18th Annual Homelessness Marathon Wednesday Night and Thursday Morning

COMING UP ON WEDNESDAY THE 17TH, THE NATIONAL ANNUAL HOMELESSNESS MARATHON, this year broadcasting from Washington, D.C. near the White House.  Free Radio Santa Cruz  will be broadcasting the 14 hour Marathon from 4 PM PST 2-17 to 6 AM PST 2-18 at 101.3 FM.  The show will also stream at www.freakradio.org .  For subsequent archiving, browse fpr 17th Annual Homelessness Marathon.  Note that Hour 7 (between 10 PM  and 11 PM   PST) will have a shout-out from local Freedom Sleeper Toby Nixon, who will be at Freedom Sleepout #32 the night before.

18TH ANNUAL HOMELESSNESS MARATHON — BROADCAST SCHEDULE

The Homelessness Marathon is primarily composed of short, pre-recorded reports and longer live discussions.

ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN STANDARD TIME.   FOR CALIFORNIA TIMES, SUBTRACT 3 HOURS.   THE MARATHON RUNS FROM WEDNESDAY 4 PM PST 2-17 TO THURSDAY  6 AM 2-18

 

HOUR 1

7-8 p.m.

We’ll open with Brian Carome, director, and Robert Warren, vendor, from Street Sense, the homeless paper of D.C.  We’ll initiate the first ever “Homeless Primary” by asking homeless people who they support for president, and then, joined by homeless advocate Eric Sheptock, we’ll begin a Homeless Walk Around the White House talking with homeless people there.
HOUR 2

8-9 p.m.

Short

The Doug Seegers Story – reported by Tasha Lemly
Long There’s No “I” in” Team” and No “You” In Public Housing” Guest host:  Parisa Norouzi of Empower DC.
HOUR 3

9-10 p.m.

Short

Street Poetry

Long The Second Hour of our Homeless Walk Around the White House, plus, from Philadelphia, Cheri Honkala, Director of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign.
HOUR 4

10-11 p.m.

Short

Finding A Home In Alaska – reported by Ann Hillman

Long You Don’t Have To Be Crazy To Be Homeless, But It Helps: A look at  Mental Illness and Homelessness. plus a shout-out from Brad Lancaster in Shoreline, Washington, who has a homeless encampment in his back yard.  Guest host:  Chantal James, WPFW
HOUR 5

11-Mid.

Short

Street Poetry

Long If It Don’t Feel Good, Why’s It Illegal? – The Criminalization of Homelessness.  Eric Tars, National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty; Paul Boden, Western Regional Advocacy Project, Kristin Matthews, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless.  Then:  A talk with Red, a San Diego homeless man arrested for sleeping in a donated tiny house.  Guest host: Otis Maclay.
HOUR 6

Mid. – 1 a.m.

Short

Squatters in Venezuela – produced by Making Contact

Long The third hour ofour Homeless Walk Around the White House
HOUR 7

1–2 a.m.

Short Street Poetry
Long

Guests:  JoJo Valdez, who was swept from her homeless encampment in Boise, Idaho and Jessica McCafferty of the ACLU; then a shout-out from Toby Nixon, a homeless man protesting for homeless rights in Santa Cruz.  Guest host:  Otis Maclay, Pacifica Radio.

HOUR 8

2-3 a.m.

Short

Profiles – Perry, Olive Oil and Junior

Long The fourth hour of our Homeless Walk Around the White House plus a shout-out from Abbotsford, Canada, where they dumped chicken manure on a homeless encampment.
HOUR 9

3-4 a.m.

Short Street Poetry
Long What Becomes of Homeless Youth? plus, Nick Dicenzo, who heads Cannabis Can, a charity that distributes marijuana to homeless people in Denver, Colorado. Guest host:  Katea Stitt, WPFW.
HOUR 10

4-5 a.m.

Short

Working Homeless – reported by Anne Hillman

Long The fifth hour of our Homeless Walk Around the White House, plus a shout-out from Faygo, a homeless protester for homeless rights in Sacramento, California.
HOUR 11

5-6  a.m.

Short Street Poetry
Long Formerly homeless street musician Doug Seegers, from Sweden, and low-cost housing developer Sean Canonie, from Florida.  Guest host:  Katea Stitt, program director, WPFW.
HOUR 12

6-7 a.m.

Short

Profile:  Harley

Long

The sixth hour of hour Homeless Walk Around the White House, plus a shout-out from Jared Stewart who, when we last spoke with him, had just been rousted from his homeless camp in New Orleans and was living under a bridge while awaiting back surgery.

HOUR 13

7-8 a.m.

Short

Street Poetry

Long

Is Anyone Anywhere Solving Homelessness? We’ll take a look at some of the models being tried. 

Guest host:  Joni Eisenberg, WPFW.

Hour 14

8-9 a.m.

Short

Homeless in Cape Cod – reported by Lucy Kang

Long The Homeless Walk Around the White House will come to an end at the White House, where housed and homeless people will gather, we’ll announce the results of the “Homeless Primary,” and everyone will sing the Star Spangled Banner.

 

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