WERU Broadcast of 16th Annual Homelessness Marathon - Live from Brattleboro, Vermont, February 19, 7pm – 1am.
WERU-FM Community Radio, 89,9 Blue Hill, 99.9 Bangor, will once again air the live broadcast of The Homelessness Marathon which will bring the voices of homeless people into America's homes. "I wish we could get their bodies inside too," comments Jeremy Weir Alderson, the broadcast's founder, "but we're doing the best thing we can, by showing America why this problem should be, can be and must be solved." "This is a broadcast that we have just had to be a part of over the years - it's a critically important radio event that we want to bring to our listeners once again," says WERU General Manager, Matt Murphy.
The broadcast, which has previously originated from Detroit, Kansas City, and Katrina-ravaged Mississippi, among other places, features live in-depth discussions with homeless people. The broadcast also takes calls, so people living in their homes can talk with people living on the streets. It will originate from in front of the First Baptist Church of Brattleboro at 190 Main Street. The First Baptist Church provides the space for Brattleboro's overflow shelter, operated by the Brattleboro Drop-In Center. The 16th Annual Homelessness Marathon will start at 7 p.m., EST. Wednesday, February 19th and will run for six hours until 1:00 a.m. For more information about the 16th Annual Homelessness Marathon visit http://news.homelessnessmarathon.org/. For more information about WERU Community Radio, call the station at 469-6600, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit online at https://weru.org/.