This edition of GroundWire was produced by Ophira Horwitz and Cam Willis on unceded Anishinabe and Haudensaunee territories at CFRC 101.9 FM in Kingston, Ontario. It originally aired during the 2015 Canadian Homelessness Marathon, an overnight broadcast from February 25th to 26th showcasing local stories about homelessness produced by campus and community radio stations from across the country. This year, CFRC hosted the Marathon.
All of the contributions were amazing as usual, and it was really hard to cut them down to GroundWire length, so we've pulled the full interviews into their own page on the NCRA Program Exchange for easy enjoying. The references to GroundWire have been removed so they're ready to air!
Download the full-length interviews: http://previous.ncra.ca/exchange/dspProgramList.cfm?seriesID=159163
In this edition:
The Shawenjeagamik Aboriginal Drop-In Centre is closing | Shirley Gagnon, CKCU 93.1 FM in Ottawa, Ontario, with interviews by Ophira Horwitz
Shelter up North provides women with emergency services | Mia Tokiak, CFBI 97.7 FM in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut
Report from Windsor's only women's shelter | Zoran Kljajic, CJAM 99.1 FM in Windsor, Ontario
The Coldest Night of the Year raises money for the homeless | Don Maitland, CIWS 102.7 FM in Stouffville, Ontario
Public library opens its doors to homeless people | Kurt Fabisch, CKUA 94.9 FM in Edmonton, Alberta
Local DJ spearheads Valentine's Day initiative to help the homeless | Abby, CJLO 1690 AM in Montréal, Québec
Web-based mobile app gets information to the homeless | Akira Xu, CiTR 101.9 FM in Vancouver, British Columbia
Megaphone magazine empowers homeless vendors | Matt Stephanson, radio emily in Vancouver, British Columbia
Interview with Andy Edwards and Jeremy Alderson, the founders of the Canadian and American Homelessness Marathons | Ophira Horwitz
We thank our hosts Wendy Luella Perkins and Irina Skvortsova.
We also thank Brenna Owen, Brendon Willis, Ayanda Mngoma, Toni Baggos, Konstantin Prodanovic, Frieda Werden, Carly Forbes, Heather McIntyre, and John Hodson.