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I, Destini

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics there are approximately 2.3 million people in prisons or local jails in the United States. And many of those individuals have family members living life on the outside who experience their own set of challenges.

Destini Riley is a 15-year-old Durham-based artist who knows about this first hand; her older brother Carlos Riley Jr. is serving a 10-year federal prison sentence. She recently collaborated with documentarian Nicholas Pilarski on a film that shows her point of view. 

Host Frank Stasio talks with Destini Riley and Nicholas Pilarski about the new film “I,Destini” that premieres at Durham’s Hayti Heritage Center next Tuesday, July 28 at 7 p.m.

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Hady Mawajdeh is a native Texan, born and raised in San Antonio. He listened to Fresh Air growing up and fell in love with public radio. He earned his B.A. in Mass Communication at Texas State University and specialized in electronic media. He worked at NPR affiliate stations KUT and KUTX in Austin, Texas as an intern, producer, social media coordinator, and a late-night deejay.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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