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March 27, 2002

American Town Forum to focus on Lafayette area homeless

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – How to help the homeless in Greater Lafayette will be the focus of discussion when WBAA airs its eighth installment of "An American Town Forum" at 7 p.m. Tuesday (4/2).

The show will be broadcast live from the Trails banquet facility, 325 Burnett Road, West Lafayette. The goal of this installment of "An American Town Forum" is to assess the scope of homelessness in Greater Lafayette, to determine the challenges facing the homeless and to examine what services exist for them.

Guests include Lafayette Urban Ministry interim executive director Mary Anderson, Mental Health Association executive director Jennifer Flora, Trinity Mission director Dan Taylor and Lafayette Transitional Housing executive director Jennifer Layton.

Listeners can phone in comments and questions at (765) 496-1999 or toll-free at (866) 922-2101 if they live outside the local calling area. The program can be heard at 101.3 FM and on AM 920. WBAA also can be heard on the Web at http://www.wbaa.org.

CONTACT: David Bunte, (765) 494-3961, bunte@purdue.edu.

NOTE TO JOURNALISTS: The media is invited to cover the forum. Call WBAA at (765) 494-5920 to make arrangements.

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu


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