Category Archives: Calls From Home

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

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

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 2017 Archive

Aired August 10, 2017
Posted to the Internet Archive

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

Calls From Home (July 2017)

Aired July 26, 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.

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

Press Release – Prisoners Justice Day 2017 Broadcast

CPR c/o CFRC Radio
Lower Carruthers Hall
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6
http://CFRC.ca

*PRISONERS JUSTICE DAY BROADCAST*
*AUGUST 10, 2017*

*For Immediate Release*

KINGSTON, ON – On Thursday, August 10, CFRC 101.9fm presents its 9th annual
broadcast for Prisoners Justice Day, remembering all those who have died
behind bars. For the first time, this broadcast will be shared by CJAI
92.1fm, Amherst Island Radio.

2017 marks the 43rd annual Prisoners Justice Day, which began in
commemoration of Eddie Nalon, a prisoner who bled to death in the
segregation unit of Millhaven prison on August 10, 1974. More than 4
decades later, upwards of 200 prisoners die in custody each year in Canada
alone.

From 5-8pm on August 10, CFRC 101.9fm will air interviews, news, features
and memorials about prisoners and prison conditions. From 8-10pm, tune in
for messages and music requests by and for prisoners and their loved ones
and supporters. The broadcast will be simulcast on CJAI 92.1fm and
streamed online at CFRC.ca.

Listeners are invited to contribute requests, messages and comments by:

MAIL: 

CPR c/o CFRC
Lower Carruthers Hall
Queen's University
Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6

EMAIL: cfrcprisonradio [at] riseup [dot] net

PHONE: 613-329-2693 to record a message or 613-533-CFRC [2372] live during
the program

For more information, visit CFRC.ca or Twitter.com/CPRkingston

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Media contact:

cfrcprisonradio@riseup.net
613-329-2693

 

Calls From Home (June 2017)

Aired June 28, 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: Death at WarkworthDeath at Beaver CreekGovernment announces plans to limit segregation and moves to have lawsuit dismissedToxic culture at Edmonton Institution

Music:

Vince Staples – Norf Norf
Sing Me Home – I’m Free From The Chain Gang Now
Kerkhophony – Dolly Pardon Em All
Barrington Levy – Murderer
Horace Andy – Let’s Live In Love
Public Enemy – Fight The Power
The Dead Sparrows – Timothy
Tribe Called Red – Virus

Calls From Home (May 2017)

Aired May 31, 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: Fire at Quebec City jailFentanyl overdoses at Quinte Detention CentreFirst death at Southwest Detention Centre – Feds admit most immigrant detainees aren’t “dangerous” – Indefinite migrant detention court challengeCSC strikes prison farms advisoryHunger strike at Folsom Prison

Music:

Sampa – Reverse Faults
Imany – Slow Down
The Tidal Sleep – Words
Tristan Welsh – Locked Up