Monday, February 14, 2005

Homelessness Marathon

This is the final broadcast schedule for the Homelessness Marathon, which begins its broadcast today (Monday), at 7pm eastern. A list of stations carrying the broadcast as well as a link to the Marathon's webcast can be found here.

Each hour of the Marathon after the first begins with a short five-minute pre-recorded segment followed by a longer live segment. All times are EST.

7pm - 8pm Welcome. Then, "Why Are There So Many Of Us On The Streets? a panel of homeless single women.

8pm - 9pm SHORT: "The Causes of Homelessness Part 1."LONG: Remote from Portland, ME, "Housed Teens Talk With Homeless Teens." Then Open Mic Time with co-hosts Israel Bayer of Street Roots and Indio of Street News.

9pm - 10pm SHORT: "The Causes of Homelessness Part 2." LONG: "Who Profits From Poverty?" Co-host: Frances Fox Piven, author of"The Breaking of the American Social Compact" and, most recently, "The War At Home: The Domestic Costs of Bush's Militarism," and housing activist Frank Morales.

10pm - 11pm SHORT: "Homelessness In Literature." LONG: "Homelessness in New Haven" - Co-Hosts: Alison Cunningham, executive director of Columbus House, and Bonita Grubbs, director, Christian Community Action.

11pm - Mid. SHORT: "What Happened to Federal Housing Funds?" Guest, Sheila Crowley, president National Low Income Housing Coalition. LONG: "How I Spent My Summer Vacation," recent Green Party VP candidate, Pat Lamarche, talks with homeless people she met during the campaign.

Mid. - 1am SHORT: "Global Homelessness." Guest, Medea Benjamin, director "Global Exchange." LONG: Remote from KUNM, Albuquerque, NM. "We're Here, We're Queer, We're On The Streets -- Don't Get Used To It."

1am - 2am SHORT: "Street Poetry" LONG: "Hangin' In Homelesstown: The Daily Lives of Our Most Vulnerable Citizens. Guest host: Kerry Seed.

2am - 3am SHORT: "Hurricanes and Homelessness," Guest: Ginger Ferguson, director Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless of Brevard County (Florida). LONG: Open Mic Hour.

3am - 4am SHORT: "Schooling Homeless Children." LONG: "Media, Menace and Mendacity." Co-hosts: Chance Martin, editor of San Francisco's "Street Sheet" and Tom Boland, Founder of Homeless People's Network.

4am - 5am SHORT: "Fresno vs. Freedom." Guest: independent journalist Mike Rhodes. LONG" "Green Spaces As Safe Spaces," a simulcast with the Canadian Homelessness Marathon.

5am - 6am SHORT: "Rising from the Ashes" LONG: "Homelessness Abroad." Co-hosts, Inger Koch Nielsen, Danish representative to FEANTSA (European Federation of Organizations Working With the Homeless) and Cheri Hankala, executive director, Kensington Welfare Rights Union (just returned from the World Social Forum).

6am - 7am SHORT: Street Poetry LONG: "No Global Warming In Washington: Why Homeless People Are Out In The Cold." Co-Hosts: Brad Paul, Director National Policy and Advocacy Council on Homelessness and Tom Gomez, co-founder Mayday DC.

7am - 8am SHORT: "Homeless News #1" LONG: "Homelessness By The Numbers." Co-Hosts: Dennis Culhane, Professor of Social Welfare Policy, University of Pennsylvania and Dona Anderson, director, Institute for Children and Poverty.

8am - 9am SHORT: "Homeless News #2" LONG: "Aren't We the Truly Needy?" a panel of disabled homeless people.


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