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The Highway, Trace Adkins, Kenny Chesney & Bruce Springsteen Need Your Help: Hungerthon 2015

Would you like “take the wheel” and be a guest DJ on The Highway and play anything you want? Or maybe you’d like to fly away for a meet & greet with Kenny Chesney on his 2016 “Spread The Love” tour at a stadium of your choice? And then there’s the chance to spin records while co-hosting an episode of Y2 Kountry’s “Throwback” with Trace Adkins.

Each of these can be yours if you’re the highest bidder on Charity Buzz for this year’s Hungerthon benefitting WhyHunger. Hungerthon has become an annual tradition in November since its inception in 1975 involving radio stations, media partners, celebrities and social media to call attention to everyone’s right to healthy food.

This month most of us will begin the holiday season by gathering for meals with friends and family as we celebrate Thanksgiving. Against the backdrop of this season of giving, the issue of hunger is getting increased attention which Feeding America estimates affects 1 in 6 Americans and over 49 million people are “food insecure.”

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Bruce Springsteen, The Cadence of Summer, The Origins of Movements & The Sounds of Lives Changed

WhyHunger Co-Founder Bill Ayres Holds The 40th Anniversary Born to Run Poster

Summer has a certain cadence. There’s a rhythm of long days, the beach beckons and the pace of office life creates the illusion that time is slowing. There’s also that moment when you step outside and smell the air and your body reminds you that fall is looming.

It’s also the time when Bruce Springsteen starts showing up in the clubs of his native Jersey shore. Such a ritual happened Saturday night at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park when he joined longtime friend Joe Grushecky for a two-hour set. In the age of Facebook, news travels as it happens and there was no shortage of user generated content, forcing all of the major news outlets to report for several days on what had already happened. By the time everyone went back to work, Barry Paripsky in the Facebook group Calling All Bruce Springsteen Fans was at a loss for words how his video of “Darkness On The Edge of Town” had gone viral and been played over 100,000 times.

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Jen Chapin On A Life’s Calling & WhyHunger At 40 – Interview

Jen Chapin

Sometime tonight at the WhyHunger Chapin Awards Gala at Chelsea Piers in New York, Jen Chapin will remember three words she heard her father Harry Chapin once say. It was the idea of the “obscenity of hunger” that pretty much shaped her identity by the time she got to high school and might have been earlier. Now looking back on the forty years of the organization he co-founded, she can say she pretty much grew up in WhyHunger. It’s also where she has spent the better half of her life on its board trying to understand the root causes of hunger and poverty – and speaking out about its fundamental injustice.

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