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Outside:Inside Radio

Outside:Inside Radio

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Brought to you by Prison Arts Collective (PAC), Outside:Inside Radio showcases artists whose lives have been impacted by incarceration. Guests share their personal journeys, transforming through the power of the arts, and advocate for art as a human right. The show airs on KSPC 88.7 FM on Fridays at 9 am and Saturdays at 1 pm.

PAC works to expand access to the transformative power of the arts through the development of self-expression, reflection, communication, and empathy by providing multidisciplinary arts programming in correctional institutions and the justice-impacted community.
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Season 6 - Episode 8: Meetra Johansen
Season 6 - Episode 8: Meetra Johansen
Meetra Johansen is the co-founder of Huma House, a non-profit contemporary art initiative dedicated to representing artists that are driven to create a positive change in their community and partner with high impact organizations that are motivated by social justice. Meetra shares how to maintain the balance of art as commerce and healing and the experience of the youth-centered and community garden program at Huma House.
19:45
December 09, 2022
Season 6 - Episode 7: Artist, Professor and Director Emily Silver
Season 6 - Episode 7: Artist, Professor and Director Emily Silver
Emily Silver is an Artist, Art Professor, and Director of Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery at Santa Monica College. Emily discusses her experience with the Prison Arts Collective alumni panel workshop and the importance of creating an inclusive space for artists through education and collaborative effort with students in gallery spaces.
22:06
December 02, 2022
Season 6 - Episode 6: People’s Pottery Project - Co-founders and Directors Ilka & Domonique Perkins and Artist Regina Merceron
Season 6 - Episode 6: People’s Pottery Project - Co-founders and Directors Ilka & Domonique Perkins and Artist Regina Merceron
Ilka and Domonique Perkins, the Co-founders and Directors of People’s Pottery Project, and Regina Merceron, an artist and student of People’s Pottery Project, discuss their journey with art, ceramics, incarceration, and their mission to empower formerly incarcerated women, trans and non-binary people through their non-profit ceramic business, the People’s Pottery Project.
28:43
November 25, 2022
Season 6 - Episode 5: Educator, Lawyer and Creative Amir Whitaker
Season 6 - Episode 5: Educator, Lawyer and Creative Amir Whitaker
Amir Whitaker is the Senior Policy Counsel for the ACLU, the founder of Project Knucklehead, and a creative. He discusses his journey from his encounters with the criminal justice system to founding his nonprofit and becoming a teaching artist. You can find more of Amir's work at https://www.projectknucklehead.org.
33:06
November 11, 2022
Season 6 - Episode 4: Visual Artist Alberto Lule, "Berto"
Season 6 - Episode 4: Visual Artist Alberto Lule, "Berto"
Alberto Lule, “Berto” to his friends and colleagues, is a visual artist and MFA student at UC Irvine. He discusses his journey to becoming an artist and what motivates him to keep creating.
40:40
November 04, 2022
Season 6 - Episode 3: Writer and Artist Michele Scott
Season 6 - Episode 3: Writer and Artist Michele Scott
Michele Scott is a writer and artist who was a student in PAC’s first teaching cohort. She was recently released from prison and is the author of “I’m Trapped in a Women’s Prison During a Pandemic,” recently published in Elle. She discusses her life and art on the inside and outside, and how her creativity sustains her.
31:29
October 28, 2022
Season 6 - Episode 2: Artist, Writer, and Program Coordinator John Rodriguez
Season 6 - Episode 2: Artist, Writer, and Program Coordinator John Rodriguez
John Rodriguez is a formerly incarcerated writer who now works coordinating arts in corrections programming for PAC. John discusses his creative journey, including those who have influenced him as a writer and artist, and what his life is like now, post pandemic.
29:59
October 21, 2022
Season 6 - Episode 1: Artist and Educator Vin Ryan
Season 6 - Episode 1: Artist and Educator Vin Ryan
Vin is an artist based in Australia who facilitates art programs for Indigenous students at Ravenhall and Port Phillip Prisons in Melbourne. Vin discusses his work as an artist and as a teacher and the reasons for his current visit to the United States to work with the Prison Arts Collective.
26:24
October 14, 2022
Season 5 - Episode 6: TheatreWorkers Project Founder/Director, Susie Tanner and Lead Teaching Artist, James MacDonald
Season 5 - Episode 6: TheatreWorkers Project Founder/Director, Susie Tanner and Lead Teaching Artist, James MacDonald
Founder/Director of TheatreWorkers Project, Susie Tanner and Actor, Writer, Director, and one of the Lead Teaching Artists at the TheatreWorkers Project, James MacDonald, talk about their work with the TheatreWorkers Project and reflect on moving experiences from working with their participants.
33:53
April 08, 2022
Season 5 - Episode 5: Photographer Peter Merts
Season 5 - Episode 5: Photographer Peter Merts
Photographer and Prison Arts Collective Board Member, Peter Merts, talks about his journey with how he got started with photography from an early age to how his photography transformed into capturing intimate moments inside institutions for arts and corrections.
27:45
April 01, 2022
Season 5 - Episode 4: Actor and Writer Patrick Keating
Season 5 - Episode 4: Actor and Writer Patrick Keating
Actor, writer, Patrick Keating, shares his story about his journey from Québec, Canada to Vancouver, Canada. He was transformed through theater, writing, and his solo performance called “Inside/Out: A Prison Memoir."
28:00
March 25, 2022
Season 5 - Episode 3: Artist, Writer, and PAC Alumni Dominique Tanks
Season 5 - Episode 3: Artist, Writer, and PAC Alumni Dominique Tanks
Artist, writer, PAC alumni, Dominique Tanks, talks about how his experience with creative writing and visual art has helped cultivate a relationship with the people inside.
23:35
March 18, 2022
Season 5 - Episode 2: Director of Storytelling Cheryl Bonacci
Season 5 - Episode 2: Director of Storytelling Cheryl Bonacci
Cheryl Bonacci, the Director of Storytelling for the Civil Rights Corps, talks about her experience working with the youth and how storytelling helps bring to light the people and communities affected by the justice system.
28:53
March 11, 2022
Season 5 - Episode 1: Tribute to Ella Turenne
Season 5 - Episode 1: Tribute to Ella Turenne
Host, Kathie Foley-Myer, and the Founder of Prison Arts Collective, Annie Buckley, come together to celebrate our beloved co-host, Ella Turenne, who unexpectedly passed away in December. Ella's close friends and colleagues, Lori Pompa, the Founder and Executive Director of Inside-Out Center; Charlot Lucien, a Hatian storyteller and artist; Dr. Bridget Cooks, a professor in the Department of African American Studies and the Department of Art History at the University of California, Irvine; and Jimmy Wu, the Executive Director at InsideOUT Writers, share their memorable stories about Ella and reflect on her impactful achievements.
59:59
March 04, 2022
Season 4 - Episode 6: Actor Joey Cramer
Season 4 - Episode 6: Actor Joey Cramer
Actor Joey Cramer talks about his personal and artistic journey from his role in the film Flight the Navigator to his present endeavors and how his experiences have inspired him to continue being creative. (Music by PureDesignGirl)
24:19
January 07, 2022
Season 4 - Episode 5: Hausmann Quartet
Season 4 - Episode 5: Hausmann Quartet
Two of the members from the Hausmann Quartet, violinist Isaac Allen and cellist Alex Greenbaum, talk about how their string quartet came to be, and how music inspires them as musicians and as a non-profit organization. (Music by PureDesignGirl)
32:30
December 31, 2021
Season 4 - Episode 4: Artist Preston Smith
Season 4 - Episode 4: Artist Preston Smith
Artist Preston Smith shares his experience with his creative process, podcast, and insights about how to mindfully navigate art as a sustainable career as culture, technology, and time move forward. (Music by PureDesignGirl)
29:51
December 24, 2021
Season 4 - Episode 3: Brothers in Pen
Season 4 - Episode 3: Brothers in Pen
Creative writers from Brothers in Pen, Zoe Mullery, Watani Stiner, and Troy Williams talk about their experience with writing stories and how their writing group has helped them gain meaningful insights as activists, creative individuals, and as a community. (Music by PureDesignGirl)
40:03
December 17, 2021
Season 4 - Episode 2: Executive Director of AHJN Elida Ledesma
Season 4 - Episode 2: Executive Director of AHJN Elida Ledesma
Elida Ledesma is the Executive Director of the Arts for Healing and Justice Network (AHJN). Elida talks about her experience as the Executive Director and AHJN’s journey in providing art programs as a way of healing for young people affected by the juvenile justice system. Music by PureDesignGirl
26:28
December 10, 2021
Season 4 - Episode 1: Writer and Executive Director Jimmy Wu
Season 4 - Episode 1: Writer and Executive Director Jimmy Wu
Jimmy Wu is a writer and the Executive Director at InsideOUT Writers (IOW) in Los Angeles, California. Jimmy shares his experience with incarceration, how creative writing can help people, and about how IOW offers support for young people who are experiencing life during or after incarceration. Music by PureDesignGirl
35:41
November 19, 2021
Meet the PAC - Co-hosts Ella Turenne, Kathie Foley-Meyer (Season 4)
Meet the PAC - Co-hosts Ella Turenne, Kathie Foley-Meyer (Season 4)
Co-hosts Ella Turenne and Kathie Foley-Meyer reflect on the podcast’s journey and introduce the new addition of having creative prompts that listeners can engage with this upcoming season. Music by PureDesignGirl
12:32
November 12, 2021
Season 3 - Episode 6: Author Jesse Bliss
Season 3 - Episode 6: Author Jesse Bliss
Jesse Bliss talks to us about the Roots and Wings project and the reasons behind creating the book "I Love Myself Golden," both of which are projects created to help individuals acknowledge and overcome effects of violence and the carceral system.
42:15
September 17, 2021
Season 3 - Episode 5: Musician Chris Lamoreaux
Season 3 - Episode 5: Musician Chris Lamoreaux
Musician Chris Lamoreaux talks with us about how reconnecting with his indigenous heritage and having access to a guitar while he did time helped him find his voice. Today, Chris uses music and storytelling to inspire others to seek remedies to injustice, as well as to advocate for people struggling with mental health conditions and substance misuse disorder.
38:56
September 15, 2021
Season 3 - Episode 4: Ceramics Artist and Executive Director of the William James Association Laurie Brooks
Season 3 - Episode 4: Ceramics Artist and Executive Director of the William James Association Laurie Brooks
Laurie Brooks of the William James Association shares a bit about the history of arts in corrections, a field she's been working in since the 1980s and has reflected the tumultuous changes in policies and perceptions around incarceration that have been happening in California since then.
29:14
September 03, 2021
Season 3 - Episode 3: Rapper Milagro Jones
Season 3 - Episode 3: Rapper Milagro Jones
Rapper Milagro Jones tells us about how growing up without stable housing influenced not only his artmaking, but also his choice to become involved in bringing visibility to his community through his voice and his talent.
29:42
August 27, 2021
Season 3 - Episode 2: Author Belle Phelan
Season 3 - Episode 2: Author Belle Phelan
Author Belle Phelan tells us about how her involvement in programming during her incarceration helped her find her love and talent for writing, and became a way for her to make a living helping others and doing what she loves now that she's on the outside.
26:27
August 20, 2021
Season 3 - Episode 1: Musician and Sound Designer Eric “Maserati-E” Abercrombie
Season 3 - Episode 1: Musician and Sound Designer Eric “Maserati-E” Abercrombie
Musician and sound designer Eric Abercrombie, AKA Maserati-E, talks to us about creativity as community building within carceral spaces, and shares some of his original music. While serving time in San Quentin, Eric helped produce films with First Watch, a project dedicated to exploring the truth about life on the inside. Eric is currently the sound designer for the podcast Uncuffed.
22:16
August 13, 2021
Meet the PAC - Co-hosts Ella Turenne and Kathie Foley-Meyer
Meet the PAC - Co-hosts Ella Turenne and Kathie Foley-Meyer
Co-hosts Ella Turenne and Kathie Foley-Meyer talk about how their artistic journeys led them to Outside:Inside Radio, and what it means to create in carceral spaces.
26:36
August 09, 2021
Season 2 - Episode 6: Storyteller Joanne DeCaro
Season 2 - Episode 6: Storyteller Joanne DeCaro
Visual storyteller Joanne DeCaro tells us about her work collecting and archiving stories from people impacted by COVID-19 while experiencing incarceration.  Along with a coalition of fellow students and professors, she has spent the last year building the PrisonPandemic database at University of California Irvine, hoping to preserve history in the voices of those who have experienced it first-hand.
27:30
June 06, 2021
Season 2 - Episode 5: Author Judith Favor
Season 2 - Episode 5: Author Judith Favor
Writer, former pastor, and practicing Quaker Judith Favor tells us about her experience befriending Rosie, a woman on death row whose friendship became the inspiration for Favor's latest book.
29:55
June 06, 2021
Season 2 - Episode 4: Musician and founder of The Worthy Movement, Rob Woods
Season 2 - Episode 4: Musician and founder of The Worthy Movement, Rob Woods
We're joined by Rob Woods, a songwriter and musician whose original song Worthy (which you'll hear at the end of this episode) inspired his mission to bring free haircuts and meals to the residents of LA's Skid Row, and making sure that everyone he meets knows their own worth.
22:50
May 20, 2021
Season 2 - Episode 3: Lyricist Douglas Jessop
Season 2 - Episode 3: Lyricist Douglas Jessop
Musician, writer, and social justice advocate Douglas Jessop joins us to talk about how he uses his work for self-expression and self-knowledge, as well as a way to process, heal from, and ultimately affect change and growth in the world around him. He also performs an original work.
24:36
May 20, 2021
Season 2 - Episode 2: Surrealist Tara Dunbar
Season 2 - Episode 2: Surrealist Tara Dunbar
Missouri Artist Tara Dunbar shares her experience using art for contemplation, community, and healing. 
28:31
May 03, 2021
Season 2 - Episode 1: Painter Marisa DeLuca
Season 2 - Episode 1: Painter Marisa DeLuca
Marisa DeLuca's highly personal work deals with themes of temporality and loss, boundaries and the body, and draws inspiration from art history and the changing world around us.
32:51
April 28, 2021
Meet the PAC - Teaching Team members Heather Roessler and Mark Taylor
Meet the PAC - Teaching Team members Heather Roessler and Mark Taylor
A conversation with two of PAC's long term contributors: Artist Heather Roessler and writer Mark Taylor talk about how they use their skills to bring the healing power of the arts to our participants on the inside.
38:07
April 28, 2021
Meet the PAC - Annie Buckley, founder of Prison Arts Collective
Meet the PAC - Annie Buckley, founder of Prison Arts Collective
A conversation between our new host, Ella Turenne, and the founder of Prison Arts Collective, Professor Annie Buckley.  This is the story of how PAC grew from a single art class into an organization that brings the transformative power of the arts to hundreds of students in correctional facilities across California.
26:11
March 17, 2021
Season 1- Episode 6: Pen and Ink Artist Rene Rodriguez
Season 1- Episode 6: Pen and Ink Artist Rene Rodriguez
Rene Rodriguez is a pen and ink artist looking to help other people use art and creativity to break free from negative thinking.
25:08
January 25, 2021
Season 1- Episode 5: Author, Creator, Choreographer, and Wordsmith: Ernst Fenelon Jr.
Season 1- Episode 5: Author, Creator, Choreographer, and Wordsmith: Ernst Fenelon Jr.
A conversation with Ernst Fenelon Jr., author of "Three Things Everybody Wants to Know About You: Five Step Plan for Live Success" and co-creator of the theatrical movement documentary "Angee's Journey", the story of a mother's 800-mile journey to visit her son in prison.
47:16
January 15, 2021
Season 1- Episode 4: Photorealistic Painter, Ezequiel Gonzalez
Season 1- Episode 4: Photorealistic Painter, Ezequiel Gonzalez
Ezequiel Gonzalez is a photorealistic painter currently living in Mexico and curating shows in Southern California. He teaches art classes and collaborates with current and former students, maintaining a constant dialogue between artistic peers.
35:29
January 12, 2021
Season 1- Episode 3: Poet and Activist, Wendy Staggs
Season 1- Episode 3: Poet and Activist, Wendy Staggs
Wendy Staggs is a poet and activist who turned her early experimentation with visual mediums into a lifelong commitment,  advocating for the power of the arts in the lives of people affected by incarceration.
31:23
January 04, 2021
Season 1- Episode 2: Tattoo and Graffiti Artist, Damien Aguilar
Season 1- Episode 2: Tattoo and Graffiti Artist, Damien Aguilar
Damien Aguilar is a painter who started as a graffiti artist in California’s Inland Empire. Damien learned the art of tattooing and now owns his own tattoo shop. His works on canvas have been featured in a recent music video by Canadian R&B pop artist Massari.
23:07
January 04, 2021
Season 1- Episode 1: Fiber Artist Carole Alden
Season 1- Episode 1: Fiber Artist Carole Alden
"Carole Alden is a self-taught fiber artist that focuses on translating her life experiences into larger-than-life mixed media sculptures. She is currently living and working in Utah, and plans to travel the country teaching art to victims of domestic violence."
32:58
December 24, 2020