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PPW - Marquee: We Free Singers Be

From Working Narratives | Part of the Prison Poetry Workshop series | 54:35

Sit in any prison classroom or recreation room in any prison in the country and ask yourself: How many writers are in the room. How many people are writing rhymes or poems? Carefully-folded pieces of paper come out of pockets – words written in tightly stylized hand-writing. And more often than not, writing is kept hidden in prisons - not out in the open.

5123470221_8072ebefd4_q_small So today, we’re traveling not just to San Quentin but around the country to unpack this art form called prison poetry. We’ll visit the life of one legendary prison poet of the 1960s - who eventually helped lead a literary movement.  We’ll visit the backwoods of Alabama to find poets who are currently incarcerated… and who can knock your socks off with just a few dozen words. And we’ll ask you, the listener, to write a little poetry too.

COVID-19 & Beach Town Economies

From Working Narratives | Part of the Coronavirus / COVID-19 in coastal North Carolina series | 02:46

The mayor of Atlantic Beach, Trace Cooper, is preparing for a summer unlike he’s ever seen before. Cooper speaks to how the pandemic could disrupt – or boost – his small beach town's tourism economy.

Shoresides_news_logo_small The mayor of Atlantic Beach, Trace Cooper, is preparing for a summer unlike he’s ever seen before. Cooper speaks to how the pandemic could disrupt – or boost – his small beach town's tourism economy. 

Broadcast from the Working Narratives studio, this series compiles community stories about COVID-19 from coastal North Carolina.

Andrew Brown Jr. & Elizabeth City Local Organizer Interview

From Working Narratives | 01:15:00

Reporter Sarah Sloan spoke with community organizer and Elizabeth City local Quentin Jackson about what is happening in Elizabeth City and with the case as the community responds to the police killing of Andrew Brown.

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Reporter Sarah Sloan spoke with community organizer and Elizabeth City local Quentin Jackson about what is happening in Elizabeth City and with the case as the community responds to the police killing of Andrew Brown.