Tuesday, February 19, 2008
VT Blogger on Homeless Marathon
Vermont blogophiles will guess that the headline refers to Morgan Brown of Norsehorse's Home Turf.
Morgan is an activist, a blogger and a fearless communicator. I've lost count of the number of times he's emailed to alert me to a new Vermont blog, or an important news story.
On Wednesday, Morgan will be taking part in the national Homeless Marathon:
WHAT IS THE HOMELESSNESS MARATHON?
It is a 14 hour radio broadcast featuring the voices and stories of homeless people from around the U.S. The Homelessness Marathon features live call-ins all night long via a national toll-free number. The Homelessness Marathon is available for free to all non-commercial stations.
Morgan sent me this message via Facebook:
WGDR 91.1 FM in Plainfield, VT will be airing the 11th annual homelessness marathon from 8PM to 1AM and I will be in the WDGR studio from 9PM to 1AM.
Listen in tomorrow night and support Morgan and this important event.
Appreciate the post and mention Cathy. Thank you!
Just so you know though, unless I manage to call in to the national broadcast at some point, I most likely will only be on during short breaks locally on WGDR as part of the portions the station will be airing from 9PM to 1AM tomorrow evening.
Back in 2001 however, I traveled to Cambridge, Ma. to attend the 4th annual homelessness marathon and, due to the fact that I was among those on the ground, ended up on a panel for a long segment concerning homelessness and disabilities, which allowed me to speak from my experiences including having been on the receiving end of the public mental system, etc.
If one goes to the homelessness marathon Website (linked above in the post), near the bottom of the page are linked to archived audio excerpts of some of the previous broadcasts, including just over an hour of the 4th annual one I attended; which I happen to be in toward the end reading a short poem of mine during one of the open mic segments.
Posted by: mwb | Feb 19, 2008 4:40:31 PM
The Times Argus ran this brief item today, here.
In addition, check out the blog I set up for the homelessness marathon, as yet another one of my labors of love (or passion or, what have you), here.
Posted by: mwb | Feb 19, 2008 4:51:11 PM
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