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1,000 Homeless ages 18-24 are on streets of Denver; Topic will be addressed by Studio 12, KBDI-12 on July 8

Release Date: 06/30/09
Author: M Simmons

DENVER – June 30, 2009 – More than 1,000 young people ages 18-24 are homeless on the streets of Denver every night.

Studio 12 Host Tamara Banks will explore the challenges and needs of the young – which are different from the needs of the chronic adult homeless population – in the Wednesday, July 8 edition of Studio 12 at 8 p.m. on KBDI-12.

Viewers will hear the realities of youth homelessness from young people who have lived it first hand.  As always, live viewer phone calls will be an important part of the conversation.

The causes and solutions will be discussed by panelists from organizations that are doing their part to address the crisis:  Robert Ham, marketing and media director of Urban Peak; Andrew McClure, youth outreach director of Urban Peak; SheHila Rae Stephens, resource case manager of Volunteers of America; and Catherine O’Neill Thorn, executive director of Arts from Ashes. 

The episode of Studio 12 also will be available for viewing via the on-demand feature of www.KBDI.org after July 9.
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About KBDI
KBDI has set itself apart with carriage of an unparalleled amount of local public affairs programming. KBDI "community voice" programming engages viewers in community-based discussions of state, national and global issues. KBDI delivers its flagship station with a strong mix of local, national and international programming (DT 12.1); The Documentary Channel, featuring the works of independent filmmakers (DT 12.2); and MHz Worldview (DT 12.3), a channel providing diverse cultural perspectives for a globally minded audience.

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Marcia Simmons
Director of Marketing and Communications
KBDI-TV, Channel 12 (PBS)
World View – Community Voice
Denver, CO
303-991-5020 (direct); 303-489-4012 (cell)

 

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S12 070809 Homeless youth

Urban Peak helps homeless young people exit life on the streets. The critical issue of 1,000 homeless ages 18-24 in Denver will be the topic of Studio 12 on KBDI-12 Wednesday, July 8 at 8 p.m.

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