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Bring Your Own and Unprisoned Present: 'Pig Tales'

Claire Bangser
Bring Your Own
Jabari Brown telling his story at the Bring Your Own 'Born On Parole' event on March 3rd, 2016

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on

This Bring Your Own story was produced as part of Unprisoned, a project of WWNO and Finding America. It was told on March 3, 2016 at the Michalopoulos Studio, and later produced by Karen Gardner. The theme of the evening was "Born on Parole," and Jabari Brown won with his story called "Pig Tales."

The next BYO will take place Thursday April 21 at the Jazz and Heritage Center on Rampart Street. More at


Unprisoned: Stories From The System is produced by Eve Abrams and brought to you by New Orleans Public Radio and Finding America, a national initiative produced by AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, Incorporated, and with financial support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Wyncote Foundation, the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Subscribe to Unprisoned on iTunes for more stories about the effects of mass incarceration on our city, and find photographs, links to resources and more on our Facebook page.

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