Sending Messages: The Podcast
True stories, poetry, interview and radio plays written, performed and produced by youth in a secure care facility in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Happy Mothers Day!  This episode is all about the first woman in our lives, our mother.  But the experience that our contributors have had ranges from the tragic to the uplifting, and a lot of them in between.  Poetry from Taylor and Alias, a slam poetry piece from Yours Truly, music from NMZ, Dan, KO and Dee Thrill, and a letter from Kaylee.  To finish it off, an interview with Jailen, Gee, and Jay-L.  Dubski hosts this episode, as well as contributing his own acoustic song. Send Us Feedback!

Direct download: Episode_14_-_Happy_Mothers_Day.m4a
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There is a series of violence prevention organizations springing up in gang and drug infested communities all across America.  A great number of the people involved in these movements are former gang members and drug dealers.  In 2010, acclaimed documentary filmmaker Steve James followed three of these violence 'interrupters' through the troubled streets of Chicago, documenting their struggle to end gang violence in their community.  This last winter he brought those same three interrupters to the Sundance film festival with him to show the film.  This gave the staff at Sending Messages the opportunity to meet them and interview them.  Here's what happened.

Direct download: Episode_13.m4a
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