UpFront – WMUA, 91.1 FM
An Interview with Ellen Condliffe
BPI Distinguished Fellow Ellen Lagemann was interviewed about BPI by Daria Fisk on UpFront – WMUA, 91.1 fm, December 12, 2012.
All Things Considered
Bard Conservatory Orchestra Performs At Local Prison
Lara Pellegrinelli interviews BPI Executive Director Max Kenner, a BPI student, and a Bard College student in her story about the Bard Conservatory Orchestra’s performance in Eastern Correctional Facility, which is believed to be the first time a full orchestra has performed within an American prison. The piece aired on December 4, 2009.
The Leonard Lopate Show
An interview with BPI Executive Director Max Kenner and BPI Alumnus Justice Walston. Lopate, Kenner, and Walston discuss the withdrawal of public support for higher education in prisons during the mid-1990s, the subsequent entry of Bard College into the New York State prison system, and the merits of higher education in prison. The piece aired on November 4, 2008.
Turning Orderly Lives into Chaos
Terry Gross interviews two-time National Book Award nominee Scott Spencer, who talks about his experience teaching fiction writing for the Bard Prison Initiative.>
German Public Radio
"Meine Zukunft: Studieren Hinter Gittern"
"My Future: Studying Behind Bars"
German Public Radio reporter Kateri Jochum visits a first-year grammar class at Bayview Correctional Facility for women in Manahattan. She talks to current students and faculty members about the daily realities of teaching and studying at Bayview, and meets with a Bard graduate, now released, who is preparing to go back to school to earn her BA. This piece aired on February 14, 2011.
Another Look at Henry Cowell
John Schaefer and Leon Botstein discuss American composer Henry Cowell, crime, punishment, and the arts, as Botstein reflects on the Bard Prison Initiative.