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The Decider

 Apropos of my post below, Obama is planning to review the plethora of onerous executive orders issued by President Bush: President-elect Barack Obama is poised to move swiftly to reverse actions that President Bush took using executive authority, and his transition team is... Read more

Back from the brink

 While I'm still processing the full import of Obama's win -- I'll blog about it more later -- one very, very encouraging item that's popped up is his intention to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. From Spencer Ackerman:   Less than a week after his election, and more than... Read more

Ban The Box

Airs at: Sun, 10/26/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Prison Pipeline presents another CR10 report. The subject - Ban the Box - Portland's own Patty Katz from Partnerships for Safety and Justice speaks a the workshop in California and tells her story of crime, incarceration and now her crusade with PS&J to "Ban the Box" fro... Read more

Interview: Andy Worthington talks about the Presidential Election & Guantanamo

Airs at: Sun, 10/26/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Radiozine
Andy Worthington Author of The Guantanamo Files: The stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison talks with host Linda Olson-Osterlund about the most recent developments at Guantanamo and what difference the upcoming Presidential election will make to the priso... Read more

Alternatives to Detention

Airs at: Sun, 10/19/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Ruth Kovacs presented another report from CR10 - the gathering of more than 3000 folks who support strategy to abolish the Prison Industrial Complex.  She attended a workshop concerning alternatives to detention/incarceration.  We also heard an update on Mumia Abu-Jamal. Read more

National STOPMAX Campaign - Taking the Next Steps

Airs at: Sun, 10/12/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Ruth shares a take of an interview she had with Lugman Abdullah at CR10.  Abdullah is the National STOPMAX Campaign Coordinator.  He shares his story about being locked up and then exonerated aver serving nine years on death row.  Ruth also talks about the documentary, Afte... Read more

Civil Liberties Watch: Hearings for Guantanamo Prisoners Begin

Airs at: Sun, 10/05/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
17 innoncent Uighurs refugees who have been imprisoned at Guantanamo are scheduled for a Habeas hearing in federal court on Tuesday. They are among the first prisoners to have the hearings, since the Supreme Court upheld their right to them in a June decision. The Supreme C... Read more

CR10 and Shotcaller Press - Part 2.

Airs at: Sun, 10/05/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
On this one hour fundraising special of Prison Pipeline includes brief reviews of events that Ruth attended at CR10 in Oakland, CA.  Part 2 features a speech by Teresa Huggins from Shotcaller Press. Read more

CR10 and Shotcaller Press - Part 1.

Airs at: Sun, 10/05/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
On this one hour fundraising special of Prison Pipeline includes brief reviews of events that Ruth attended at CR10 in Oakland, CA.  Part 2 features a speech by Teresa Huggins from Shotcaller Press. Read more

Hans Bennett - Journalists for Mumia

Airs at: Sun, 09/21/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Prison Pipeline presented an interview between host, Ruth Kovacs and telephone guest, Hans Bennett--a Philadelphia-based independent journalist and co-founder of Journalists for Mumia. They reviewed updated information on pending appeals for Mumia Abu-Jamall and current... Read more