Kite Line

Series produced by WFHB

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Kite Line is a radio program devoted to prison issues around the Midwest and beyond.

Behind the prison walls, a message is called a kite: whispered words, a note passed hand to hand, or a request submitted to the guards for medical care. Illicit or not, sending a kite means trusting that other people will bear it farther along till it reaches its destination. On the show, we hope to pass along words across the prison walls.

Explore the episode archive at kitelineradio.org


239 Pieces

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Our show this week returns with the second part of a conversation between Kite Line’s Micol Seigel and three members of the Carbondale, Illinois co...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:27:00
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This week, we share the first part of a conversation between Garrett Felber and Micol Seigel. Felber has been on the show before, discussing the Na...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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In this episode, we share information about the recent disturbances in St. Louis. Afterwards, we have the second part of a conversation with Balago...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
From: WFHB
Series: Kite Line
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Up first, we have a comprehensive overview of prisoner protests compiled by Perilous Chronicle, who are collecting information about the many priso...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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For our show this week, we have the first part of a conversation between Kite Line’s Micol Seigel and three members of the Carbondale, Illinois com...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
From: WFHB
Series: Kite Line
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This week, we are trying something new so that we can cover the full range of increased prisoner struggles. We will be teaming up with Perilous Chr...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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This week, we return to an important conversation about grand juries and state repression. Recently, Steve Martinez, an Indigenous and Chicano Wate...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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This week, we brought together three segments that focus on ways the system attempts to repress participants in collective struggles and those who ...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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Mwalimu Shakur, who spoke in last week’s episode about COVID-19 protocols in his facility, returns this week to share more reflections. He shares f...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
From: WFHB
Series: Kite Line
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This week, we followup on the COVID-19 conditions at Corcoran Prison in California and share news from the uprising in the St. Louis Jail. Afterwa...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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On January 30th, guards attacked Robert Earl Council, and beat him until he was unconscious. Council, also known as Kinetik Justice, is a longtime...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
From: WFHB
Series: Kite Line
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This week, we share audio in support of Dan Baker and Loren Reed, and from Panagioti Tsolkas, who tells us about the important #CagingCOVID campaig...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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On Kite Line this week, we share two interviews with advocates working on the physical well-being of those locked inside. The first conversation we...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
From: WFHB
Series: Kite Line
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This week on Kite Line, we have a wide variety of ongoing prison news- ranging from the recent executions of prisoners in Terre Haute to a prison d...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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This week, we share an urgent statement from the Free Alabama Movement about their ongoing hunger strike and economic blackout. Afterwards, we spea...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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Happy New Year! This week, we broadcast kites from Strawberry Hampton in Illinois and Daniel Dawson in Saskatchewan, who both called in this week t...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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Today, we broadcast Part 2 of our series on Compassionate Release. Compassionate Release is the principle that sentences should be adjusted given “...

  • Added: Dec 25, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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This week on Kite Line, we share a call from a prisoner located in Seattle, who exposes his facility’s careless treatment of prisoners in the face ...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
From: WFHB
Series: Kite Line
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This week, we are talking about youth in detention. We are laying the groundwork to continue to talk to current prisoners who were placed in facili...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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This week, we are airing two kites- the first from a woman advocating for her brother, Billie Allen, who is on death row here in Indiana, despite h...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2020
  • Length: 29:00