Host Jo Ann Bowman conducts a review of the recent 2011 Oregon legislative session. Tax payers are funding more for prisons, and less for just about everything else -- we can thank Kevin Mannix and the passage of his measure 57 for mandatory sentences. Also thank legislators who "passed the buck" on this issue. Minority and ethnic groups lost out when House Republicans voted against a cultural competency bill.
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.
Paul Grussendorf My Trials: What I Learned In Immigration Court
Host Carlos Chavez interviews Paul Grussendorf next Wednesday, June 29th at 9-10am. They discuss his new book (e-book) My Trials: What I learned in Immigration Court. This will be a call in program, so we welcome your questions at (503) 231-8187.
Mr. President: With Joe on leave, Abe looks at the 7-decade growth of executive power in the U.S.
It's been nearly 70 years since the U.S. Congress has declared war. The current administration has enshrined anddeepened the surveillance state first ushered in under the auspices of the Cold War and the War on Drugs, and then imposed under G.W. Bush's War on Terror. Once-inviolable rights to counsel, swift trial, due process, security from search and seizure, and habeas corpus have been rendered insubstantial.
Welcome to the Machine. The USA PATRIOT Act has been renewed for another four years.
The surveillance state ushered in under the reign of Bush the Younger was given a bipartisan imprimatur in late May when the USAPATRIOT Act was renewed for another four years. Warrantless wiretaps? You bet. Illegal searches of personal and business records? That's just how it is these days, because, you know, terrorism.
It appears that any hopes progressives may have had that President Obama would undo the Bush-era security state are unfounded. Whither from here? Abe and Joe survey the damage.
Grace Reed, whose work focuses on what needs to change, especially with addiction issues with at-risk youths, the homeless and the community, was our telephone interview guest. More about the work Grace Reed does can be found at www.negotiatingshadows.com. Her website will also describe the two books she has written about at-risk youths.