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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 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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Kite Line- June 23, 2017: Toxic in Texas

This week takes us to Texas, where we hear from Candice Bernd, speaking at the 2nd Fight Toxic Prisons Conference, which took place earlier this month in Denton, Texas. Candice talks about the intersection between environmental activism and the carceral system. In Texas, prisoners are subjected to extreme conditions, and some prisoners have filed a class action lawsuit claiming that …

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bloomingOUT – From the Archives: J Patrick Redmond – June 22, 2017

The bloomingOUT crew takes a week break from the live program, but hopes you enjoy this re-airing of an interview with Vincennes, IN native and author of Some Go Hungry, Patrick Redmond. Patrick Redmond will be returning to BloomingOUT next week to talk about his latest work. This episode also features music from this week’s featured artist, Ryan Dolan and …

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Kite Line- June 16, 2017: Memories of Boo

This week, we return to the story of Clinton “Boo” Gilkie, who died one year ago- on June 7, 2016- in the Monroe County Jail.  We discussed the circumstances of his death in our episode 2 weeks ago, and recommend that you to listen this episode of Kite Line for more context. Our interview today is with TJ, who was …

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bloomingOUT – Jessie Grubb – June 15, 2017

Join producer Ryne Shadday and anchors Colin Shassberger and Jeff Poling as they interview the new board engineer Jessie Grubb. They discuss growing up in Bloomington, being accepted as LGBT, and what the future holds for Jessie. The news segment covers issues of being “out” in sports, recent LGBT statistics and upcoming local events. Music from this show includes “Til …

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Kite Line: June 11th, 2017- Ongoing Support for Marius Mason and His Family

This week on Kite Line we feature Arianna Staiger, daughter of Marius Mason, an anarchist prisoner who used to live and organize in Bloomington. Ariana speaks about how she experienced Marius’ arrest and persecution, her thoughts on ongoing support and about June 11, a day set aside every year to support and honor Marius and other long-term anarchist prisoners. Before …

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bloomingOUT – News Round Table – June 8, 2017

Anchors Ryne Shadday and Jeff Poling discuss Pride season and its continued importance in our nation. They also bring us up to date on local and national LGBT+ news. In local news, Spencer Pride took place last Saturday and Indy Pride will happen this Saturday, June 10. In national news, Donald Trump continues to betray the LGBT+ community that he …

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Kite Line: June 2, 2017- The Premature Death of Boo Gilkie

June 7th marks the one year anniversary of the death of Clinton Gilkie, and so we devote our June 2nd and June 16th episodes of Kite Line to his story and his memory. Clinton “Boo” Gilkie was held in the Monroe County Jail since he was 16 after a failed robbery using a toy gun. He was set to be …

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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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