Robert King, Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace have been made famous by their treatment at the infamous Angola State Prison in Angola, Louisiana. Named for a former slave plantation, the prison, according to Mr. King; the only member of the Angola Three both alive and free, holds the record for keeping someone in solitary confinement. In the case of Mr. Woodfox, he's spent 23 hours a day in a 6x9 foot cell for 41 years. Don Merrill talks with Robert King about the necessity to define oneself, the coming to terms with bitterness and why the bigger story isn't about the three men themselves, but the movement to end unlawful solitary confinement.
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This past week, the Portland Police Bureau has conducted sweeps of a number of camps of houseless individuals across the city, most prominently in the South Park Blocks and at St. Francis Park in inner SE Portland. KBOO's volunteer news team follows up on the police's activity at St. Francis and speaks with Israel Bayer of Street Roots for background on police sweeps in Portland and how houseless folks can respond. 6:17 minutes (5.75 MB)
KBOO Community Radio 90.7 FMhas been awarded a five thousand dollar grant from the Fund For Investigative Journalism (FIJ) to conduct an investigation of Oregon legislation which has been influenced or created by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).