Prison issues

The Law & the Left: Capital Punishment

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Mon, 10/26/2009

 In the first of the Old Mole Mole's new feature, The Law and the Left, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker  discuss why the case of Cameron Todd Willingham, executed in 2004 in Texas for a crime of which he was almost certainly innocent,  is so central to the fight against capital punishment.   Read Mike Snedeker's  piece at Counterpunch.  Mike also recommends the blog The StandDown Texas Project for a critical take on the death-dealing Texas justice system.

13:37 minutes (7.79 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/29/09

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Thu, 10/29/2009 - 9:30am - 10:15am

Repealing the Death Penalty: What can Oregonians learn from the successful repeal movement in New Mexico?

Host Miriam Widman interviews activists from the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and others.

The CIA, Health Professionals, Torture and Human Experimentation; Dr. Scott Allen

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A Deeper Look
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Thu, 10/22/2009

Tune in to hear Dr. Scott Allen of Physicians for Human Rights and co-author of the newly published report; Aiding Torture: Ethics and Human Rights Violations Revealed in the May 2004 CIA Inspector General's Report. The newly released CIA Torture report reveals so far undisclosed techniques used to "break" prisoners in Guantanamo and Bagram Air base in Afghanistan. It also gives the clearest picture yet of the central role played by Health Professionals in the CIA's "Interrogation" program.

29:23 minutes (26.9 MB)

EcoNvergence--Tara Herevil

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Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 10/19/2009

We presented Tara Herevil’s talk from October 2, 2009 at the EcoNvergence gathering. Tara focused her comments on our theme, “Is the present prison system financially sustainable?”

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24:01 minutes (21.98 MB)

Project Censored Benefit for KBOO

KBOO is excited to announce that the editors of Project Censored 2010 will be hosting a benefit for the station. All proceeds except book sales will go to KBOO.

What: An Evening with Project Censored

When: 11/07/2009

Time: 5-7:30PM

Where: First Unitarian Church Main Sanctuary

            1211 SW Main St

             Portland, OR 97205

Donation: $5-15 sliding scale, $10 suggested donataion

Information/Tickets: 503.231.8032 ext 222

 

Interview with Dennis Sobin

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Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 10/12/2009

Dennis Sobin, Director of Safe Streets Arts Foundation, talked about the opportunity provided by his foundation for prisoners to show their creativity. An annual program presented at Kennedy Center in Washington DC includes plays, poems and music by prisoners. We look forward to presenting a few of these plays on future Prison Pipeline programs.

29:03 minutes (13.3 MB)

Felony Franks

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Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 09/28/2009

Jim Andrews, owner of Felony Franks told us about his hot dog stand that only hires ex-felons. Everything on the menu at Felony Franks has a name that’s prison related. You can link to Felony Franks and learn more about this innovative business at http://www.felonyfranks.com.

 

22:59 minutes (10.52 MB)

Terry Stein Interview

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Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 09/21/2009

The Prison Pipeline guest is Terry Stein, board member of Seventh Step at Oregon State Prison in Salem. Terry shared her experiences of 11 years of working with programs to help prisoners change their lives and avoid recidivism.

22:41 minutes (20.77 MB)

Exonerated: Curtis Edward McCarty and the death penalty

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Thu, 09/10/2009

Curtis Edward McCarty was convicted and sentenced to death twice for a 1982 murder in Oklahoma City. After repeated court battles and 21 years in prison - 19 on death row - McCarty was exonerated and released following a 2005 appeals court ruling based on new DNA evidence and findings of a "continued pattern of government misconduct." McCarty was the 124th person in the United States to be exonerated and released since 1973 after spending time on death row.

Jo Ann and Dave talk with McCarty about his experience and his struggle to win his freedom.

56:12 minutes (45.03 MB)
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