Ron Coleman, teacher and trainer with the Hearing Voices Movement
Are voices real -- or are they just auditory hallucinations and sign of mental illness? Is it best to try to control and get rid of voices -- or listen and discover their meaning? After being sexually abused by a priest and in grief at the death of his first wife, Scottish advocate Ron Coleman started hearing voices, was labeled a chronic schizophrenic and spent six years in psychiatric hospitals. Ron describes his remarkable recovery, and how he became a renowned teacher and leading trainer with the Hearing Voices movement in the UK. http://www.workingtorecovery.co.uk/
In light of the death of Osama Bin Laden, the world has been reflecting on the upcoming ten-year anniversary of September 11lth. While Sarika Mehta was visiting Washington, DC, she sat down with Deepa Iyer and Afshan Khoja from the community activist organization, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT). Deepa discussed how September 11th has impacted the South Asian community in the US, as well as other minorities.
Ruth Kovac will be loved and missed, in this last episode she interviews Dave Dahl of Dave's Killer Bread and how his company continues to help ex-con's to get on their feet and stay on the right path.
Prison Pipeline will continue to air and stay on the mission of justice, progress, and hope.
Omar Khadr, the Canadian child soldier who has been locked in Guantanamo for over 8 years, is finally slated to return to Canada. He will spend seven more years in prison there. His Canadian attorneys have been preparing him for the transition. Tune in to hear Dennis Edney, one of Khadr's attorneys, talk about the latest court and WikiLeaks revelations in the case and about the steps they have taken to prepare Omar for the change.
Host Carlos Chavez interviews social rights activist and co-founder of the Brown Berets in Los Angeles, Carlos Montes. His house was raided by the FBI on May 17th of this year and was the most recent in a string of raids and subpoenas on activists and labor union members throughout the country. They discuss these recent accounts of repression by the FBI as well as past experiences. Carlos Montes is facing firearm charges and is due for another court appearance on July 6th.