Feet for FEAT, Ricky Atkinson & Robyn Maynard

Aired October 11, 2017
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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

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Calls From Home (September 2017)

Aired September 27, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Prisoners Justice Day 2017 Archive

Aired August 10, 2017
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Here you can find an archive of the entire 5 hour special broadcast for Prisoners Justice Day 2017. Thank you to the numerous people who contributed this year. We were so happy to also have the show this year also broadcast on CJAI 92.9 Amherst Island Radio.

Below is a breakdown of what you’ll hear:

00:00 What Is Prisoners Justice Day?
10:00 Dr. John Charlton
28:30 Albert Dumont
56:45 Margaret Holland from Canadian Families in Corrections Network
1:12:30 Mark Kerwin, executive director of KLINK Coffee
1:22:45 Hugh from Ad Astra Comix about forthcoming Peter Collins Anthology
1:42:00 Mary, community support person for a local prisoner
1:57:30 Jarrod Shook about PJD and prison activism in Ottawa
2:20:00 Memorial Segment (reading of names)
2:56:00 Jimmy Hogan statement about prison experiments
3:00:00 Music requests begin
3:43:00 Live interview with Jarrod Shook about PJD events in Ottawa
More music requests
4:14:00 Letter from prisoner at Bath Institution
More music requests
4:57:00 Strong Woman Song

“Freedom is a Must” – Catching Up with Jarrod Shook

Aired August 2, 2017
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This week we bring you a conversation recorded in Ottawa between a CPR correspondent and Jarrod Shook. If you listen to our show you’ll recognize Jarrod’s name – he was an active voice and frequent contributor to CPR while he was incarcerated at Collins Bay Institution before getting paroled one year ago. He shared his thoughts about what life is like on parole, his engagement with the Ottawa poetry scene, prison activism in Ottawa including opposing new jail construction, his involvement with the Journal of Prisoners on Prison, and Prisoners Justice Day.

Music:

Johnny Cash – Redemption Song (ft Joe Strummer)
Bone Thugs – Coming Home (ft Stephen Marley)

Calls From Home (July 2017)

Aired July 26, 2017
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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.

This week we also brought special guest Cedar into the studio with us to discuss anarchist prisoners in France including Kara Wild.

News: Coroners Report on Soleiman FaqiriCSC closing Regina training facilityCSC transfers first transgender prisoner based on gender identityInuit elders incarcerated for refusing to stay away from Muskrat FallsWeek of Solidarity with J20 DefendantsTennessee County is offering incentives for prisoners to get sterilizedNoise demo at juvenile detention centre in PortlandWorkhouse jail noise demo gets rowdy in St Louis

Music:

Wiz Khalifa – Black and Yellow
Kerkhophony – Bohemian Captivity
Requiem – Storm Heaven
Sing Me Home – I’ll Break Out Again Tonight
Mother Tareka – Imagine Something Different

Origins of the Modern Prison

Aired July 19, 2017
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Tonight we share a lecture that happened in Kingston on May 24, 2017 as part of the Guelph Summer Lecture Series. This talk focused on the origins of the modern prison, and specifically prison reform and the ‘rehabilition’ model and discusses why it isn’t working.

Defend J20 and August 19th Solidarity

Aired July 12, 2017
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This week we syndicated two interviews from The Final Straw Radio. The first is with Ben Turk of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee about the August 19th call for solidarity with prisoners. The second is an excerpt of an interview with an arrestee and supporter of the J20 defendants, who were mass arrested at the Trump inauguration in Washington, DC on January 20th, 2017. Thanks Final Straw!

Music:

Blackbird Raum – A Rat In My Dream