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The Homelessness Marathon

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The next live broadcast will take place on Tuesday June 12th from noon to midnight in conjunction with The Poor People's March in Washington DC.


times listed are EST
We will be taking calls throughout the broadcast.

Hour 1 - Noon – 1:00 p.m. - Live from the Poor People’s March on Washington. Guest Host, Rev. Bruce Wright.

Hour 2 - 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Paul Boden, field director for the Western Regional Advocacy Project will update us on the “Right To Rest” and “Housekeys Not Handcuffs” movements. Then Amanda Brown-Hunter, head of an Amarillo, Texas homeless camp threatened with eviction. Co-Hosts, Megan Hustings, Interim Director and Penny Calan, speaker advocate,, National Coalition for the Homeless.

Hour 3* – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – “Homelessness, Housing and Human Rights in DC” – Guest Host, Parissa Nourouzi

Hour 4 – 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.- An Open Mic Forum on the question: “Does the government have the right to sweep homeless camps?” Then an update on homelessness in Portland, ME. Co-Host: Cheri Honkala, founder of Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign and Marathon board member

Hour 5* – 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – “Homelessness and the Indigenous Peoples of North America.” Guest Host, Derrick Toledo

Hour 6 – 5:00 – 6:00 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. Then we'll speak with Tiffany McCoy of Real Change News, who'll explain to us why she's part of a demonstration outside the HQ.

Hour 7* – 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – “We Got The Power: Lessons in the Fight Against Poverty for Women and Girls” – Guest Host, Carmen Berkley

Hour 8 – 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Attorney Jason Flores, who is suing Denver on behalf of the homeless. Then journalist Mike Rhodes with an update on homelessness in Fresno. Co-Host, formerly homeless “Street Sense” vendor and advocate, Angie Whitehurst.

Hour 9 – 8:00 – 9:00 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* – 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Homeless Faculty and Students in Higher Education. Guest Hosts, Corrine Ruff and Shalina Chatlani.

Hour 11 – 10-11 p.m. – Kent Anderson, Chief High Risk Services Officer, Waikiki Health, will report some facts about the age at which unaccompanied minors become homeless there and what happens to them. Then, attorney Justin Dreschler and his homeless client Emory Ellis, who was arrested and spent three months in jail without ever committing or being charged with a crime after he ordered a hamburger in a fast food restaurant.

Hour 12 – 11:00 – Midnight – “Richard Tripp’s Taxi to Heaven,” a memorial for homeless advocates who have died since our last broadcast, Richard Tripp among them. Then Karina O’Malley, coordinator of the Lake Washington United Methodist Church Safe Parking Program in Kirkland, Washington, which serves homeless women and children living in their cars. We'll hear, too, from one of the women participating in the program. Then, “A DC Street Poet, His Reflections and His Lawsuit,” followed by close of broadcast.

*=Produced by our host station, WPFW, with our thanks.