COMING WEDNESDAY JULY 24TH STARTING AT 7 AM : 21ST ANNUAL HOMELESSNESS MARATHON on freakradio.org


​Free Radio Santa Cruz will be streaming the entire 21st Annual Homelessness Marathon starting at 7 AM on Wednesday 7-24.  The program goes all day until 9 PM.


This will be on the stream at freakradio.org (NOT on the air, as Free Radio is currently looking for a transmitter location).


SUBTRACT THREE HOURS FROM THE SCHEDULE BELOW (WHICH IS ON EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME).




21st ANNUAL HOMELESSNESS MARATHON — BROADCAST SCHEDULE

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

HOUR 1

     10-11 am

Welcome, then a talk with street newspaper vendors at Spare Change News in Cambridge, Mssachusetts.

HOUR 2

11am – noon

Short

The Last Words of  Michael Collins

Long

“Hell Is For Children” – Youth Homelessness.  Host:  Linda Pinkow.  Guests to include:  Carl Howell and Amanda Mallardo from Community Teamwork that works with homeless youth in Lowelle, MA plus youths from their program, Ominque Garner, with Boston Youth Action Board; Jacob Heart from Y2Y, that works with homeless youth in Harvard Square.

HOUR 3

12 – 1pm

Short

Homeless Poetry – One                                    

Long

A talk with doctors and the homeless women they treat at a Health Care Without Walls facility  – Host:  Nobody

HOUR 4

1-2 p.m.

Short

“Perry & Harley – A Door To Close”

Long

From Shelter to Home – transitioning out of homelessness – Host Marc Stern.  Guests:  John Yazwinski with Father Bill’s Place and two who went from shelter to home.

HOUR 5

2-3p.m.

Short

“Saved By the Library” – produced by Virginia Marshall

Long

A talk with homeless artists at the Common Cathedral Common Arts Program  – Host Nobody

HOUR 6

3 – 4pm

Short

Homeless Poetry Two

Long

“The Prison to Poverty Pipeline” – Hosts:  Linda Pinkow & Caitlin Fischer (from Japan).  Guests to include:  Professor Lucius Couloute, Carole Cafferty with the MIT Initiative for Teaching Incarcerated Individuals, and formerly incarcerated citizens Brandon Morris and Lynn Sullivan.

HOUR 7

4 – 5pm

Short

“In the Closet – Literally” – produced by Brian Adoff

Long

“Reshaping Our Policies Toward the Homeless” Hosts:  Nobody & Linda Pinkow.  Guests: Green Party Presidential Candidate Howie Hawkins (the only one of 21 invited candidates, including the incumbent, to accept), Director of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, Cheri Honkala and Pastor Dean Dodd of Church In The Park, Modesto, CA.

HOUR 8

5 – 6pm

Short

“Markaya from Oaklna – Jus’ Sayin’” – produced by Lucy Kang

Long

“Now Learn This” – Homeless Students.  Hosts: Caitlin Fischer & Mark Weaver.  Guests:  Bianca van Heydoorn with the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice, Temple University; Kathleen O’Neil, with Bunker Hill Community College and a BHCC student.

HOUR 9

6 – 7pm

Short

“The Story of Taisha Sturdevant” – produced by Carol Jackson

Long

A talk with homeless guests at the Paulist Center Supper Club – host Nobody

HOUR 10

7 – 8pm

Short

TBA

Long

“It’s Easy To Be Homeless When You Lose Your Home – Part One, Fighting Foreclosures,” guest host:

HOUR 11

8 – 9pm

Short

“Finding Hidden Hunger in America.” – produced by Catherine Stifter

Long

“It’s Easy To Be Homeless When You Lose Your Home – Part Two, Fighting Evictions” with City Life/Vida Urbana members at Our Savior Lutheran Church

HOUR 12

9 – 10pm

Short

Finding Hidden Homeless in India” – produced by Carol Jackson

Long

“We’re Here, We’re Queer, Now Where Can We Sleep?” LGBTQ homelessness.

HOUR 13

 10-11pm

Short

“Getting Through the Minnesota Winter – produced by James Gullickson

Long

“Ending Homelessness NOW” – Jacqui Pollack, who spent eight years homeless on the streets of Seattle; Rev. Liz Theoharis, co-chair Poor People’s Campaign & Mass. State Rep. Mike Connely.

Hour 14

11pm – midnight

Short

Homeless Poetry Three

Long

“What’s It Gonna Take?” – host – Nobody.  Guests, Paul Boden, Field Director Western Regional Advocacy Project, Morgan Brown

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