Homelessness Marathon: an unofficial Olympic event

0 Posted by - February 22, 2010 - Blog, Sound

Take a break from Olympic recaps on CTV Tuesday night and tune your radio to 90.1 CJSF (in the Vancouver area) or listen online at CJSF Campus/Community Radio, based out of Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC, and Vancouver musician Adaline will be speaking with local artists who have been affected by homelessness as part of the International Homelessness Marathon / Canadian Homelessness Marathon. Those in the area can come to a live studio braodcast at the W2 Culture and Media House at 112 W Hastings from 8–10pm.

Running through the night, this 14-hour marathon is a collaboration of national community and campus radio programming featuring the voices and stories of homeless people in the United States and Canada.

The Homelessness Marathon was started in 1998 by Jeremy Weir Alderson, host of “The Nobody Show” which was then broadcast weekly on WEOS in Geneva, NY, as a result of the heartsickness he was feeling at the huge homelessness problem in New York City.

The Marathon took up force in Canada after being adopted by McGill University’s CKUT radio in 2004.

Photo by Rob Maguire.

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