We teach digital audio storytelling in San Quentin and Solano Prisons in California. In weekly classes taught by professional journalists, participants learn how to make an audio story — from the first pitch to the final draft.
Student producers interview other people in prison about their personal stories. Using professional audio equipment, software, and computers we’ve brought inside the prisons, students edit those stories into “audio gems” of 5 to 8 minutes. The stories air on the KALW program Crosscurrents, and can be heard on our website here.
The Uncuffed Playlist
In our Uncuffed Playlist classes at Solano State Prison, students learn how to be radio DJs. They choose an hour of their favorite music and get on the mic to talk about how those songs relate to their lives.Listen