Tuesday, February 19, 2008

11th Annual Homeless Marathon on KBOO tomorrow

The 11th annual Homelessness Marathon from Nashville, TN starts tomorrow and will be aired on KBOO (90.7) starting at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.

You can also listen live on-line at
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  • The Homelessness Marathon is the world's leading broadcast focusing on homelessness and poverty. Last year's broadcast from Fresno, California aired on more than 120 radio stations coast-to-coast with another 30 or so stations across Canada.

    "This year, we picked Nashville," explains the Homelessness Marathon's director, Jeremy Weir Alderson, "partly because it is a city at the crossroads in terms of its treatment of homeless people, and in this respect, it is like many other cities across the United States."

    Call in numbers are 1-877-NOBODY-8 (877-662-6398) for anyone, and 1-866-LEFT-OUT (866-533-8688) is a special number to give an extra for people who are homeless, formerly homeless or afraid they're about to become homeless.

    Here's the schedule: (all times are eastern standard)

    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 Militarism."

    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 of Finland.

    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 Project.

    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 vets.


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