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Kite Line- September 22, 2017: Fighting Words

This week, we have two contributions –one closer to home and one many more miles away- but both aim to describe an unfair relationship of power each contributor’s community faces. We first hear an essay from a prisoner in Southern Illinois, followed by a statement sent to us from a member of the community of the Mapuche people in Chile. …

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Kite Line- September 15, 2017: Prison Lives Matter

This episode is an interview with Kwame Shakur, who is currently incarcerated at the Pendleton Correctional Institution. On August 11th , Indiana prison activists held a demonstration at the state capitol building in Indianapolis opposing new Indiana department of corrections regulations restricting incoming prisoner mail. The new policy prohibits all mail which is not hand written on white,lined paper. Though …

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Bring It On! – September 11, 2017

Hosts William Hosea and Cornelius Wright talk with Honorable Lonnie Randolph, Minority Whip, representing Indiana’s Senate District 2.  Topics include public policies that will address the primary concerns of minority citizens in Indiana., such as, reducing crime, gun violence and domestic violence within our communities: and targeting assistance to address the needs of families struggling to obtain basic necessities such …

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Bring It On! – August 21, 2017

Hosts Leila Randle and William Hosea speak with Liz Watson, a candidate for the Indiana 9th Congressional District. She is one of four Democrats now vying for the chance to compete in the 2018 election against incumbent U.S. Representative Trey Hollingsworth. Hear Liz’s perspective on what’s important in the coming election. PART ONE Hosts Leila Randle and William Hosea speak …

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Kite Line- August 18, 2017: Prisoner Perspectives on Reform

We cover a range of news in this week’s episode- from a brief history of Black August and the upcoming August 19th prison demonstrations, to current prison conditions in regards to education, visitation, and forced sterilization. We then read a letter from prisoner Keith Malik Washington about the continued suffering from extreme heat in Texas prisons. The rest of the …

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Bring It On! – August 14, 2017

Hosts Cornelius Wright and William Hosea have a special show on recent social justice incidents in our country occurring with greater regularity.  Guest Beth Applegate joins the show as co-chair of “Showing Up for Racial Justice”, or SURJ.  In this double header, Denise Valkyrie and Wanda Savala share their perspective as participants in the rally “Stand in Solidarity with Charlottesville …

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Bring It On! – August 7, 2017

Tonight Clarence Boone, and Roberta Radovich hear from David Hummons, as he shares information on the Jimmy Ross Memorial Fish Fry – the annual event raises funds for diversity initiatives at Indiana University. We also have in the studio Southern Indiana civil rights attorney Dan Canon. Dan talks about helping clients, and how he decided to be a candidate for …

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Kite Line- August 4, 2017: “They haven’t deterred our work” Ramona Africa on the MOVE 9 and State Violence

This week, we share a conversation with Ramona Africa, who talks about the MOVE 9 case, the 1985 police bombing of the MOVE house, and the relationship between this history and contemporary struggles against prisons and police violence. We also hear updates on the struggle at the medium security facility in St. Louis, called the Workhouse. You can hear our …

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Bring It On! – July 31, 2017

Bring It On! welcomes the U.S. State Department’s Mandela Washington Fellows for Young African Leaders. CLarence Boone talks with 25 young leaders from Sub-Sahara Africa. And we hear from Courtney Hermann, program manager with the IU Office of International Development and local leader of the group. PART ONE Bring It On! welcomes the U.S. State Department’s Mandela Washington Fellows for …

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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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