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The Homelessness Marathon

The 18th Annual Homelessness Marathon aired from Washington D.C. February 17, 2016.


The Homelessness marathon is America's only national broadcast focusing on homelessness and poverty.



Listen to the 2016 show here



2016 SCHEDULE

times listed are EST
Each hour after the first begins with a short segment, a five-minute pre-recorded report, followed by a long 53-minute live segment. These short and long segments are marked on the broadcast schedule below. In addition to what is marked, we will be taking calls and recognizing speakers at our street mic throughout the broadcast.

HOUR 1
7pm
LONG: We'll open with Brian Carome, director, and Robert Warren, vendor, from Street Sense, the homeless paper of D.C. We'll initiate the first ever "Homeless Primary" by asking homeless people who they support for president, and then, joined by homeless advocate Eric Sheptock, we'll begin a Homeless Walk Around the White House talking with homeless people there.

HOUR 2
8pm
SHORT: The Doug Seegers Story – reported by Tasha Lemly

LONG: There's No "I" in" Team" and No "You" In Public Housing" Guest host: Parisa Norouzi of Empower DC.

HOUR 3
9pm
SHORT: Street Poetry

LONG: The Second Hour of our Homeless Walk Around the White House, plus, from Philadelphia, Cheri Honkala, Director of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign.

HOUR 4
10pm
SHORT: Finding A Home In Alaska – reported by Ann Hillman

LONG: You Don't Have To Be Crazy To Be Homeless, But It Helps: A look at Mental Illness and Homelessness. plus a shout-out from Brad Lancaster in Shoreline, Washington, who has a homeless encampment in his back yard. Guest host: Chantal James, WPFW.

HOUR 5
11pm
SHORT: Street Poetry

LONG: If It Don't Feel Good, Why's It Illegal? – The Criminalization of Homelessness. Eric Tars, National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty; Paul Boden, Western Regional Advocacy Project, Kristin Matthews, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. Then: A talk with Red, a San Diego homeless man arrested for sleeping in a donated tiny house. Guest host: Otis Maclay.

HOUR 6
12am
SHORT: Squatters in Venezuela – produced by Making Contact

LONG: The third hour of our Homeless Walk Around the White House.

HOUR 7
1am
SHORT: Street Poetry

LONG: Guests: JoJo Valdez, who was swept from her homeless encampment in Boise, Idaho and Jessica McCafferty of the ACLU; then a shout-out from Toby Nixon, a homeless man protesting for homeless rights in Santa Cruz. Guest host: Otis Maclay, Pacifica Radio.

HOUR 8
2am
SHORT: Profiles – Perry, Olive Oil and Junior by Tasha Lemly

LONG: The fourth hour of our Homeless Walk Around the White House plus a shout-out from Abbotsford, Canada, where they dumped chicken manure on a homeless encampment.

HOUR 9
3am
SHORT: Street Poetry

LONG: What Becomes of Homeless Youth? plus, Nick Dicenzo, who heads Cannabis Can, a charity that distributes marijuana to homeless people in Denver, Colorado. Guest host: Katea Stitt, WPFW.

HOUR 10
4am
SHORT: Working Homeless – reported by Anne Hillman

LONG: The fifth hour of our Homeless Walk Around the White House, plus a shout-out from Faygo, a homeless protester for homeless rights in Sacramento, California.

HOUR 11
5am
SHORT: Street Poetry

LONG: Formerly homeless street musician Doug Seegers, from Sweden, and low-cost housing developer Sean Canonie, from Florida. Guest host: Katea Stitt, program director, WPFW.

HOUR 12
6am
SHORT: Profile: Harley by Tasha Lemly

LONG: The sixth hour of our Homeless Walk Around the White House, plus a shout-out from Jared Stewart who, when we last spoke with him, had just been rousted from his homeless camp in New Orleans and was living under a bridge while awaiting back surgery.

HOUR 13
7am
SHORT: Street Poetry

LONG: Is Anyone Anywhere Solving Homelessness? We'll take a look at some of the models being tried. Guest host: Joni Eisenberg, WPFW.

HOUR 14
8am
SHORT: Homeless in Cape Cod – reported by Lucy Kang

LONG: The Homeless Walk Around the White House will come to an end at the White House, where housed and homeless people will gather, we'll announce the results of the "Homeless Primary," and everyone will sing the Star Spangled Banner.