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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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I-69 Developer Disrupts Road Project in Tunisia

The financially-troubled multinational company responsible for building and maintaining Section 5 of Interstate 69 has now reportedly disrupted a major road project in Tunisia. Tunisie Autoroutes, which is responsible for managing highways in Tunisia, has just cancelled a contract with Isolux Corsan, which had been hired to build a 13-mile stretch of motorway there. According to Africa Intelligence, the financial …

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Saturday’s Child – Kade Puckett

On Saturday, May 13, Saturday’s Child, welcomed guitar virtuoso Kade Puckett to the stage at the Monroe County History Center. A good time was had by all.

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Interchange – Becoming African in America: The Radical Politics of Fela Kuti

This is a special 90-minute show, live from The Atlas Bar, featuring the music and protest politics of Fela Kuti, the Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, and human rights activist. Fela Kuti died of complications from AIDS in 1997 at the age of 58 but his music has seen a resurgence even inspiring the perhaps …

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Kite Line- May 12, 2017: Addiction, Sobriety, and Recidivism

This week we feature an interview with Patrick, who reflects on his experience with addiction and prison. His story is both deeply personal and analytic, illuminating systemic connections and paths forward. We also share a long letter from a current Indiana prisoner, who makes an urgent plea to all of us for contact and for breaking with a life based …

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Activate: Dave Wright from Monroe County CASA

Dave Wright’s service to Monroe County Court Appointed Special Advocates has been adaptive and critical for over sixteen years. Dave has many skills and strengths, and he is there to contribute in any void that develops. His advice and hard work guided the direction of CASA. Since his retirement, Dave treats CASA as his full time job and is an …

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Kite Line- May 5, 2017: Commissary

For prisons to function smoothly and profitably, the major tools of control – violence, surveillance, separation – must be complimented by a host of less obvious instruments and technologies. These include censorship in the mail room, the cultivation of racial tension, integration of prisoner labor into facility maintenance, cafeteria operations, and private contracting, among many others. This week on Kite …

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Eco Report Feature – Climate Change in Denali National Park, Pt. 2

In today’s Eco Report feature, we hear part two of correspondent Norm Holy’s interview with Dave Schirokauer from the Denali National Park in Alaska about the effects of climate change in the park.

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Interchange – It Has Happened Here: The Handmaid’s Tale

We open with “Little Girl Blue,” written by Rodgers and Hart in 1935, and here performed by Nina Simone. The song counsels the “little girl” to simply surrender because All you can count on is the raindrops That fall on little girl blue. That Little Girl Blue comes tonight in the form Offred, the protagonist of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel …

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Kite Line- April 28, 2017: Dismantling Barriers to Life

This week features a variety of conversations that we are sharing with you through a partnership with StoryCorps. The event, Dismantling Barriers to Life, was about the impacts of mass incarceration. Dismantling Barriers to Life was hosted last month in Chicago, and these are some of the stories collected for the event. We hear people talk about how incarceration affected …

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