posted: 4/27/2015

April is National Poetry Month, each Monday this month WTUL News & Views will air an episode of The Prison Poetry Workshop Radio Series. Prison Poetry Workshop is a public radio show, hosted by Rend Smith, that travels across the country exploring the history and stories connected to the prison poetry literary form. This morning we explore prison poetry and prisoner poets with Alabama Prison Arts & Education Project in Alabama’s Staton Prison.

John Lomax and his son Alan toured the South in the 1930s gathering music for the Library of Congress. Life then, and now, can be pretty tough in Alabama prisons. We travel with the inspirational Alabama Prison Arts & Education Project looking for prison poetry and prison poets to discover how the music of poetry heals

Segment A:

We visit Staton prison, where a group of ten prisoners gather around a table with Keyes Stevens of the the Alabama Prison Arts and Education Project. The group believes in creating a safe space for sharing poetry, but it also has high standards. When an inmate’s poetry is found wanting, the group isn’t shy about calling him out.


Workshop: Keyes Stevens takes listeners through a writing exercise where they explore disparate objects through verse. Former prisoner and poet Bryce Johnson then breaks in to tell us how he once broke out, and how pastimes like poetry helped keep him out of  trouble once he was caught and brought back to prison.


Poetry can play a huge role in a young person’s life, especially if that young person gets caught up in the juvenile justice system. Former wards of the state of Alabama like Daniel Miller tell us about the Alabama Writers Forum, where teachers successfully connect with at-risk kids through poetry and where one veteran teacher says he’s never encountered a behavior problem. Then poet and ex-offender Randall Horton tells  us how poetry helped him gain a deeper sense of self and family.

posted: 4/22/2015

Principle Bassist for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and member of local chamber group Musaica, Dave Anderson has had a long career as multifaceted player and composer. Dave stopped by WTUL to talk about his career thus far, including the importance of his relationships with bass virtuoso Frank Proto and Philadelphia Orchestra Principle Bassist Hal Robinson to his writing. Dave also talks about his association with the annual Britt Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon, proclaims his love of New Orleans, and offers advice for where you can get the best seats in the soon-to-reopen Orpheum Theater. Finally, Dave discusses his relationship with Musaica and the upcoming world premiere of a new sextet that will be performed for their season-ending April 26 & 27 program, Mostly Mozart.

Please note, recordings of Dave Anderson compositions were removed from this interview for legal reasons. Also, the date of the first Musaica concert has been moved from Monday, April 20 to Monday, April 27.

Musaica presents “Mostly Mozart“
Sunday, April 26, 3:00 p.m.
St. John’s Episcopal Church
718 Jackson Street, Thibodaux

Monday, April 27, 7:30 p.m. 
Munholland Methodist Church,
1201 Metairie Road, Metairie

W.A. Mozart: Flute Quartet in D major
James Legg:
Suite for Oboe and Harp
W.A. Mozart:
String Quintet in G minor
David Anderson:
“Couperin Variations” - Sextet for Flute, Trombone, Violin, Viola, Double Bass, and Harp

posted: 4/22/2015

Gahiji and Loyola Law Professor Bill Quigley talk bail bonds

posted: 4/22/2015

Gahiji discusses bail bonds and plays talks from Justice and Beyond featuring talks from District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro  and Bill Quigley with an additional intervew with Loyola Professor Bill Quigley.

posted: 3/14/2015

BADBADNOTGOOD and Ghostface Killah just killed it! DJ Windows 98 bout to come up @thebukuproject #BUKU15

posted: 3/14/2015

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