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On today's show: We bring you "Calls From Home" a special holiday program which brings the voices of family members of prisoners to the airwaves as they send greetings to those incarcerated in the US prison system.
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Rustbelt Radio for December 28, 2009
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One of the most celebrated aspects of the holiday season is the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. However, for the over 2.3 million prisoners incarcerated in the US prison system, this holiday dream did not come true this year. Equally affected were the millions of parents, children, husbands, wives, friends and relatives of these prisoners.
Today, Rustbelt Radio brings you "Calls from Home" a special holiday program produced by Thousand Kites, which is a project of Appalshop, an Appalachian-based arts and education center.
According to their website: "Thousand Kites is a national project that works directly with stakeholders using communication strategies and campaigns to engage citizens and build grassroots power. It uses performance, web, video, and radio to open a public space for incarcerated people, corrections officials, the formerly incarcerated, grassroots activists, and ordinary citizens to dialogue and organize around United State’s criminal justice system."
Rustbelt Radio now brings you this special 1 hour "Calls from Home" program, which is the 10th annual show that connects prisoners and their loved ones during the holiday season:
You've been listening to Calls from Home. The 10th annual holiday program that connects prisoners and their families. This program was produced by the Thousand Kites project. For more information go to www. thousand kites. org
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