Kite Line

Series produced by WFHB

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Kite Line is a radio program devoted to prison issues around the Midwest and beyond.

Behind the prison walls, a message is called a kite: whispered words, a note passed hand to hand, or a request submitted to the guards for medical care. Illicit or not, sending a kite means trusting that other people will bear it farther along till it reaches its destination. On the show, we hope to pass along words across the prison walls.


182 Pieces

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The Indiana legislature is currently debating SB 449, which would expand the range of situations that would send children to adult court and adult ...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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This week, we focus on the history of police in the United States, and the concept of community policing. Alex Vitale, author of the new book, “The...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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In this week’s episode, we start off with a call for action from Jailhouse Lawyers Speak. JLS is calling for a new set of actions from August 21- S...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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This week focuses on call-ins from two prisoners: Khalfani Malik Khaldun in Indiana, and Muti Ajamu-Osagboro in Pennsylvania. First, we hear from ...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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This week’s episode ends our series of conversations with Valrice “Whop” Cooper. Whop is the legendary cornerman who learned his craft training pri...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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This week continues our set of conversations with Valrice “Whop” Cooper, the legendary cornerman who learned his craft training prisoners in the Lo...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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This week starts our series of conversations with Valrice “Whop” Cooper, the legendary cornerman who learned his craft training prisoners in the Lo...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Series: Kite Line
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The Federal government rolled out the weed and seed program in the early 1990s in response to a new wave of urban uprisings. It placed social servi...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:33
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Our episode this week finishes the conversation between Rojas, Meg, and Cyrus. Last week, they spoke about the conditions of transgender and gender...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Our episode this week is a conversation between Rojas and Cyrus, two advocates with the California Coalition for Women Prisoners. CCWP is an organ...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 28:40
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On our show this week, we hear from Dennis Boatright, a co-organizer with MAPS- Michigan Abolition and Prisoner Support. Boatright presents ‘From C...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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For the first part of this week’s episode- we hear from Onishona. In this interview, she tells us about her experiences with recidivism and problem...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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This week, we speak with two writers, Laura Lasuertmer and Wendy Lee Spacek. Spacek and Lasuertmer run a writing workshop in the local jail. They t...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:01
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This week, we visit the women of the Breakaway Recovery House. Located in New Albany, Indiana, this halfway house is the residence for 14 formerly ...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:03
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This week, we share a recent round table on e-carceration here in Bloomington. This event was part of a series across southern Indiana, as communit...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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This week, we share two messages sent to us from the inside. We hear from Shaka Shakur about the issues he has been facing since being transferred ...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:17
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After hearing statements of solidarity with striking South Carolina prisoners, we share stories and reflections from Willis X, a former prisoner of...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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As we covered last week, prisoners in California have been subjected to a new and disturbing round of gladiator fights – conflicts between prisoner...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:04
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Prisoners in California have been subjected to a new and disturbing round of gladiator fights – conflicts between prisoners instigated by guards fo...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:05
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For this episode, we share calls from folks on the inside. First, we have the statement from the striking prisoners at the Clallum Bay Correctional...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2020
  • Length: 29:00