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Kite Line- February 16, 2018: The Long History of Black Radicalism on the Inside, Part Two

This week, we return to the history of black radicalism within the prison system. You can hear more from Dr. Micol Seigel and Dr. Garrett Felber about this in last week’s episode. Early in this episode, the prisoner reporting on Operation PUSH, the sit-down strike in Florida’s prisons, mentions being transferred to a different area in order to prematurely stifle …

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Kite Line- February 9, 2018: The Long History of Black Radicalism on the Inside, Part One

This week, we are changing our format slightly.  After hearing a letter from a prisoner involved in Operation PUSH, we are broadcasting an interview between Dr. Micol Seigel and Dr. Garrett Felber on the role of the Nation of Islam in prison life and prisoners’ struggle. Beginning in the middle of the last century, the Nation of Islam built a …

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Activate! – Cry of the Children: Dellsie Boddie

Air date: 02/12/2018 Dellsie Boddie serves the community on multiple levels through Cry of the Children, which is an organization that gives equal chances to all children to shine and become functional in society by helping them obtain the tools they need to do so. She works with children, helping them read and discover their natural talents, such as singing, …

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Activate! – Bloomington Community Band: Jerry Jerome

Air date: 02/05/2018 Jerry Jerome’s love affair with music began in 1945 when he was in the 3rd grade and spans over 70 years, taking him from the Detroit area to Europe and eventually, to our great gain, Bloomington. He put down his horn for 30 years from 1961 to 1990, as he pursued a career in sales, but returned …

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Kite Line: February 2, 2018- The Past Isn’t Passed: Cycles of Violence and Exploitation

This episode, we start out with a statement from Anastazia Schmid, a prisoner in the Indiana Women’s Prison. She walks us through a brief history of how prisons, and specifically the modern practice of prison slave labor, came about. She also talks through some basics of how prison serves to isolate those on the inside, and the importance of outside …

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Kite Line- January 26, 2018: More Insights from the Local Jail

In this episode, we start with updates from Operation PUSH. After that, we continue hearing from Craig, who spent significant time in the Monroe County jail. You can hear the first part of Craig’s interview in last week’s episode. He spoke about his experiences in the various parts of Monroe County Jail, and also his experiences being a jail trustee. …

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Kite Line- January 19, 2018: Inside the Local Jail

First off, we include an update from outside supporters of Operation PUSH, the strike in Florida prisons that is now in its fifth day. We will continue to give updates on the situation in Florida’s prisons as they arrive. After the news, we share the first part of Craig’s story, who was recently released from the Monroe County Jail, after …

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Activate! – Shalom Community Center: Kass Botts

Air date: 01/22/2018 Kass Botts was looking for a way to get more involved in the community when she discovered that her employer, Hanapin Marketing, was interested in supporting her efforts through their policy of providing all of their employees with 8 hours of paid annual volunteer time. What Kass discovered in using that work benefit was her interest in …

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Kite Line- January 12, 2018: Shine A Light- Tensions Spreading in the Prisons

This week, we feature two snapshots from fast-developing situations inside the prison system. First, we share an anonymized statement from a prisoner participating in final preparations for Operation: PUSH, the statewide strike inside Florida prisons next week. Second, we broadcast an analysis by a Michigan prisoner of the recently instated mail ban there, which is strikingly similar to the new …

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Activate! – City of Bloomington Commission on Hispanic & Latino Affairs: Israel Fernando Hererra

Air date: 01/15/2018 Israel Fernando Herrera’s participation in leadership and other important roles has vastly improved the visibility and embrace of the Latino and Hispanic members of the Bloomington community. Israel’s service has touched the City of Bloomington Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs, at WFHB for the “Hola Bloomington” program, Lotus, Bloomington Worldwide Friendship, La Escuelita Para Todos, Grupo …

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