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Speaking from the streets

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I’m a few days late on this, but last Monday marked the 7th edition of the Homelessness Marathon, a special broadcast produced by CKUT radio in Montreal. Taking place overnight live from the streets of Montreal, it provides an outlet for independent and community media producers and Montreal’s homeless to come together to speak of the reality of living on the streets. The broadcast is a truly amazing accomplishment – 14 hours of programming carried on 40 stations across North America, and with contributions from stations from Halifax to Vancouver – and symbol of what can be accomplished through grassroots community media.

You can listen to the archives of the homelessness marathon at (this year’s edition is not yet up on that page, but you can find each hour for now by listening to last mondays night’s archives on the general CKUT archives page).


Written by Tim McSorley

February 26, 2009 at 6:30 pm

Here we go again

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Ok, I know it’s bad form, and you’ll have every right to not believe me, but I’m gonna get this blog back up and going again. I’ll be blogging about my two passions – new media and current affairs (particularly here in Montreal) – and I’ll post the occasional sneezing panda, just for kicks.

What has been keeping me so busy these last few months?

This (where I co-host the Thursday morning show)

This (one of the most amazing online media initiatives I’ve come across and am proud to contribute to)

This (run by friends and allowing me a different outlet)

And this. (which pays the bills, but which has kindled a love for all-things podcasted)

Written by Tim McSorley

February 11, 2009 at 1:04 am

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