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Kite Line- September 1, 2017: Lines Should Be Drawn- Ray Luc Levasseur on Fighting Jim Crow and Surviving Federal Supermax

Ray Luc Levasseur is a former underground participant in the United Freedom Front, which carried out a campaign of attacks from 1975-1984 against South African Apartheid and US intervention in Central America. He spent 13 years in solitary confinement after his capture. In the first episode of our series on Ray Luc’s experiences in prison and in struggle, he tells …

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Activate! – Safe Families for Children: Susan Powell

Air date: 09/04/2017 Since 2013, Susan Powell has worked tirelessly to secure the establishment and successful operation of a Monroe County branch of Safe Families for Children. Monroe County’s poverty rate is reflected in the large population entering the child welfare system. Many families are unable to overcome hurdles that other families overcome through extended family or other supports. Acting …

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Interchange – In the Name of the Future: Life After the Human Catastrophe

The idea of what it means to be human is changing. With countless catastrophic events looming, from climate instability to biotechnology and wars of autonomous machines, we center our fears and our hopes for a better future on the child to come, the survival of the next generation. But should we? Life is also outside and beyond the human and …

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Kite Line- August 25, 2017: Kara Wild- From the Midwest to a French Prison

This week’s story is that of Kara Wild. An anarchist prisoner from Chicago, Kara is a trans woman who has been in a French prison for over a year and a half. We first give some background on her case, and then hear from her friends and loved ones, who share some stories about Kara. We close with a song …

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Firehouse Sessions – Jon Stickley Trio

The Jon Stickley Trio performed in the WFHB studio for a live Firehouse Session on Wednesday, August 9th. The Asheville, North Carolina progressive instrumental ensemble played selections from their latest album Maybe Believe. John Stickley – flat-pick guitar Lyndsay Pruett – violin Patrick Armitage – drums 1. Playpeople – (04:37) 2. Almost With You – (03:44) 3. Slow Burn – …

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Interchange – José Martí: The Whole Revolution

Today on Interchange we confront the insidious myth of individualism with a contrasting scientific doctrine of interconnectedness. Much like the male brain and thoughts of sex, in the USA hardly a moment goes by without some commercial or institutional message encouraging us to “follow our dreams” and be true to ourselves. And it’s assumed we act on “our own” when …

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Activate! – New Leaf New Life: Mary Goetze

Air date: 08/28/2017 Original Air Date: 02/16/2016 Mary Goetze’s work through New Leaf-New Life is marked by compassion and intelligence. The struggle of inmates to remain connected with their young children inspired Mary to create the Read To Me program. Mary’s Read To Me program has enabled 500 incarcerated parents to send recordings of themselves reading a book to their …

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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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Activate! – Justice Unlocked: Lasserina Dowell

Air date: 08/21/2017 Justice Unlocked bridges a gap in legal aid accessibility, providing services to victims of human trafficking, sexual abuse, or domestic violence, to assist in their recovery. Lassserina’s attention to the branding and sustainability of the organization was extremely important in the first year of Justice Unlocked, when she volunteered 20 hours/week as their volunteer deputy development director, …

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Interchange – The Same Old Hate: The Reactionary Right Rides Again

A mass of torches in the darkness reveal faces full of rage — white, (mostly male) faces. Public violence and intimidation unmasking raw hateful prejudice and resurgent white supremacy. Is this the deep south of the 1920’s? No, it happened in a college town last weekend: Charlottesville, Virginia. Our show is about the Reactionary Right in the United States of America; …

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