Join Appalshop's Thousand Kites project in its 10th annual Calls from Home radio program for prisoners and their families. Get involved with using the power of radio to connect families and to speak to those behind bars of our nation's prisons.
Call us toll-free at 877-518-0606 (sing a song, read a poem, and speak from the heart to those incarcerated.)
Record your calls on our answering machine between Nov. 23rd - Dec. 6th or call our live recorded program on Dec. 7th and get the completed program December 8th. The phone-line is toll-free at 877-518-0606.
The United States has 2.4 million people behind bars. Thousand Kites wants you to lend your support to a powerful grassroots radio and community project that reaches into our nation's prisons and lets those inside know they are not forgotten.
Thousand Kites is excited to offer community radio stations and individuals the 10th annual national radio program Calls from Home. Now in its 10th year, 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.
Thousand Kites needs your support in spreading the word. You can help out by playing the program to your community group, church or even inside a prison and then hosting a discussion about the program. This is a simple way to start a discussion in your community.