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The Homelessness Marathon

America's only national broadcast focusing on
homelessness and poverty

The 21st Homelessness Marathon live broadcast took place on July 24, 2019 from 10 A.M. to midnight, originating at WMBR in Cambridge, Massachusetts. You can listen to the archived broadcast at archive.org.

The broadcast booth at the 20th Homelessness Marathon in Washington, DC in 2018.

The Homelessness Marathon is a unique radio program that gives homeless people and their allies a chance to speak with the nation about their experiences. Broadcasting from a different city each year, the Marathon features live reports, interviews with advocates and experts, and calls from listeners all over the country. Each hour of the program focuses on a different aspect of the problem, from youth to veterans, and from evictions to shelters.

Interviewing homeless people in Washington, DC Metro
The Homelessness Marathon goes underground
to talk with some of the forgotten people of Washington, DC
.
Above all, the program centers the voices of homeless people talking about their real circumstances, obstacles, and potential solutions.

The goal is to create a dialogue on poverty, its causes and effects, and ideas for solving the homelessness crisis. The program goes beyond just talking about homelessness. instead, it focuses on hearing and learning from the lived experiences of homeless people around the nation... ideas and voices that are completely missing from current political discourse.

Outside the 16th Homelessness Marathon, which took place at the First Baptist Church of
Brattleboro,Vermont in February 2014.