[Hpn] 11th Annual Homelessness Marathon set to air
Morgan W. Brown
Tue, 19 Feb 2008 13:56:11 -0500
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From: Jeremy Alderson
Date: Feb 19, 2008 12:42 PM
Subject: Homelessness Marathon set to air
The 11th Annual Homelessness Marathon will begin broadcasting at 7 p.m.,
eastern time, on Wednesday, February 20th. It will run for 14 hours overnight
until 9 a.m., EST, on Thursday, February 21st. This e-mail contains
information on how to listen and call-in. A schedule of the broadcast is also
- The first three hours of the broadcast will be televised on Free Speech
Television (FSTV), channel 9415 on the Dish Network.
- The FSTV video will also be streamed to their web site at
- A link to the audio for the entire 14 hours will be posted on the
Marathon's web site at http://www.homelessnessmarathon.org. There will
also be a link to a list of the more than 125 over-the-air stations
that will be carrying all or part of the broadcast.
There are two toll free numbers for the broadcast.
877-NOBODY-8 (877-662-6398) is the general call-in number for anybody,
housed or homeless.
866-LEFT-OUT (866-533-8688) is a special number to give an extra
chance for people who are homeless,formerly homeless or
afraid they're about to be homeless.
THE BROADCAST SCHEDULE:
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.
This schedule will be subject to change right up to the beginning of the
Hour 1 - SHORT: Welcome from host "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 Clemmie Green Lee of the
Nashville Homeless Power Project.
Hour 4 - SHORT: Poetry by Homeless Teens
(10pm) LONG: Homeless Nation I - A survey of homelessness in
Benton Harbor, Michigan; New Orleans, and Denver
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
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. Guest Host: Nell Levin,
coordinator, Tennessee Alliance for Progress. Co-Hosts:
William Miles, Nashville Jobs with Justice, Cornell
Professor of Sociology Thomas Hirschl.
Hour 9 - SHORT: Registering Homeless Voters
(3am) LONG: Homeless Nation II: A survey of homelessness in Los
Angeles, Ontario, CA; and Santa Cruz, Ca
Hour 10 - SHORT: Generational Homelessness
(4am) LONG: International Hour. Guest Host: Nell Levin. Co-host:
Peter Fredriksson, senior adviser to the Housing Ministry
Hour 11 - SHORT: Homeless Mothers
(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
Hour 12 - SHORT: Street Poetry
(6am) LONG: Health Care and Homelessness. Co-hosts, John Lozier,
Director National Health Care for the Homeless, Dan
McMullan, a disabled homeless advocate.
Hour 13 - SHORT: A Profile in Homelessness
(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: A Homeless Romance
(8am) LONG: First: Where Is The Housing? Co-Host, Jeremy Rosen,
executive director, National Policy and Advocacy
Council on Homelessness. Next: A panel of homeless
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