Announcing CPR’s 2017 Holiday Calls From Home

Calls From Home is a monthly CFRC Prison Radio segment that connects friends and family with their loved ones behind Kingston’s prison walls through the power of community radio.

The holidays can be an especially difficult time to be apart from loved ones and community. This is a great time of year to let prisoners in the Kingston area know that you’re thinking of them – by sending a greeting, requesting a song or poem, or leaving a voicemail message to be read or played on the radio. Personal and general messages of support are both welcomed and encouraged!

CFRC Prison Radio will be broadcasting our special Holiday Calls From Home on Wednesday December 20th at 7PM, at 101.9fm in Kingston and worldwide at CFRC.ca

Please visit our contact page or Facebook Page to see how you can get in touch at any time with your messages and requests!

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Calls From Home (November 2017)

Aired November 29, 2017
Posted to the Internet Archive

Calls From Home is a monthly CFRC Prison Radio segment that connects friends and family with their loved ones behind Kingston’s prison walls through the power of community radio.

Announcement: ICOPA 2018 Call For Submissions

Music:
Strawbs – Witchwood
Slow Man Tofu – New Brunswicker
Brainwashed Proper Citizens – You Are A Philosopher
Nate Husser – Catherine
Propagandhi – Note To Self
Subhumans – Canada’s Favourite Sport
Layzie Bone and Young Noble – Nothing Matters
Rude Boy – Detroit Ska City
Bradyworks – When I Return

Certain Days Review and Jalil Muntaqim Interviews

Aired November 22, 2017
Posted to the Internet Archive

This week we review the beautiful Certain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners 2018 calendar, and share parts 1 and 2 of CKUT Prison Radio‘s interview with long-term political prisoner Jalil Muntaqim.

Music:
Immortal Technique – Young Lords
Dead Prez – Malcolm Garvey Huey

#NOPE to a new Ottawa jail

Aired November 1, 2017
Posted to the Internet Archive

This week we reached Justin Piche by phone to discuss the No On Prison Expansion (#NOPE) campaign against the proposal to build a new provincial jail to replace the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre. We also aired an excerpt of a presentation by Justin Piche and Dan Parlow at an event in Algonquin Territory/Ottawa last month called “Colonialism and Carceral Expansion.”

Music: Rage Against The Machine – Freedom

Feet for FEAT, Ricky Atkinson & Robyn Maynard

Aired October 11, 2017
Posted to the Internet Archive

This week we bring you three segments:

The first is an interview with Jessica Reid from FEAT for children of incarcerated parents who is running from Toronto to Ottawa to raise money for their prison visitation program.

The second is an interview taped with Ricky Atkinson, former leader of the Dirty Tricks Gang who did more than 30 years in prison in the Kingston area. He recently released a memoir, The Life, Crimes and Hard Times of Ricky Atkinson. I caught up with him at a book-signing at the Kingston Chapters.

Our third segment is an excerpt from a presentation by Robyn Maynard about her new book, Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present.

Announcements/News: Trouble Screening Thursday night at AKACertain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners 2018 Calendars now availableRiot at Baffin Correctional in Nunavut

Music:

Friendly Rich – Blue Heron
Lal – Self Defence

Calls From Home (September 2017)

Aired September 27, 2017
Posted to the Internet Archive

Calls From Home is a monthly CFRC Prison Radio segment that connects friends and family with their loved ones behind Kingston’s prison walls through the power of community radio.

News: Feet for FEAT RelaySolidarity with Mapuche Hunger StrikersGrowing gap between indigenous and non-indigenous inmatesHerman Bell assaulted by guardsLansing demo for #MillionsForPrisonersHurricane Harvey leaves Beaumont prisoners strandedLockdown at JoycevilleInquest into death of David Robert HagenInquest into suicides at Ottawa jail

Music:
Tru Rez feat Wasun – Idle No More
Lido Pimienta – Unisono con viejans
Streets Department – Moor Mother
Ragana – Wash Away
Ayiz Temor – Conflict of Interest

Streeters

Aired September 20, 2017
Posted to the Internet Archive

This week we shared audio recorded by a CFRC volunteer that didn’t make it into the Prisoner’s Justice Day broadcast. Thanks to Facundo for interviewing people on the street in Kingston on a variety of ‘hotbutton’ issues in the prison system today.

Calls From Home (August 2017)

Aired August 30, 2017
Posted to the Internet Archive

Calls From Home is a monthly CFRC Prison Radio segment that connects friends and family with their loved ones behind Kingston’s prison walls through the power of community radio.

Music:

The Knife – Without You, Life Would Be Boring
Dorothea – Ship Of Fools
Roger Miller – King of the Road
Cutless – What Faith Can Do
Star F*cking Hipsters – Empty Lives
Bone Thugs – That Girl
Herbie Hancock – He Who Lives In Fear
KRS One – You Ain’t Got Time
Light Bearer – Prelapsus

Prisoners Justice Day (Extended Content)

Aired August 16, 2017
Posted to the Internet Archive

Following up on our special Prisoners Justice Day broadcast last week, we share content from a local PJD round-table event featuring former women prisoners and prison advocates. For the second half of the show, we bring you the extended interview with Albert Dumont shared on the special broadcast.