Prison issues

The torture memos

April 21, 2009

A little light reading. There will be a quiz.

-A

Jailhouse Lawyers: A review from OSP

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Sun, 04/19/2009

Ruth reads a review of Mumia's new book "Jailhouse Lawyers" as told by Damon Lee Petrie, a prisoner/writer at OSP. 

There will be a Book Party on Friday, April 24th at 7 p.m. at the Bread and Roses Center. @ 819 N. Killingsworth St.

23:59 minutes (21.96 MB)

If You Love This Planet on 04/20/09

Air date: 
Mon, 04/20/2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Instead of If You Love This Planet today we will hear Law and Disorder with host Michael Ratner.

The first topic on the show, "Mumia Exception: Supreme Court Denies Appeal For Mumia Abu-Jama," features an interview with Linn Washington, an Associate Professor of Journalism at Temple University in Philadelphia and a weekly columnist for The Philadelphia Tribune – America’s oldest black owned newspaper. He has reported on the Abu-Jamal case for nearly thirty years.

Later we'll hear "Michael Kuzma, attorney for Leonard Peltier. with his attorney Michael Kuzma.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 04/09/2009

Air date: 
04/09/2009

tonight, we spoke about the on-going issues surroundng mumia abu-jamal's case; we duscussed a little of chemicals being put in baby formula; and the focus was on pro-active ways to deal with seasonal depression (and depression in general)...  thanks for the calls!!!

Flashpoints

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 04/07/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Today the show focuses on death penalty and prison issues with interviews about yesterday's stay of execution for a Texas death row prisoner. Also more on the Supreme Court denying Mumia Abu Jamal's appeal for a new trial. We hear from one of his attorneys and from a journalist and former colleague.

Mumia's Conviction Upheld

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Sun, 04/05/2009

Patrick Ryan, one of the organizers of Friends of Mumia of Portland, gave Ruth an update of today’s (04/06/09) U.S. Supreme Court ruling to let Mumia Abu-Jamal’s conviction stand. Also discussed were plans for Portland action, Saturday April 11th, at 10:00 am at Pioneer Square to protest this devastating ruling. For more information call 503/515-9540. Come join us as we stand up to be counted for Justice. Mumia needs your support and Portland supporters need to know that we are not alone.

26:14 minutes (24.02 MB)

Phoenix Rising

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Sun, 03/29/2009

Kelly Fitzpatrick from Phoenix Rising Transitions visited with host Ruth Kovacs.

25:51 minutes (23.67 MB)

Andy Worthington Interview: The Definitive Guantanamo Prisoner List

program date: 
Mon, 03/23/2009

Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews London based Journalist, Author and Human Rights activist
Andy Worthington. He has released the most comprehensive list of all of the men who have been locked in Guantanamo. How they were picked up, what they were accused of, if they have been released and what's happening to them now. They also discuss the treatment of Guantanamo prisoners under the Obama Administration.

26:12 minutes (23.99 MB)

Sister of a Prisoner

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Sun, 03/22/2009

During a visit with the sister of a prisoner who has been in lockdown almost four years, we get an update about how things are going. Debbie shares the ongoing task of keeping in touch with her brother.

A reminder! The deadline for entering Tattoo Art to Shot Caller Press is May 31.

28:27 minutes (26.05 MB)

Political Perspectives

Air date: 
Tue, 03/24/2009 - 9:00am - 9:30am

Host Linda Olson Osterlund speaks with journalist and historian Andy Worthington, author of The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 759 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison."For the first time there is a definitive Guantanomo prisoner list. Andy discisses this just released list and answers the question, "Where have released prisoners gone? Also who's locked up and under what conditions?"

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