In collaboration with a small team including Dr. Catherine Roma, Jarred Small, Pat Wynn Brown, and Edward Julian, I produced a 38-episode conversation series called Radio OPAC. This series has been meant to invigorate and expand conversation at the intersection of the arts and the justice system through the pandemic. We interviewed people working at this intersection inside and outside Ohio, with all kinds of connection points to the justice system. Notable guests have included musician and community activist Michael Powell, author of Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration Nicole Fleetwood, Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour, the artists of We Amplify Voices, art therapist Holly Smith, and director of Dances for Solidarity Sarah Dahnke.
Below, a few conversations led by me. The full Radio OPAC back-catalog can be viewed at the Ohio Prison Arts Connection YouTube page