Special Programming 2016

Honourable Mentions to Dave Del Rizzo and others for Steamfest in the Park (CFUZ -FM)

Honourable Mention to Dave Campbell and others for At Home and Overseas (CiTR-FM)

The winning program’s is a program where –  Each week they take small bites out of a big question.  How could rap or poetry help inmates at the Edmonton Remand Centre find a different life, and what roadblocks might be in their way? The second half of a two-part documentary speaking to inmates in the Edmonton Remand Centre’s Boot Camp unit.  In the episode, John Howard Society’s Howie Hoggins speaks to us about what’s ahead for men in the Boot Camp unit transitioning out of prison. Métis writer and researcher Patti Laboucane-Benson tell us what her graphic novel The Outside Circle has to say about why so many Aboriginal people end up behind bars. And we hear more poetry from Boot Camp unit inmates Joshua Charles Thom, Michael Nelson, and Nathan Laboucan.

Congratulations –

Sara Khembo Alfazema, Chris Chang-Yen Phillips, Joe Hartfeil – All That Matters Boot Camp Poets (CJSR-FM)


Other notes: – Sara Alfazema was a CJSR news volunteer from 2014-2015. Chris Chang-Yen Phillips works as CJSR’s News Coordinator. Joe Hartfeil works as CJSR’s Production Coordinator.