Prison

Fire Ant Journal: Anarchist Prisoner Voices

Airs at: Tue, 06/11/2019 at 4:45pm - 6:45pm
Produced for The Final Straw Radio
Fire Ant Journal Download This Episode In this June 11th special, we’re releasing an interview with some anarchist prisoners in the so-called U.S. and some of the folks who support them. June 11th, for people who don’t know, is a day of solidarity with Marius Mason and ot... Read more

The Master Plan: My Journey From Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose

Airs at: Wed, 06/12/2019 at 9:00am - 9:30am
Produced for Radiozine
Suzanne LaGrande interviews Chris Wilson, author of The Master Plan, an inspiring memoir of a man sentenced to life in prison, who decided to create a new future for himself.   Growing up in a tough Washington, D.C., neighborhood, Chris Wilson was so afraid for his life he ... Read more

Trisha Swanson with Reason to Run at Coffee Creek

Airs at: Mon, 06/10/2019 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Emma Lugo talks with Trisha Swanson about the women's 5k running club, "Reason to Run" at Coffee Creek Women's Correctional Institution.   Reason to Run is a non-profit organization that exists to create a culture of hope, connection, and community. Reason to Run Program at... Read more

“We of this bread will not eat any more”: Anarchist Prisoners in Italy on Hunger Strike

Airs at: Mon, 06/03/2019 at 4:00pm - Tue, 06/04/2019 at 5:00pm
Produced for The Final Straw Radio
In this minisode special, Bursts spoke with an anarchist comrade in Rome about the hunger strike initiated on May 29th by Anna and Silvia, two anarchists rounded up in police actions (Anna in Operazione Scripta Manent and Silvia in Operazione Scintilla) and still facing tri... Read more

Free Them All! : Matt Meyer on Kuwasi Balagoon

Airs at: Mon, 05/27/2019 at 4:00pm - Fri, 05/31/2019 at 5:00pm
Produced for The Final Straw Radio
This week we had the chance to interview Matt Meyer, who, among many other pursuits, is a retired professor and an editor of A Soldier’s Story: Revolutionary Writings by a New Afrikan Anarchist, out from PM Press, which highlights the life and writings of Kwasi Balagoon. Ba... Read more

Keys, Beats, Bars - Music for Incarcerated Youth

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2019 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Adam Carpinelli interviews Talilo Marfil and other musicians and youth advocates who work with the Keys, Beats, Bars program.  Keys, Beats, Bars is a holistic audio/visual arts integrated project providing culturally responsive programming for incarcerated and underserved y... Read more

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Police Raid Punk House Party in 2001

Airs at: Tue, 06/04/2019 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  FROM THE FILES OF CIRCLE-A RADIO!! Totality of Circumstances is off this week. Instead, we have a special treat, recently digitized from the KBOO Archives: an hour-long episode of CIRCLE-A RADIO from 2001 featuring the story of a police raid on a punk show after-party a... Read more

Shaping a Future: Life After Prison - Part 7

Airs at: Mon, 06/03/2019 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
On Sunday, October 29th 2017 nine individuals told their stories in a performance titled: Shaping a Future: Life After Prison. The performance was the culmination of a series of writing workshops sponsored by the Regional Arts and Culture Council. The project conceived of a... Read more

Expungement

Airs at: Mon, 05/27/2019 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Karen James speaks with Nikki Thompson about expunging criminal records for youth and adults.  Nikki, an attorney with the Metropolitan Public Defenders Community Law Division, runs the MPD Expungement Clinic.  A motion to set aside (expunction) is a legal proceeding for se... Read more

Michael Kimble, Akbar + Mustafa: Prisoners in Ohio and Alabama Speak

Airs at: Mon, 05/13/2019 at 4:00pm - Fri, 05/17/2019 at 5:00am
Produced for The Final Straw Radio
Prisoners in Ohio and Alabama Speak This week, we hear the voices of three prisoners: anarchist prisoner Michael Kimble and jailhouse lawyer Arthur “Akbar” Griggs at Holman CI in Atmore, Alabama, and Mark “Mustafa” Hinkston at Toledo CI in Ohio. Download This Episode Mi... Read more