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Kite Line- May 24, 2019: Migrant Bodies, Uncaring Medicine, and the Lethal Politics of Detention

This week we hear a talk entitled, “Dying in Isolation: Migrant Bodies, Uncaring Medicine, and the Lethal Politics of Detention” Jonathan Inda is a professor of Latinx Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He paints a devastating picture of the detention conditions for migrants around the country, citing in particular an example where medical neglect caused the death of …

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Bring It On! – May 13, 2019

Part One: Aired originally on August 11, 2014, hosts William and Bev Smith welcome award-winning journalist and filmmaker Raheim Shabazz. His new film,“Elementary Genocide”, exposes the socially engineered mechanism created by our government and utilizing the public school system to label elementary aged African American males as work for hire targets within the US penal system. Elementary Genocide confirms this …

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Kite Line- May 10, 2019: Appealing the Death Penalty- A Conversation with Zolo Azania, Part Two

This week, we return to our conversation with Zolo Agona Azania, who was recently released after surviving decades on Indiana’s death row.  In the second part of the conversation, he talks about researching the death penalty and appealing his death penalty sentence. The efforts of Azania, his lawyers and supporters helped to successfully free him from death row and he …

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Kite Line- April 12, 2019: Impacts of the Prisoners’ Movement, Part One

This week, we have a conversation between Toussaint Losier and Micol Seigel. This is part one of a series in which we hear Losier, author of Rethinking the American Prison Movement, speak to Seigel about his research while writing his book, in which he builds a cohesive picture of the long history of resistance to slavery and incarceration.  In this …

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Bring It On! – April 8, 2019

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Part One: Hosts Clarence Boone and Liz Mitchell speak with Dr. Charlie Nelms about the launch of his new book, “From Cotton Fields to University Leadership: All Eyes on Charlie, A Memoir – A Story of How Education was His Weapon of Choice for Fighting Racism and Inequality.” Dr. Nelms will launching his book as part of the IU Bicentennial …

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Interchange: Unmade in America: The Wages of Factory Work

Taking a close, insider’s, look at Chicago’s industrial Southeast Side in the 1970’s and early 1980’s offers us lessons of a period brought forward to our current moment, when talking heads and politicians spout off about middle class values and middle class jobs and the way to make America great…again. What today’s show makes clear is that there’s no “middle” …

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Kite Line- March 22, 2019: Policing Los Angeles, Part Two

Last week, we heard the first part of a lecture by Max Felker-Kantor on policing in Los Angeles, from the Watts Rebellion in the 60s to the brutal police beating of Rodney King in the 90s. This week, he continues to talk about the police murder of Eula Love, and how her death affected the growing anti-police sentiment and protest …

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Kite Line- March 15, 2018: Policing Los Angeles, Part One

This week, we air the first of two episodes tracking the rise of police racism and militarization in Los Angeles, from the Watts Uprising of 1965 to the 1992 L.A. Riots after Rodney King’s beating. Max Felker-Kantor, author of the book, Policing Los Angeles, walks us through the changes in policing, as well as the ways in which anti-police activism …

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Kite Line- March 1, 2019: Gladiator Fights in the California Prison System

In the past months, the California prison system, or CDRC, has been convulsed by hunger strikes and a series of so-called “gladiator” or “dog fights,” in which guards pit prisoners against each other.  Brook, an organizer with the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee in Oakland, spoke with us to provide vital context for understanding this volatile situation- as well as recent …

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Kite Line: January 11, 2019- Paths Out of Prison: E-Carceration or Liberation

Since the Ferguson uprising in 2014, the Black Lives Matter movement has shone a light on a range of American institutions, revealing their white supremacist origins and functions.  In addition to police and the discriminatory mortgage market, cash bail is one of the most important of these institutions to be revealed and resisted.  Community bail funds and others have begun …

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