Thursday, December 26, 2013

WISE WOMEN MEDIA for 12/27/13--Diane Nilan and Pat LaMarche--the BABES OF WRATH! Out to end HUNGER, POVERTY and HOMELESSNESS!

Pat LaMarche and Diane Nilan





NOTE OUR TIME CHANGE!
WE BROADCAST on Friday, 11PM EST on December 27th, 2013. 

On tonight's show we are welcoming back two previous guests: Diane Nilan and Pat LaMarche, two very busy advocates for Homeless Families as the BABES OF WRATH.

Earlier this year they started their ICE BITES Tour, traveling across state lines to go right into the communities that have been hit the hardest as HUNGER and HOMELESSNESS have become critical issues everywhere! Children make up the bulk of these victims. Diane and Pat will tell us the stories, make us feel the human element and why the HOMELESS, HUNGRY and POOR cannot expect much help from the government. It is crucial that communities step up to the plate and help their own people. 

Listen in and message us with questions or media inquiries (direct questions and media inquiries to anitastewart@gmail.com with SHOW in caps on the subject line) as this will not be live, but a pre-recorded segment! Anyone who contacts us after the show will get a reply.

PAT LAMARCHE:
Pat LaMarche is a freelance journalist and broadcaster.  Her area of expertise is politics and poverty issues.  Both issues are inextricably linked.  Her experiences working with the nation's poor make her uniquely suited to answer tough questions about how welfare, social services, inadequate education and society’s other challenges affect the economy and the nation as well. As a journalist and award-winning broadcaster Pat spent more than two decades studying and reporting on poverty issues both in the U.S. and abroad. During her 2004 Green Party Campaign for U.S. Vice President, Pat took to the streets to uncover the lives of the homeless, the Left Out Tour, as she traveled the nation living in homeless shelters and on the streets. The book she wrote about those experiences is called, Left Out in America: the State of Homelessness in the United States. 

DIANE NILAN:
Diane Nilan, founder/president of HEAR US Inc., http://www.hearus.us, has over 25 years’ experience running shelters; advocating for improved state and federal policies; filming/producing documentaries; publishing a book on homelessness; addressing audiences from Columbia University to Congress; and inspiring a “compassion epidemic” to address homelessness. Her latest short film explores issues concerning homeless infants and toddlers, Littlest Nomads. Since 2005, she’s chronicled nonurban homelessness of invisible families and youth. Among her efforts, she’s filmed and produced award-winning documentaries, My Own Four Walls, REACH, on the edge: Family Homelessness in America (shown on PBS affiliates, Spring 2012); filmed and produced Many Faces of Homelessness (interviews with families/youth experiencing homelessness) series for the national “Help Homeless Kids Now” campaign; published her book, Crossing the Line: Taking Steps to End Homelessness; blogs on AlterNet, invisible homeless kids and Wanderings; utilizes social media to increase attention on issues affecting homeless families/youth; and presents at workshops and conferences nationwide.

Pat and Diane conspire and travel together on occasion under the banner Babes of Wrath to call attention to homelessness and poverty. They’ve circled the southern states, southwestern states, and just finished the “Frost Bites” tour in the eastern states.

More info about HEAR US: http://www.hearus.us/pdf/Bio.pdf

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