Fri April 16th
donnie betts’ Destination Freedom Black Radio Days is the revival of a radio drama from the 1940’s. At that time it told the stories of African American heroes. In 1999, donnie betts approached a local radio station with a plan to bring it back. His revival brings to light both famous and new stories of African American freedom. Often performed by actors in front of a live audience of students, and accompanied by incredible musicians Destination Freedom is broadcast and syndicated across the country.
We work in and around Aurora, Denver, and Boulder Colorado and our reach is even broader because we broadcast and stream internationally.
I want to be a great storyteller–a collector of stories from people who sometimes are not heard, and even if they are heard, that narrative is lost in all of the noise of good intentions or lack of understanding.
Collaborations with other artists, business, and organizations.
I am a social activist that uses art, radio, film, TV, and storytelling to encourage honest and open dialogue about the issues we face as a world.
Destination Freedom Black Radio Days moves into twenty years of sharing the stories of people of color. Using radio drama, history, music, and community sharing. We bring together artists and community members to tell stories from the past. We move into today and the future by having a 3-year plan of intention around themes of law enforcement and the community, mass incarceration issues, and the wealth gap.