The 14th Annual Homelessness Marathon will air Feb 23-24. The marthon will be aired locally by WGDR in Plainfield and WVEW in Brattleboro. The Homelessness Marathon is an annual 14-hour radio broadcast featuring the voices and stories of homeless people from around the United States. The Homelessness Marathon features live call-ins all night long via a national toll-free number. WGDR: will air the programming at 7 p.m. Feb. 23rd to 9 a.m. Feb. 24th. To listen tune into 91.1 FM or online at http://www.wgdr.org. WGDR invites everyone to come down to the station during the marathon. We are a “listening station” where people can gather in solidarity around the issue of homelessness. The station is on the Campus of Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont. WGDR also plans to preempt their usual programing from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM on Wednesday, February 23rd for some related coverage with local content as advocates speak to the issue. Local advocate Morgan. W. Brown has been asked to speak on the issue during this session. Call Ruth Wilder at the station for more information about the special program, or if you want to participate. 802-322-1720 WVEW: will air the programming at 6 p.m. on Feb. 23 until 9 a.m. on Feb. 24. To listen tune into 107.7 FM or online at http://www.wvew.org. Preceding the Marathon, WVEW’s Dave Altstadt (DJ Casper, the host of White Light, White Heat, Sundays 2:30-4:30 p.m.) will lead a one-hour discussion with Paul Capcara, executive director of Morningside Shelter, and Melinda Bussino, executive director of the Brattleboro Area Drop-In Center. Listeners are encouraged to call in to share stories and ask questions at 802-246-6107. To contact Altstadt prior to the show, e-mail email@example.com.
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