[HCCN] WERU - Calls from Home prisoners' program - Dec 23rd 10 am

Bergin/Garvey bluehillme at roadrunner.com
Fri Dec 19 12:00:22 EST 2008

Dear Friends,

Remembering men and women behind bars, WERU-FM 89.9 (also streaming live at www.weru.org) will broadcast "Calls from Home" -- from The Thousand Kites Project, next Tuesday morning, 12-23-08, 10-11 a.m.  This is a highly recommended, poignant, yet very uplifting glimpse into the lives of U.S. families separated from their loved ones because of incarceration.  



The United States has 2.4 million people behind bars. Thousand Kites [is a] powerful grassroots radio and community project that reaches into our nation's prisons and lets those inside know they are not forgotten.

Thousand Kites is excited to offer community radio stations and individuals the 9th annual national radio program Calls from Home. The program features phone calls from mothers and children, brothers and grandparents, sharing the intimate power of families speaking directly to their incarcerated loved ones. Poets and musicians read and sing across phone lines and prison walls. Calls from Home, produced in the coalfields of central Appalachia, reaches a national network of prisoners, their loved ones and public listeners through community radio in an effort to educate the public about the criminal justice system. Started in 1998 by artists at Appalshop, the program was first a local response to the growing prison industry in their rural community. 




Good wishes for each day of the New Year!


The Volunteers and Jail Residents of Hancock County Jail


Contact: www.jailvolunteers.org or 207-374-3608


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