Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday's audio to fuel your burning interest. These are the days between Earth Day and May Day, the Global Climate Convergence...and in the middle of it all, Oklahoma stages the King Hell Mother of all botched executions.
Because prison officials just couldn't get their icey hands on the Good Stuff: Europeean nations, disgusted by Americans' brutal, barbaric practice, cut off the supply. Saying: Sorry, Yanks. We only sell the drugs for legitimate medical purposes. And Murder is not one of those purposes. 32:57 minutes (13.2 MB)
Tom Becker hosts this episode on Politics, Poetry, and Prisons. Bill Resnick interviews Mike Parker of the Richmond Progressive Alliance about Chevron and city government. Joe Clement talks with Tamara Lynne and Daisy Montague of Living Stages about their upcoming working-class poetry open mike. Iven Hale and Frann Michel report on a Partnership for Safety and Justice panel on the increasing incarceration of women and girls in Oregon. Left & the Law: Mike Snedeker and Jan Haaken discuss the Innocence Project to exonerate the wrongly convicted.
57:57 minutes (26.53 MB)
Bill Resnick interviews Mike Parker, Progressive Alliance candidate for Mayor of Richmond, California. They discuss Richmond's battles with Chevron over its Richmond refinery, the corporation's failure to pay taxes, the pollution the refinery causes, and the company's attempts to continue polluting with ever-cruder and more dangerous fossil fuels, as well as Richmond's pioneering work in solar energy. The Richmond Progressive Alliance accepts no corporate funding and is battling the money Chevron is pouring into trying to recapture the city council. More than a political party, the RPA works through grassroots community organizing and forming alliances with other groups. 20:37 minutes (9.44 MB)
Joe Clement talks with Tamara Lynne and Daisy Montague of Living Stages, a branch of the Theatre of the Oppressed, which will be hosting a Working-Class Poets Open Mike on May 2nd. 6:57 minutes (3.19 MB)
Jan Haaken and Mike Snediker discuss the Innocence Project which seeks to free those wrongfully convicted of crimes. They discuss the development of DNA technology that made it possible to discover the large numbers of wrongful convictions, and the reasons for those many miscarriages of justice—including tunnel vision or confirmatory bias, police and prosecutorial misconduct, and mistaken eyewitnesses. Juries are still instructed to consider the level of confidence of eyewitnesses, even though there is no relation between confidence and accuracy.
13:15 minutes (6.07 MB)
Welcome to the third episode of Dine' a-la' ashla'ii Radio Podcast! We interviewed Louise Benally about her activism in the Big Mountain community and beyond, fighting for clean water, clean air, and alterntive energy.
Dine'-a-la' ashla'ii / Humans Beings with 5 Fingers is a podcast produced by Christopher Francisco.
Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry (https://www.facebook.com/mascotry), a group of Native parents and their allies from across the country, are calling on Nike, Inc. to stop selling products that feature the Cleveland Indians' mascot Chief Wahoo. EONM has launched a Facebook event page "#Dechief Nike Twitterstorm" to trend the Twitter hashtag #Dechief and demand Nike remove the caricature, Chief Wahoo Nike, from its products. "Dechiefed" hats, jerseys and jackets of Cleveland fans have been featured on social media where photos of team gear with Chief Wahoo removed are posted accompanied by the hashtag 3dechiefwahoo. The group also plans to protest at Nike's headquarters in Beaverton later this week. 5:55 minutes (5.42 MB)