Joe Bradford had already survived poverty, prison, and kidney disease when a little girl asked him to be her father. Now, “Papa” Joe runs a ministry called Elijah’s Heart out of the community center in J.C. Napier Place homes, and he coordinates efforts to feed hungry kids and their families in South Nashville and around the city. He is interviewed by Joshua Martin, a rapper who grew up in the community and is using his music to uplift youth.
WeHome is Erica Ciccarone’s podcast about the changing face of Nashville neighborhoods that a number of artists and galleries call home. Ciccarone produces the roughly biweekly podcast in collaboration with Seed Space and Nashville Metro Planning Department, and funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and Nashville Public Television. BURNAWAY is a proud host of this community-based project.