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Jesse Dukes

In this bonus episode of Motive, we bring you some excerpts from a special project we created. After a years-long investigation into prisons, we wanted to make something that wasn’t just aboutpeople in prison, but also for them. In August of this year we collaborated with radio stations across Illinois to create a broadcast that was heard in prisons statewide. We played sounds incarceratedpeople requested to hear from the other side of the prison wall, and dedications for sounds that family members thought would be important totheir loved ones. People requested simple sounds from the outside world, like babies laughing, rain on a tin roof, the waves of Lake Michigan. We also played people’s music requests and even an original song, “Bring It Back”, created by some students of the Rebirth of Sound program, inside Stateville Correctional Center in Joliet, Illinois.
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Chicago is geographically in the Midwest. But many people believe that being “Midwestern” is something else entirely.
In this live podcast episode, two actors playing New York and Chicago duke it out over who will host the coveted 1893 World’s Fair.