Calls From Home

The Thousand Kites Project has produced the 9th Annual Calls From Home holiday radio broadcast for prisoners and their families. Listen to a sample of the show here: calls from home

Thousand Kites is excited to offer community radio stations and individuals the 9th annual national radio program Calls from Home. The program features phone calls from mothers and children, brothers and grandparents, sharing the intimate power of families speaking directly to their incarcerated loved ones. Poets and musicians read and sing across phone lines and prison walls. Calls from Home, produced in the coalfields of central Appalachia, reaches a national network of prisoners, their loved ones and public listeners through community radio in an effort to educate the public about the criminal justice system. Started in 1998 by artists at Appalshop, the program was first a local response to the growing prison industry in their rural community.

Want to help get Calls From Home heard all over the country?

Here’s what you can do:
• Host a community meeting or, if you can, play it for a group of prisoners using the CALLS FROM HOME short program and facilitation guide.
• Download a copy of CALLS FROM HOME for your local community radio station and suggest that they broadcast the program.
• Blog about CALLS FROM HOME. Embed the audio, banners, and text from this page. Write a short commentary. Email us a link to your blog and your mailing address and we will send you a free copy of our award-winning documentary UP THE RIDGE. (offer for the first 50 bloggers to contact us)

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