Prison issues

Helen Woodson 61-year-old peace activist sentenced to fifty one months

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Thu, 04/23/2009

 

Nov. 25, 2004 The Kansas City Star: MARK MORRIS  

"A 61-year-old peace activist was sentenced to fifty one months in prison Wednesday for threatening federal officials and pouring red paint and cranberry juice on a federal courthouse security station."

1:54 minutes (1.74 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 04/23/09

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Thu, 04/23/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Oregon Legislature is considering two bills that would modify Measure 11

With a budget in freefall and an economy that just keeps getting worse, Oregon lawmakers are turning to the $1.6 billion cost of enforcing Measure 11's mandatory sentencing requirements. Two bills currently being considered would look at reviewing a prisoner's mandatory sentence at the midpoint while another would raise sentences for first degree rape while lowering sentencing requirements for lesser levels. Are lawmakers too timid or going too far? Join Jo Ann and Dave as they discuss how lawmakers are rethinking Measure 11.

Everyone's forgiven. Let's move on

April 21, 2009

Here's your White House Chief of Staff, speaking on ABC this past Sunday:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cvp-7YOtRI&feature=player_embedded

According to Rahm, it is the president's position that everybody involved in torture gets a free pass. The officials who dreamed it up, the lawyers who justified it, and the agents who actualy did the torturing. Because, you know, we're all about moving forward now and investigations and prosecutions would be unseemly.

-A

The torture memos

April 21, 2009

A little light reading. There will be a quiz.

-A

Jailhouse Lawyers: A review from OSP

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Prison Pipeline
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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

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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

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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

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Flashpoints
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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

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Prison Pipeline
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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

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Prison Pipeline
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Sun, 03/29/2009

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

25:51 minutes (23.67 MB)
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