Homeless Rights HoeDown! Marathon and Speak Out Tuesday the 12th, HUFF and Juneteenth Wednesday the 13th, Bust the Bathroom Barricade Thursday the 14th !

From 9 AM to 9 PM on Tuesday June 12th, Free Radio Santa Cruz will broadcast the 20th Annual Homelessness Marathon.  Schedule is reprinted below.  Call-in to the nationwide broadcast at 866-LEFT-OUT (866-533-8688).  Tune in to 101.3 FM or listen on line at freakradio.org.

At 5:30 PM at City Hall, speakers will demand reopening of the Louden Nelson Center and San Lorenzo Bathrooms at City Council’s “Two Minutes Only!” Oral Communications period.  Show Up and Speak Up !

On Wednesday, June 13th, HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) meets at 11 AM-1 PM at the Sub Rosa Cafe to support Thursday’s “Stop the Bathroom Busts!” protest.

On Wednesday June 13th, the annual Juneteenth celebration will be held at Louden Nelson Park noon-5 PM, hopefully with bathrooms open.  See https://www.facebook.com/SantaCruzJuneteenth for more information.

On Thursday June 14th, Conscience in Action, Food Not Bombs, HUFF, and other activists will gather at noon in front of the Parks and Recreation Department to begin the first in a series of actions to restore basic rights and dignity to those outside and decency to the broader community.  Poster at https://www.facebook.com/events/221444365117802/ .    For more homeless updates go to  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/11/18815617.php .

SCHEDULE OF THE Tuesday June 12th MARATHON (all times Pacific Daylight Time)

Hour 1 – 9 a.m.- 1- a.m. . – Live from the Poor People’s March on Washington. Guest Host, Rev. Bruce Wright.

Hour 2 – 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Paul Boden, field director for the Western Regional Advocacy Project on the “Right To Rest” and “Housekeys Not Handcuffs” movements; Amanda Brown-Hunter, head of an Amarillo homeless camp that is in hiding,

Hour 3* – 11:00 – noon – “Homelessness, Housing and Human Rights in DC” – Guest Host, Parissa Nourouzi

Hour 4 – noon – 1:00 p.m.- TBA

Hour 5* – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – “Homelessness and the Indigenous Peoples of North America.” Guest Host, Derrick Toledo

Hour 6 – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Helena Liikanen-Renger, Press Counselor for the Embassy of Finland will discuss how it happens that Finland is housing all of its rough sleepers, while the rest of Europe is in a homelessness crisis.

Hour 7* – 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – “We Got The Power: Lessons in the Fight Against Poverty for Women and Girls” – Guest Host, Carmen Berkley

Hour 8 – 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Attorney Jason Flores, who is suing Denver on behalf of the homeless. Then journalist and activist Mike Rhodes with an update on homelessness in Fresno.

Hour 9 – 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – A conversation with Bill Higgins, a former submarine officer who became homeless (right before Trump took office, he told us how happy he was that Ben Carson was to be HUD Secretary, but that’s not what he says today). Then, attorney Judith Berkan, will speak from Puerto Rico on hurricane recovery.

Hour 10* – 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Homeless Faculty and Students in Higher Education. Guest hosts, Corrine Ruff and Shalina Chatlani.

Hour 11 – 7:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. – Kent Anderson, Chief High Risk Services Officer, Waikiki Health, will report some facts on just how young kids there are when they become homeless and what happens to them. Then a look at homelessness in Portland, ME.

Hour 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – “A DC Street Poet, His Reflections and His Lawsuit.” Then Richard Tripp’s Taxi to Heaven, a memorial for homeless advocates who have died since our last broadcast, Richard Tripp among them.

*=Produced by station WPFW, with our thanks.

Today! 6-10-18 9:30 AM-3 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Updates Galore: Picador Peter Marin of Santa Barbara, Spitfire Abbi Samuels, Whip ‘em Into Shape Wes White of Salinas, and Big Drum Brent Adams–plus yet another Flashback to 3-1-96

Streams at freakradio.org and broadcasts at 101.3 FM

CURRENT STUFF
  • Part 2 of Picador Peter Marin’s Defense of RV Dwellers in Santa Barbara
  • Testimony from the Successful Slam Down of the Salinas RV Ban
  • Varied Voices from Food Not Bombs Corner
  • Storage On Wheels Program Begins at Last–Brent and Nick Give Us the Latest
  • Reviewing the Wreckage–Activist Abbi Samuels Reflects on Her Appeal of the City’s Freedom Sleeper Crackdown
FLASHBACK SHOW FROM MARCH 1, 1996 (partial)

  • Ancient Voices at Oral Communications in February 1996
  • Bathrobespierre on River St. Refugee Aftermath and Planned City Hall Protests
  • Back-from-Bureaucracy Bob Campell on the Citizens Committee’s “Page Smith Community House” Controversy

This show archives June 11, 2018 at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

Leave your comments and questions at 831-423-4833.  

Tonight 6-7-18 at 6 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides on Free Radio Santa Cruz at 101.3 FM, Wes White on RV Dweller Victory in Salinas; Peter Marin on RV Struggle in Santa Barbara

Plus short bits from Munchers at the Red Church (reopened last Monday) and other street voices including Shameless Cherie and Standfast Susan.

Free Radio, as usual, streams at freakradio.org.  The show archives under Lost Shows on the HUFF website at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html.   Look for Latest Show – 6/07/2018  Thursday, June 7, 2018 – Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides.
8:30 AM Friday June 8th Court support for Red Church and Sidewalk Singer Lee attempting to disentangle himself jail being held pending bail.  701 Ocean St.  Look for Supportmeister Mama Val outside the Courthouse

11 AM Friday June 8th Restore Restroom Rights at the Louden Nelson–Direct action planning session Sub Rosa 703 Pacific.

Today! 6-3-18 9:30 AM-3 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Amber of Berkeley, Wes White of Salinas, Joyful Heart of Santa Cruz, and Bathrobespierre Robert + Flashback to 4-24-05 Torture at Tent University

Streams at freakradio.org and broadcasts at 101.3 FM

CURRENT STUFF
  • Amber’s Update from Berkeley on RV’s Circling the Wagons in Their New Survival Space
  • Snips and Songs from Downtown Santa Cruz
  • “Whip ‘Em Into Shape” Wes White Reports from Salinas and Sacramento
  • The latest from the Riverstreet Campground from Joyful Heart the Smiling Swami
FLASHBACK SHOW FROM APRIL 24, 2005

http://www.huffsantacruz.org/StreetSpiritSantaCruz/229.Nonviolent%20Students(cont.1)=5-2005.pdf

This show archives June 4, 2018 at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

Leave your comments and questions at 831-423-4833

Tonight 5-31-18 at 6 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides on Free Radio Santa Cruz at 101.3 FM, Flashback on Surviving Psychiatry from September 8, 2005


The Flashback features a lengthy interview with Jeffrey Lustman, an attorney from southern California about his struggle with institutional psychiatry including numerous call-in’s (in the days when Free Radio had a studio and a call-in line!)

Hear the full original flashback at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb050908.mp3 .

Free Radio, as usual, streams at freakradio.org.  The show archives under Lost Shows on the HUFF website at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html.   Look for Latest Show – 5/24/2018  Thursday, May 31, 2018 – Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides.  

5-27-18 9:30 AM-3 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides RV’s Under Attack in Berkeley–Interview with Bayside Amber, Hot Times with HUFFsters, and a Flashback to 3-1-2012

Streams at freakradio.org and broadcasts at 101.3 FM

CURRENT STUFF
  • Bayside Amber of Berkeley’s Report on the Monday Deadline for RV Eviction
  • Snips and Songs from Downtown Santa Cruz
  • Sarah Leonard and other MHCANsters Ask for Restoration of MHCAN’s Services
  • A Phone Round-About with Windstrong West White and the HUFFsters
FLASHBACK SHOW FROM MARCH 1, 2012

  • UCSC Protest Against State Cuts Backed by Occupy Santa Cruz
  • 2-24-12 Interview with Former Mayor Katherine Beiers and her Felonious Frolic at the 75 River St. Occupation in 2011
  • Lighthouse Linda Lemaster, Beggarbacker Becky Johnson, and Scope-It-Out Scott Graham Weigh In on the Beiers Back-and-Forth

This show archives May 27, 2018 at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

Leave your comments and questions at 831-423-4833.  

Tonight 5-24-18 at 6 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides on Free Radio Santa Cruz at 101.3 FM, Storage for Those Outside in June? Ask Brent Adams; Project (Homeless) Connect Interviews, SF Chroni Interviews Doc Coffin on the SF Opiod Crisis

Tonight’s Show(6-8 PM) Includes:  Chats with Folks in Line at Wednesday’s Santa Cruz Project (Homeless) Connect, “Big Drum” Brent Adams on the Prospects of his Summer Storage Program, and Dr. Phillip Coffin discusses the Opioid Crisis in S.F. in a Chronicle podcast with Heather Knight

Coffin’s full interview is also available on line at https://projects.sfchronicle.com/tools/podcasts/?show=onsanfrancisco&id=d5262ea47ce6c2913ddaffa6bb9f0c15 .

Free Radio, as usual, streams at freakradio.org.  The show archives under Lost Shows on the HUFF website at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html.   Look for Latest Show – 5/24/2018  Thursday, May 24, 2018 – Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides.  

5-20-18 9:30 AM-3 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Silva Special! The rest of the Silva Memorials on 5-12 and 5-20, Contentious Updates from “Silver Tongued” Steve Pleich and “Big Drum” Brent Adams, and a Final Community TV Memory of David Silva

Streams at freakradio.org and broadcasts at 101.3 FM

SHOWTIME NUGGETS TODAY
  • Part 2 of the 5-12 Sub Rosa Silva Memorial
  • Brent Adams Delayed But Hopefully Not Dormant Homeless Storage Program
  • Silva Wakesters Plot an Organizing Coalition for Wednesday 11 AM 5-23 at the Sub Rosa
  • “Weather the Worst” Wes White of Salinas Reports on the D.C. Poor People’s Campaign and Salinas Doings
  • “Push Back” Pat Colby Cross-Examined by Bathrobespierre Robert Norse on a Sidewalk Sufferer near Safeway
  • Sweet Talkin’ Steve Pleich Updates Latest ACLU DoDoings on Homeless Issues at the “No Bathrooms for the Homeless” Louden Nelson Center meeting
  • Marco from Downtown Street Team and the River Street “Boneyard” Campground Reports In
  • Carolina on Life at the Paul Lee Loft (Homeless [Lack-of] Services Center)
  • March 1999 Community TV Exchange on City Council’s Sleeping Ban Sell-Out with David Silva Confronting Chris Krohn on Becky Johnson’s Club Cruz show
  • Plenty of other voices
UPCOMING EVENTS:
  • 8 AM Santa Cruz County Courthouse at 701 Ocean St. Justice for Jeremy Saunders–2nd year UCSC student charged with a felony assault on a police officer after he was peacefully crossing the street among many other students during the AFSCME Strike on May 7th.  https://www.facebook.com/events/847008852166117/
  • City Council ducks the issues again with nothing new on its 2:30 PM afternoon session re: the June 30th closing of the River Street (Barbed Wire) Campground (Agenda Item #12) and no action from “Sidestepping” Sandy Brown on the promised Silva Memorial Day, and the silence of betrayal on police and staff anti-homeless antics.
  • 11 AM Wednesday 5-23 Silva Survivors may meet at the Sub Rosa Cafe to plan a broader activist Coalition around local human rights issues.

This show archives May 21, 2018 at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

Leave your comments and questions at 831-423-4833.  

Tonight 5-17-18 at 6 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides on Free Radio Santa Cruz at 101.3 FM, Victorious Alexander from San Jose, Wes White from Salinas, & the Silva Memorial from Santa Cruz, Part 1

 Tonight’s Show(6-8 PM) Includes:  Victorious Alexander’s Challenging San Jose Authorities, Wes White at Take Back Santa Cruz’s Town Clock Rally, and Part One of the David Silva Memorial from 5-12.

Free Radio, as usual, streams at freakradio.org.  The show archives under Lost Shows on the HUFF website at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html.   Look for Latest Show – 5/17/2018  Thursday, May 17, 2018 – Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides.  

5-13-18 9:30 AM-3 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Flashback Jamboree! A 20-year journey through three March shows: March 30, 1997, March 22, 2007, and March 23, 2017

Streams at freakradio.org and broadcasts at 101.3 FM

Technical difficulties prevent an airing of the 5-12-18 David Silva memorial.  That will hopefully air next Thursday or Sunday.  Reminder:  the Food-Not-Bombs streetside portion of the Silva memorial will be 4-6 PM next Saturday (5-19) at Resistance Corner (next to the main Post Office).  Silva’s 90′s critique of the Santa Cruz City Council is 13 minutes into this show.
The 3-30-97 Show portion will include: Julia Vinograd’s earlier poetry….Smoking Sylver and Kippy complain of cop crankies; oldtimers Paddy Long and Elizabeth Gipps & Norse on the Sleepcrime Chaingang Lockdown Case…13 to 37 minutes is the Silva report…Beggarbacker Becky and Lighthouse Linda on Crapmaster Kennedy…Jim on Street Spirit Vendor harassment…Officer Evelith at Friendship Corner…San Jose Community Homeless Alliance report from Sandy Perry…  
Associated story: See http://www.huffsantacruz.org/StreetSpiritSantaCruz/StreetSpirit-main.html#1997  Sleepcrime Defendants Are Vindicated Parts 1-4.

The entire 3-22-07 Show includes an examination of Homeless (Lack of ) Service Center’s Exec Director Ken Cole Talks to Downtown Neighbors….Becky Johnson’s Memorial for Chris Brozda…Street Interviews aplenty… 

2007  Associated Stories:

Brownies Against Bigotry: Stroll and Speak to the “Santa Cruz Nay-bors”   

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/03/19/18379351.php 

Povertycrat and Police Spin  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/03/19/18379351.php?show_comments=1#18380524

A segment of the March 23, 2017 includes Keith McHenry versus Post Office Worker on the Forbidden Fence there, lots of chatter from Bathrobespierre Robert, and some (sort of) surprises…

To hear the entire 3-23-17 show, go to http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb170323.mp3 .  The original earlier shows (or what remains of them) can be heard at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb070322.mp3 and at http://huffsantacruz.org/lost/F%20BB%203-30-97%201.mp3 .

This show archives May 14, 2018 at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

Leave your comments and questions at 831-423-4833.