Special Programming: Public Affairs on 02/23/11

Air date: 
Wed, 02/23/2011 - 4:00pm - Thu, 02/24/2011 - 6:00am
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The 14th Annual Homelessness Marathon

The 14th Annual Homelessness Marathon

The 14th Annual Homelessness Marathon will originate from Kansas City, MO, starting at 4 p.m., Pacific Time, on the evening of February 23, 2011, and ending at 6 a.m., Pacific, on the morning of February 24th. The hosts on the ground will be Care of Poor People, Inc. and Hope Faith Ministries.

The Marathon will originate from the Hope Faith site at 705 Virginia Ave. in KC. Our hosts on the air will be Kansas City's 100,000 watt community radio station, KKFI. The on-air host is "Nobody."

We are broadcasting the marathon live on KBOO-FM. We are also offering a streaming video option.

"If we really looked at who is homeless, I think we'd feel a lot of remorse for the way our country is treating its most disadvantaged people." - unidentified voice, official Kansas City, MO Task Force on Homelessness video.

The entire broadcast will be televised by Free Speech Television, which has channel 9415 on the Dish Network and channel 348 on DirecTV. FSTV's video will also appear on the web at http://www.freespeech.org and on the Marathon's own website at http://www.homelessnessmarathon.org.

14th Annual Homelessness Marathon -- Broadcast Schedule

The Homelessness Marathon is primarily composed of short, pre-recorded reports and longer live discussions. All hours will include calls as well as comments from homeless people at the microphone in Kansas City, MO.  All times are Pacific.

Hour 1
4–5 p.m.

 

Welcome from host “Nobody.” Then a panel of homeless families currently residing at Restart.

Hour 2
5–6 p.m.

Short

"Winter Shelter" -- Andrew Olanoff

Long

Homelessness in KC. Kar Woo, of Kansas City Artists Helping the Homeless, Staci Pratt, homeless liaison for the Kansas City, KS public schools.

Hour 3
6–7 p.m.

Short

“How Did Homelessness Become A Crime” by Sam Lewis

Long

What Makes Homeless People Die? Co-Hosts: Dr. Jan Gurly who made a study of homeless mortality and Dr. Sharon Lee, director of Family Health Clinic in Kansas City, Kansas.

Hour 4
7–8 p.m.

Short

“San Francisco Bans Sitting And Lying On the Sidewalk” by Andrew Stelzer

Long

What Should Kansas City Do? Co-Host: George Harris, PhD, vice-chair Kansas City Task Force on Homelessness

Hour 5
8–9 p.m.

Short

“Wait For Section Eight” by Ryan Dawes

Long

“It’s Not All About The Money”  Co-Hosts, Desiree Monize, executive director of Hope Faith Ministries and Richard Tripp, executive director of COPP, Inc. During this hour, Richard Tripp will announce the recipients of the First Annual COPP Compassion Awards.

Hour 6
9–10 p.m.

Short

“Street Shrink” by Erika Breas

Long

What Is Mental Health and How Do We get It?” Co-hosts: Corinna West, creative director, Wellness Wordworks, Lauren Moyer, special projects director for ReDiscover.

Hour 7
10–11 p.m.

Short

“Artists Help Homeless Men” by David Weinberg

Long

“Random Guest Hour I” Guests to include Mark Horvath, founder of InvisiblePeople.TV and Paul Boden, director Western Regional Advocacy Project and Mike Rhodes, editor Community Alliance newspaper of Fresno. Guest hosts: Jeff Humfeld and Mike Murphy of KKFI.

Hour 8
11p.m.–12 Midnight

Short

“Teen Homelessness” by Eric Stearly

Long

“Homeless Teens: What’s There For Them On The Streets?” Guests: A panel of teen residents of KC’s “Synergy Services”

Hour 9
12 Midnight–1 a.m.

Short

Street Poetry

Long

“Foreclosure and How To Fight It” Guest Host: Cheri Honkala, director Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign

Hour 10
1–2 a.m.

Short

“It Could Happen To Anyone, Even My Dad” by Iris SanGiovanni

Long

“Random Guest Hour II” Segments will include a check-in with the Canadian Homelessness Marathon. Guest Host: Cheri Honkala.

Hour 11
2–3 a.m.

Short

“Homeless Street Paper” – Adam Kampe

Long

“International Hour” Guest: Ann Johnson, program officer with the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare.

Hour 12
3-4 a.m.

Short

“Searching Abandoned Buildings of New Orleans” – David Weinberg

Long

First: “Aftermath” Joanne Hughes of the Louisiana Coastal Heritage Society on poverty after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Then: Segment TBA

Hour 13
4–5 a.m.

Short

“Street Poetry”

Long

Open Mic Hour. Guest Host: Roger B. who is currently homeless. With special guests from KC’s Grand Ave. Temple and also Greg Staffa, a homeless man who helps the homeless.

Hour 14
5–6 a.m.

Short

“Real Voices of the Homeless” by Claudia Clegg

Long

“What Does It Cost?” A representatives of Dignity Village, Portland, Oregon’s legal homeless encampment; an official with Santa Barbara’s “Safe Parking” program, and the manufacturers of pre-fabricated domes talk about the cost of sheltering homeless people using their models.

 

 

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