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

Airs at: Thu, 04/23/2009 at 5:00pm
  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." "Helen Wood... Read more

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... Read more

The torture memos

April 21, 2009 A little light reading. There will be a quiz. -A   Read more

Jailhouse Lawyers: A review from OSP

Airs at: Sun, 04/19/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
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. Read more

Mumia's Conviction Upheld

Airs at: Sun, 04/05/2009 at 5:00pm
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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 Squ... Read more

Phoenix Rising

Airs at: Sun, 03/29/2009 at 5:00pm
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Kelly Fitzpatrick from Phoenix Rising Transitions visited with host Ruth Kovacs. Read more

Andy Worthington Interview: The Definitive Guantanamo Prisoner List

Airs at: Mon, 03/23/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Political Perspectives
Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews London based Journalist, Author and Human Rights activist Andy Worthington. He has released the most comprehensive list of all of the men who have been locked in Guantanamo. How they were picked up, what they were accused of, if they ha... Read more

Sister of a Prisoner

Airs at: Sun, 03/22/2009 at 5:00pm
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During a visit with the sister of a prisoner who has been in lockdown almost four years, we get an update about how things are going. Debbie shares the ongoing task of keeping in touch with her brother. A reminder! The deadline for entering Tattoo Art to Shot Caller Press is... Read more

Prisoners Count

Airs at: Sun, 03/15/2009 at 5:00pm
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Another segment from Democracy Now! March 3, 2009, Amy’s guests brought attention to a Census taking device that should concern us all. Districts in many states count the prisoners of the local penitentiary in their census and thus become eligible for the same budget and po... Read more

Corruption in PA

Airs at: Sun, 03/01/2009 at 4:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Judges in Pennsylvania—caught in corruption. Amy Goodman presented a segment giving us the details. As we listen, many questions come to mind; which Ruth highlights in the last few minutes. If you’d like us to do a Prison Pipeline program that deals with one of those questi... Read more