Remaking the Exceptional Podcast on 90.5 FM KSJS

Many hand-written names in white ink are connected by white lines in a constellation pattern. The background is a uniform dark pattern of expanding and contracting rings, like a tree.

Tea Project (Amber Ginsburg & Aaron Hughes), Tracing the Torture Tree | Chicago to Guantánamo | The ecosystem of police and military violence from John Burge and his co-accused to Richard Zuley, 2022. Courtesy of the Tea Project. 

Wednesdays at 1:30pm PDT

Tune in to SJSU’s radio station, 90.5 FM KSJS, on Wednesdays at 1:30pm PT to hear the Tea Project’s podcast “Remaking the Exceptional.” Each episode brings together activists, artists, poets, and torture survivors to investigate connections between policing and incarceration in Chicago and the human rights violations at the US military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The Tea Project suggests that sitting, sipping, and reflecting over a cup of tea with others can create the space for conversations on difficult and at times painful subjects, but also can create opportunities to envision a new set of social relations. 

The first broadcast will premiere on June 26, International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, and run through July 31. 

Listen on 90.5 FM or via TuneIn.

Listen on TuneIn

  • June 26 — Episode 1: Tea, Tenderness, and Torture 
  • July 3 — Episode 2: Maps, Memory, and Violence 
  • July 10 — Episode 3: Poetry, Resilience, and Resistance 
  • July 17 — Episode 4: Ships, Contradictions, and Confinement 
  • July 24 — Episode 5: Trees, Solidarity, and Struggle 
  • July 31 — Episode 6: Flowers, Freedom, and Justice 

KSJS will re-air the series in Fall 2024 – check back here for dates and times. 

This program is presented in conjunction with Seeing through Stone, a multi-sited exhibition that is part of Visualizing Abolition.