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The 17th Homelessness Marathon


Tuesday, February 17th, 2015. Fourteen hours broadcasting from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 a.m. ET, Wednesday, February 18th from Sarasota, FL.


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The Truth About Homelessness

These facts are not part of the national dialog about homelessness (such as it is).


* Other countries take different approaches to homelessness than we do, and some do a much, much better job of preventing it than we do. They do things like keep families in their homes, even if the state has to pay the rent for a long time, because they know that the financial and social toll of homelessness would be far greater.

* For many years now, official homelessness policy in the United States has revolved around encouraging a plethora of local initiatives usually called something like "A Ten Year Plan To End Homelessness." What has been missing from all of these ten-year plans is a date on which, according to the plan, homelessness would actually end. The plans were never more than public relations gimmicks, they have massively failed, and they do not represent a serious attempt to resolve the homelessness crisis.

* Recently, unofficial homelessness policy across the United States has been to criminalize homelessness, like something out of Dickens' time. Homeless people are routinely rousted, arrested and driven from their encampments, which, for many of them (especially women), represent their only place of safety. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development does not withhold funds from communities that treat homeless people badly. HUD simply doesn't care.

* Before the 2007 financial crash, there was one (still unrecognized) group of people sounding the alarm. Homeless advocates tried to warn people that our modern crisis of homelessness was not caused by people gone bad, but by a system gone bad, and that this malfunctioning system would attack more than the poorest of the poor. Sure enough, the global economy nearly collapsed, because of a burst bubble in (not-coincidentally) the U.S. housing market. The message from homeless advocates is still the same: widespread homelessness is a symptom of a cruel economy tricked up to help only the rich.


The 16th Homelessness Marathon is available for rebroadcast

Hour One: Click here
Hour Two: Click here
Hour Three: Click here
Hour Four: Click here
Hour Five: Click here
Hour Six: Click here


Where to listen

2014


TELEVISION LISTINGS: 

All six hours of the Marathon will be on the FSTV website, (Free Speech Television) (http://www.freespeech.org)

The last five hours of the Marathon will also be on FSTV's satellite channels; channel 9415 on Dish Netowrk and channel 348 on DirecTV

Brattleboro Community Television(http://www.brattleborotv.org/)
Cambridge Community Television(http://www.cctvcambridge.org/)


RADIO LISTINGS: 

ALASKA

ARIZONA
Hotavilla, KUYI, 88.1 FM (http://www.kuyi.net)
Whiteriver, KNNB, 88.1, http://www.nv1.org/knnb.html

ARKANSAS

CALIFORNIA
Chico, KZFR, 90.1 FM (http://www.kzfr.org)
Davis, KDRT, 95.7 FM (http://www.kdrt.org)
Fresno, 88.1 FM, KFCF (http://www.kfcf.org)
Garberville, KMUD, 91.1 FM (http://www.kmud.org)
Garberville, 89.7 FM, KHSU Translator (http://www.khsu.org)
Lakeport, KPFZ, 88.1 FM (http://www.kpfz.org)
Nevada City, KVMR, 89.5 FM (http://www.kvmr.org)
Riverside, KUCR, 88.3 FM (http://www.kucr.org)
San Francisco, KPOO, 89.5 FM (http://www.kpoo.org)
Santa Barbara, KCSB, 91.9, http://www.kcsb.org
Santa Cruz, KUSP, 88.9 FM (http://www.kusp.org)
Shelter Cove, 99.5 FM (KMUD translator) (http://www.kmud.org)
Salida, KQRP-LP, 106.1, (http://www.valleymedia.org)

COLORADO
Boulder, KGGU-FM, 88.5 FM, (rebroadcast)(http://kgnu.org)
Denver, KGNU-AM, 1390 AM, (rebroadcast)(http://kgnu.org)
Carbondale, KDNK, 88.1 FM (http://www.kdnk.org)

CONNECTICUT
Bridgeport - WPKN, 89.5 FM (http://www.wapj.com)
Torrington - WAPJ, 89.9 & 105.1 FM (http://www.wpkn.org)

DELAWARE

FLORIDA
Sarasota, WSLR-LP, 96.5 FM (http://www.wslr.org)

GEORGIA
Atlanta, WRFG, 89.3 FM (http://www.wrfg.org)

IDAHO

ILLINOIS
Champaign, WEFT, 90.1 FM, (http://www.weft.org)
Chicago, WZRD, 88.3 FM, (http://www.wzrdchicago.org)
Macomb, WTND-LP, 106.3 FM, (http://www.wtnd.org)
Springfield, WQNA, 88.3 FM, (http://www.wqna.org)

INDIANA
Bloomington, WFHB, 91.3 & 98.1 FM (http://www.wfhb.org)
Ellettsville, WFHB (translator), 106.3 FM
Nashville, WFHB (translator), 100.7 FM

KANSAS

KENTUCKY

LOUISIANA

MAINE
Blue Hill Falls, WERU, 89.9 FM, (http://weru.org)
Portland, WMPG, 90.9 & 104.1 FM (http://www.wmpg.org)

MASSACHUSETTS
Cambridge, WMBR, 88.1 FM (http://www.wmbr.mit.edu/)
Greenfield, WMCB-LP, 107.9 (http://www.wmcb.net/)
North Hampton, WXOJ, 103.3 FM (http://www.valleyfreeradio.org)

MICHIGAN
Dearborn, WHFR, 89.3 FM, (http://whfr.hfcc.net)
Detroit, WLUV, 103.3 FM, (http://http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wluv103/)
Lansing, WLNZ, 89.7FM, http://www.lcc.edu/radio/

MINNESOTA
Austin, KMSK, 91.3.7 FM (http://www.mnsu.edu/kmsufm/)
Duluth, KUMD, 103.3 FM (http://kumd.org)
Mankato, KMSU, 89.7 FM (http://www.mnsu.edu/kmsufm/)
St Cloud, KVSC, 88.1 FM (http://www.kvsc.org/)

MISSISSIPPI
Bay St. Louis, WQRZ, 103.5 FM, (http://www.wqrz.org/mambo)

MISSOURI
Cabool, KZGM, 88.1 FM (http://kz88.org)
Kansas City, KKFI, 90.1, (http://kkfi.org)

MONTANA

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Portsmouth, WSCA, 106. (http://www.portsmouthcommunityradio.org)

NEW MEXICO
Albequerque, KUNM, 89.9 FM (http://www.kunm.org)

NEW YORK
Cazenovia, WITC, 88.9 FM,
Ithaca, WRFI, 88.1 FM, (http://wrfi.org)
Jeffersonville, WJFF, 90.5 & 94.5 FM, (http://wjffradio.org)

NORTH CAROLINA


NORTH DAKOTA

OHIO

OKLAHOMA

OREGON
Astoria, KMUN, 91.9 FM, http://www.kmun.org)
Corvalis (KBOO Translator), 100.7 FM
Hood River, (KBOO Translator), 91.9 FM
Portland, KBOO, 90.7 FM, (http://kboo.fm)
Tillamook, KBOO, 89.5 FM, (http://http://coastradio.org/ktcb.html)
Warrenton, KTCB, 90.9 FM, (http://coastradio.org/kcpb.html‎)

PENNSYLVANIA

RHODE ISLAND

TENNESEE
Nashville, WFSK, 88.1 FM
Nashville, WRFN, 107.1 FM (http://www.radiofreenashville.org)

TEXAS
Austin, KAZI, 88.7, rebroadcast, (http://www.kazifm.org)
College Station, KEOS, 89.1, rebroadcast, (http://www.keos.org)
San Antonio, KSTX, 89.1, rebroadcast, (http://www.kstx.org)

UTAH
Moab, KZMU, 90.1 & 106.7 (http://www.kzmu.org)

VERMONT
Bellows Falls, WOOL, 100.1 FM or 91.5 FM (http://www.wool.fm)
Brattleboro, WVEW, 107.7 FM (http://www.wvew.org)
Plainfield, WGDR, 91.1 FM (http://www.wgdr.org)
Warren, WMRW,95.1 FM (http://www.wmrw.org)

WASHINGTON
Bellevue, KBCS, 91.3 FM, http://www.kbcs.fm)
Olympia, KAOS, WA, 89.3 FM (http://www.kaosradio.org)
Spokane, KSFC, 91.9 FM (http://www.kpbx.org)

WEST VIRGINIA

WISCONSIN
Eau Claire, WIEC, 102.7 FM, http://www.wiecradio.org
Madison, WORT, 89.9 FM (http://www.wortfm.org)


INTERNET
The Detour (http://www.http://thedetour.us/talk






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