Calls for Justice

Perry Patterson

February 18, 2024

Over the next few episodes of Calls for Justice, you’ll hear stories from the people who worked on the project, from creating the concept to painting the booth.

Perry Patterson has been working at WABE for more than three decades. He built the phone booth structure that houses the payphone and helped engineer higher quality recordings by running a lav mic through the phone.

Calls for Justice is an interactive podcast experiment, inspired by the intent of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967: to provide and extend a platform for education and innovation through a diversity of voices and programming that reflect and serve the public.

As a way of questioning justice in media, Calls for Justice democratizes both voice and ownership of the podcast, aiming to interrogate barriers in media such as gatekeeping and power hoarding; lack of ownership; discrimination; and access to resources.


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