Prison issues

Criminal Sentence Reduction

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Sun, 07/05/2009

Caylor Roling from Partnerships for Safety & Justice provided details and update information on HB 3508 which recently passed the Oregon House and Senate.

The next Prison Pipeline Special will concern Prisoners Giving to those on the outside. If you know about a project or fundraiser done by prisoners that made a contribution to an individual or organization in need, please let us know.

26:03 minutes (23.85 MB)

A History of Gangs

program date: 
Sun, 07/05/2009

 The origins and development of gangs is more complex than the stereotypes of them.  John Hagedorn has studied and hung out with gangs all over the world and written several books about them.  Here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about why there are gangs and how they sometimes morph into very different forms.  Hagedorn's work with gangs can be seen on his website GangResearch.net where you can find links to YouTube videos, podcasts, and Hagedorn's writings.  

17:12 minutes (9.85 MB)

APA Compass

Program: 
APA Compass
Air date: 
Fri, 07/03/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Interviews with Dylan Rodriguez, Victoria Law, David Kong, Nathan Moon and Many Uch.

This month a look at Asian Pacific Americans and the criminal justice system with interviews with Dylan Rodriguez, author and prison abolisionist with Critical Resistance, and Victoria Law, author and activists who wrote Resistance Behind Bars about women prisoners' resistance, as well as a live discussion with David Kong and Nathan Moon about their experiences within the criminal justice system here in Oregon. Plus an interview with former APA Compass guest Many Uch about his experience dealing with potential deportation to Cambodia due to his prison record and legal changes around the Patriot Act.

A Deeper Look on 06/25/09

Program: 
A Deeper Look
Air date: 
Thu, 06/25/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Interview discussing Guantanamo under the Obama administration

Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews the author of The Guantanamo Files,human rights activist Andy Worthington about Guantanamo under the Obama administration.

Old Mole Variety Hour on 06/22/09

Air date: 
Mon, 06/22/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist point of view.

On this program, hosted by Frann Michel, the Moles discuss

  •  The Supreme Court ruling that convicted inmates have no right to an appeal based on DNA tests.
  • The new movie about the food we eat,  Food, Inc.
  • Is  economic recovery underway?
     

Prison Volunteer Special

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Sun, 06/14/2009

A Prison Pipeline Special! We looked at the Prison Volunteers of Oregon—we heard some of them speak, we heard messages from prisoners who appreciate the volunteers, and Ruth told about the process of becoming an official ID Badge holding volunteer. If you are thinking about being a guest or volunteer at one of the prisons, this program will help you understand why 2000 of us do this work. Also, you’ll hear why we feel that we are privileged to be a part of the Volunteer Program. 

 

56:41 minutes (38.92 MB)

Radiozine

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Mon, 06/15/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

A broad coalition of groups and one million of their supporters issue call for disbarment for 12 torture lawyers. Amnesty International on the transfer of Guantanamo Detainee Ahmed Ghailani to New York.

 

City Council report 6/10/09

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 06/10/2009

In today’s Portland City Council meeting, the council agreed to give twenty five thousand dollars to the Albina Ministerial Alliance to help support one hundred fifty survivors of Hurricane Katrina who relocated to Portland in 2005.

The Council also approved nearly two hundred thousand dollars in grant money from the Department of Homeland Security to provide thermal imaging cameras for the Portland Fire and Rescue Department.

One item on the consent agenda sparked some opposition from Dan Handelman of Portland Copwatch.

The item involved providing three treatment beds for repeat offenders. 

2:26 minutes (2.23 MB)

Aba Gayle

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Sun, 06/07/2009

Aba Gayle was Ruth's guest. She told the story of Maurice Bickham, an African American, born in 1917, served 38 years and is now an ordained minister. He was from the era of  Jim Crow laws, convicted of shooting two white law men, had his execution date set seven times, but was eventually released in 1996. Aba Gayle reminisced about watching the day Barack Obama took office. His mother had been a slave.You can search the web for more about Aba Gayle and her work with prisoners.

27:01 minutes (24.73 MB)
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