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Stateside: Friday, March 31, 2023

Today on the show, we revisited an education program at the Lakeland Correctional Facility that trains people living on the inside in high-end culinary techniques. This training program, its students, and the extraordinary man who runs it are the subject of a new documentary film, Coldwater Kitchen. It offers a lens on modern corrections, and also the place and power of food in our culture. We spoke with the program's director and the director and co-writer of the new film, debuting at the Freep Film Festival in April.

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  • Jimmy Lee Hill, executive chef instructor, Lakeland Correctional Facility
  • Charles Ralston, culinary arts tutor, Lakeland Correctional Facility
  • Christopher Dorch, culinary arts student, Lakeland Correctional Facility
  • Mark Kurlyandchik, co-writer and co-director, Coldwater Kitchen
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