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Bring It On! – July 24, 2017

Hosts Cornelius Wright and William Hosea speak with two potential Monroe County candidates.  Geoff Bradley is considering a run for a county judicial post.  Current Monroe County Clerk Nicole Browne will be seeking re-election.  Even though the county deadline for filing is next year in January, 2018 we are fortunate to hear from these two early candidates.  Join us to …

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Kite Line- July 21, 2017: Communication and Resistance

Maintaining contact with long-term prisoners is key to both their survival and to ongoing struggles across the prison walls. In this episode, we hear a statement from Cindy Crabb, supporter of long-term anarchist prisoner Marius Mason, who will soon enter his 9th year of incarceration. Cindy stresses the need for us on the outside to show continued care and support, …

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Kite Line: July 14, 2017- Mark Cook Reflects on Solidarity Across the Walls

We return for our final episode with Mark Cook, former political prisoner and member of the Black Panther Party and the George Jackson Brigade. After hearing some news and a request from a supporter of Indiana prisoner Khalfani Malik Khaldun, we hear from Mark Cook about the impact of outside solidarity. Not only did outside solidarity help Mark Cook get …

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Bring It On! – July 10, 2017

Best Wishes Joe! Hosts Clarence Boone and Cornelius Wright honor News Director Joe Crawford. Joe is leaving WFHB after 5 years for colder weather and the news story in his next community. Clarence, Cornelius, and Joe discuss behind the scenes topics about public affairs programming including African-American public affairs programming. PART ONE Hosts Clarence Boone and Cornelius Wright honor News …

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Kite Line: July 7, 2017- Out Again, Everything Continues- More Stories from Mark Cook

This week, we return to our interview with Mark Cook. You can hear more about his history in last’s week episode. Now, Mark leads us through several very interesting and entertaining stories from his own release, to his project providing jobs for people as they get released from prison, and other ambitious plans launched with other prisoners, the Black Panther …

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Bring It On! – June 12, 2017

Cornelius Wright and Leila Randle host interviews,  one on the history of Juneteenth through the decades, and the other on open-mic night comedy from a personal perspective.  One funny interview, and one solemn.  Both riveting.   PART ONE As part of Ivy Tech’s Lifelong Learning classes, Cornelius Wright and Renee Reed participated in a standup comedy group.  The “final” was …

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Bring It On! – June 5, 2017

Have what it takes to accomplish military-grade and survival themed challenges? Tonight’s guest, David Neville, tells us about his successful participation on the reality TV show “American Grit.”  While we peek inside the TV show, David’s story is so much more, and worth hearing.  He talks about his track and field days as an IU team member and subsequent Olympian …

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Kite Line: May 26, 2017- The Death Penalty

The death penalty is the barest, most explicit aspect of state violence. Relatively few people are sentenced to death, and even fewer are actively, legally killed by the state but the death penalty persists as an assertion of the sovereign right to take life or to let live. This week on Kite Line, we’ll begin examining the history and experience …

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Kite Line: May 19, 2017- Steps Forward

This week we share news and stories from two people who have been caught up in very different ways in the web of prison. Both Bresha Meadows and Patrick Pursely have recently made steps forward in escaping this web, and we are excited to share news from them. Listen in for updates on reduced charges in Bresha’s case, stemming from …

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Bring It On! – May 22, 2017

“If it affects one, it affects us all.” State Senator Eddie Melton helps us understand the recently completed Indiana Legislative Session, including important educational changes. We conclude with insights and inspiration from Mrs. Maggie DeVane, as told by her son, Gene DeVane. Mrs. DeVane soon turns 112. Two exceptional conversations, hosted by Leila Randle, and Liz Mitchell. Part One “If …

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