Jay Allison

Producer

Jay Allison is an independent journalist and leader in public broadcasting. He produces The Moth Radio Hour and has created dozens of documentary programs and series. Over the past 35 years, he has been a frequent contributor to NPR news programs and This American Life, and is a six-time Peabody Award winner. He hosted and produced This I Believe on NPR and co-edited the bestselling companion books. He is founder of the public media websites, Transom.org and the Public Radio Exchange (prx.org). He was a central figure in the founding of FRONTLINE’s original podcast series, The FRONTLINE Dispatch.

UPDATE: Living With Murder
In December 2017, after serving 30 years of his life sentence, Kempis Songster left Graterford Prison on lifetime parole. In this update to the Living with Murder series, we learn where he is one year later.
January 10, 2019
Living With Murder: Part Two
We continue to follow the story of Kempis Songster and the Supreme Court rulings that found his sentence, and thousands of others, to be unconstitutional.
November 22, 2017
Living With Murder: Part One
At 15, after committing a brutal murder, Kempis Songster is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. But now, decades later, he has a chance to be free.
November 16, 2017
A Life Sentence
The story of a violent crime committed by a juvenile lifer whose second chance went horribly wrong.
November 9, 2017