Prison issues

Prisons: Reform or Abolition?

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Mon, 06/21/2010

 In this conversation from their series The Left and the Law, attorney Mike Snedeker and psychologist Jan  Haaken explore the enormous economic and human costs of the prison system and some of the reasons why we continue to bear those costs.  Mike and Jan earlier discussed Michelle Alexander's book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.  To hear that discussion, click here.   

 

13:12 minutes (7.56 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 06/17/2010

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Thu, 06/17/2010

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Join co-hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza every Thursday morning as they bring you informative guests and lively discussions about the issues that are important to you and your community. Every week, Voices from the Edge provides KBOO listeners a place to engage in meaningful talk about racial disparity, government accountability, environmental justice, local and national politics, and other crucial issues of the day. Jo Ann and Dave bring you guests you won’t hear on other talk radio programs and conversation about making Oregon and the nation a better place.

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55:02 minutes (50.39 MB)

Solitary Confinement in the U.S. and the Angola 3, 38 Years and Counting!

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A Deeper Look
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Thu, 06/10/2010

Solitary Confinement in the U.S. and the Angola 3, 38 Years and Counting!

28:50 minutes (26.4 MB)

A Deeper Look on 06/24/10

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A Deeper Look
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Thu, 06/24/2010 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Tortured: When Good Soldiers Do Bad Things, Interview with Justine Sharrock

Tortured: When Good Soldiers Do Bad Things, Interview with Justine Sharrock,

Host,  Linda Olson-Osterlund talks to the author of this important new book. Investigative journalist Justine Sharrock takes us inside the lives of four soldiers whose patriotic fervor was warped by the Bush Administration. Brandon, Joe, Andrew and Chris, these ordinary men and women became torturers and now have the courage to allow their stories to come into the light. Put a face to the rank and file at Guantanamo and throughout the military's torture apparatus.

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What's up with the Oregon Legislature?

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Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 06/14/2010

Caylor Rolings from Partnerships for Safety and Justice called Prison Pipeline to let our listeners know that proposed prison budget cuts should be avoided or at least scrutinized carefully. Caylor encouraged folks to write to legislators or a Letter to the Editor at the Oregonian on this issue. Next was a recent recorded interview between Ruth Kovacs and Representative Peter Buckley, who stated his position on several prison issues. Hopefully voters will know as much as possible about the candidates on the September ballot, especially their position on prison issues. 
28:16 minutes (25.88 MB)

A Deeper Look on 06/10/10

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A Deeper Look
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Thu, 06/10/2010 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Solitary Confinement in the U.S. and the Angola 3, 38 Years and Counting!

Solitary Confinement in the U.S. and the Angola 3, 38 Years and Counting!

 80, 000 American prisoners are spending their lives locked in solitary confinement, a number inconceivable 2 decades ago. Governments argue that it's good prison management, opponents call it tokrture.Tune in to hear Psychologist Terry Kupers talk about the psychological and physical affects of isolation on prisoners.  Robert King of the Angola 3, will join me to talk about the continued lock up of Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox and their lawsuit to have their imprisonment "cruel and unusual punishment" in violation of the constitution.

Voices from the Edge on 06/03/2010

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Thu, 06/03/2010

Jo Ann & Dave discuss police accountability, and the U.S. Supreme Court's June 1 decision regarding Miranda rights.  Open lines.

About the program…
Join co-hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza every Thursday morning as they bring you informative guests and lively discussions about the issues that are important to you and your community. Every week, Voices from the Edge provides KBOO listeners a place to engage in meaningful talk about racial disparity, government accountability, environmental justice, local and national politics, and other crucial issues of the day. Jo Ann and Dave bring you guests you won’t hear on other talk radio programs and conversation about making Oregon and the nation a better place.

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52:00 minutes (47.62 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 05/27/2010

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Thu, 05/27/2010

Coffee, Tea and VOE: A talk with Coffee Party PDX's Kristy Alberty and Common Cause Oregon's Nate Gulley

The Tea Party has captured the imagination of America's media industry if not the American people, lending it clout that far surpasses its numbers. Tea Party pressure has sent nervous Republican incumbents like Senator John McCain even more to the right. The Tea Party, however, remains a movement remains at heart a movement of negation: no taxes, no immigrants, no federal government. With their "Don't Tread on Me" flags and Obama-Hitler anologies, Tea Party activists have helped accelerate the decline of civil political discourse.

52:45 minutes (48.29 MB)
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