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Homelessness Marathon 2018

20 February 2018 / by CJRU 1280AM (author)
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Homelessness Marathon

On January 22, 2018 CJRU will be participating in the 2018 Annual Homelessness Marathon hosted by CFMH - Local 107.3 FM in Saint John, New Brunswick. This marathon of programming will air on campus and community stations for coast to coast, linking communities and raising awareness of homelessness. 

The overnight homelessness marathon began in 1998 in Geneva, New York. CKUT-FM in Montreal was the first station to host the marathon in Canada.

This year's programming will begin at 10AM EST on January 22 and will include programming from 16 stations across 7 provinces. 

CJRU's contribution includes interviews and pieces from a number of our spoken word programs. Below is more more information on the contributions and links to full episodes: 

Cathy Crowe interview - Producer: Nick Sweetman - Originally aired on The Scope News


Women and Homelessness - interview with Patricia O’Connell - Producer: Emily Joveski - Originally aired on FemRadio


Mental Health and Youth Homelessness - interview with Jesse Sudirgo -  Producers: The Members and Staff at Progress Place. - Originally aired on Radio Totally Normal Toronto


Home and Homelessness - Producer: Mardi Daley - Originally aired on YRU



Cathy Crowe's website

Sistering Toronto

Yonge Street Mission Evergreen Centre


Music used in production: 

"Biology Slides" by Bleak House - found on the Free Music Archive.


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