A new study examining the social and financial costs of prison policy says the United States has passed a grim milestone: one out of every one hundred Americans is now incarcerated.Oregon spends a higher percentage of its budget on prisons than any other state. KBOO's Christian Danielsen has more.
We speak with Claude Marks about the San Francisco 8 Case, Lisa from Reed College about their Halloween, 2007 “noose incident” and the continuous response to the Jena 6 Case in Jena, Louisiana, and to Eric Ward about anti-immigrant legislation.
We speak with Amara Perez, (the former Executive Director of Sisters in Action for Power, currently involved with happyours more information at http://happyoursproductions.com.) and Emi Koyama (a multi-issue social justice activist, more information at www.eminism.org) about their contributions to the book edited by INCITE called The Revolution Will Not Be Funded.
The Jena Six refers to a group of six black teenagers who were charged with the beating of a white teenager at Jena High School in Jena, Louisiana on December 4, 2006 , although it is believed that the incident began on September first, 2006 when 3 nooses were found hanging from a tree at Jena High School . We use interviews from Democracy Now to describe the incident, and talk to Kevin Fuller, Founder and Executive Director of the Bridge Builders, and Alpha Tessema, junior, Jesuit High School, a member of the Prospective Gents, who sponsored a Jena Six Fundraiser and Vigil on September 20th in Portland.
August 24th- 26th,2007,grassroots media makers, organizers, and community members converged to participate in a weekend of skillshares – called the Portland Grassroots Media Camp. We interviewed media camp organizers, instructors and participants.You’ll also hear a sampling of audio produced during media camp workshops.
On the first anniversary of the James “Jim-Jim” Chasse killing, we interview Jason Renault of the Mental Health Association of Portland, Alejandro Queral of the NW Constitutional Rights Center, and Kwik Jones, local playwright.We also will play excerpts from a film by Copwatch, called “These Streets are Watching” – a 53 minute documentary which is available on google video.