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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 http://www.ckut.ca/homeless.html (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

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