McClinton to co-host weekly radio program

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 21 – State Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, will co-host a weekly radio program from 11 a.m. to noon every Thursday on radio station WTTM, 1680 AM.

The program, entitled "Voices from the Inside," will focus on the state's prison system and reducing crime.

McClinton will be joined by co-hosts state Rep. Leslie Acosta, D-Phila., Esteban Cabrera and author Hugh Taft-Morales.

"I am excited to have this opportunity to discuss our criminal justice system," McClinton said. "This new program will offer a voice to those currently incarcerated and will promote the sharing of ideas between prisoners and us on the outside. Thanks to Rep. Acosta, who developed the idea and invited me to participate in such a meaningful program.

"By meeting those currently in prison, I hope that the listeners will understand the need for changes and improvements in our current system. We need to establish more humane methods to house our prisoners and work with them so they can be rehabilitated and can return to society and contribute. We waste so much money incarcerating those who have committed minor offenses and by locking them up for extended periods of time, we make it harder for them to blend back in to society and hold a meaningful job. 

"Additionally, we will be discussing community programs which may reduce violence and crime."

The program will air live at 11 a.m. every Thursday on 1680 AM, and it can also be streamed live at http://wttm.serverroom.us/wttm.

The station is the most powerful Spanish-language radio station in the country, but this program will be broadcast in English.