july, 2019

24jul4:00 pm5:00 pmReshaping Our Policies Toward the Homeless Radio ShowListen online at wmbr.org


Event Details

“Reshaping Our Policies Toward the Homeless” Hosts: Nobody & Linda Pinkow. Guests: Green Party Presidential Candidate Howie Hawkins (the only one of 21 invited candidates, including the incumbent, to accept), Director of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, Cheri Honkala and Pastor Dean Dodd of Church In The Park, Modesto, CA.

From the organizers:

21st Annual Homelessness Marathon Set to Air

The 21st Annual Homelessness Marathon will air from 10am to midnight Eastern time tomorrow, Wednesday, July 24th! Founded in 1998, the broadcast will be carried by about 40 non-commercial radio stations coast-to-coast. This year’s broadcast has been produced in conjunction with WMBR, the radio station of MIT.

Though there will be many highlights to this year’s broadcast, the biggest “highlight” may be one the audience will never hear – the voices of
presidential candidates. Twenty-one presidential candidates were invited to give their views on ending homelessness. These included many Democrats (all the leading ones), Green and Libertarian party members as well as the incumbent.

Only Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins accepted (he will appear during the 4-5pm hour), but the question isn’t where are the other candidates? The question is, where are their plans for ending homelessness?

Still, the Marathon will have many, many interesting guests (a schedule is attached). These will include Cambridge Mayor Marc McGovern; Cheri Honkala, head of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign; Mass. State Rep. Mike Connolly and Poor People’s Campaign co-chair Rev. Liz Theoharis.

In addition to all of the homeless and formerly homeless people who will be with us in the WMBR studio or on the phone, we will also be originating live from places where homeless people congregate. These will include the offices of Spare Change, the homeless paper of Cambridge; a Health Care Without Walls facility where homeless women are given free treatment; the Common Cathedral’s Common Arts program, where homeless artists, skilled and unskilled, are provided with materials and a place to work; and The Paulist Center Supper Club, which has been feeding people in need for fifty years!

The call in number for the broadcast will be 877-NOBODY-8 (877-662-6398).

We hope you’ll join us, because Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris and President Trump won’t!

Jeremy Weir Alderson
Director, Homelessness Marathon


(Wednesday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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