, author
>                  of "The War At Home:  The Domestic Cost of Bush's
>                  Militarism."
> Hour 7 - SHORT: Addressing Rural Homelessness
> (1am)    LONG:  The Fight in Fresno - A live remote from Fresno, CA.
> Hour 8 - SHORT: A Homeless Job Program
> (2am)   LONG:  The Working Poor.  Co-Hosts: William Miles, Nashville
>                  Jobs with Justice, Cornell Professor of Sociology
>                 Thomas Hirschl.
> Hour 9 - SHORT: Registering Homeless Voters
> (3am)    LONG:  National Hour II: A survey of homelessness in three cities
>                  on the West Coast, including Los Angeles.
> Hour 10 - SHORT: Generational Homelessness
> (4am)     LONG:  International Hour.  Co-host to be Peter Fredriksson,
>                   senior adviser to the Housing Ministry of Finland.
> Hour 11 - SHORT:  Homeless School Kids
> (5am)     LONG:   Fighting Back - Co-Hosts to be Cheri Honkala, director
>                    of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign,
>                    Paul Boden, director of the Western Regional Advocacy
>                    Project and Clemmie Greenlee, this year's "Nashvillian
>                    of the Year!"
> Hour 12 - SHORT: Street Poetry
> (6am)     LONG:  Health Care and Homelessness.  Co-hosts, John Lozier,
>                   Director National Health Care for the Homeless, and
>                   co-host TBA.
> Hour 13 - SHORT: TBA
> (7am)     LONG:  Will the Foreclosure Crisis Drive People to the
>                  Streets?  Co-hosts Danilo Pelletiere, research director,
>                   National Low Income Housing Coalition and a co-host TBA.
> Hour 14 - SHORT: TBA
> (8am)     LONG:  First:  Where Is The Housing?  Co-Host, Jeremy Rosen,
>                   executive director, National Policy and Advocacy
>                   Council on Homelessness.  Next:  TBA
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