Prison issues

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 31, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 03/30/2008

 This show is hosted by Luz María Gordillo and features discussions of the WTO (how it works and whom it favors), a novel about a  tough childhood called Before Women Had Wings, and how drug and immigration policies lead to racial profiling.  To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above.  To hear individual pieces, click on their links below.

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1.  All About the WTO: How it works and for whom--Bill Resnick talks with Mary Bottari  of Global Trade Watch.  

35:59 minutes (16.47 MB)

Drug Policy and Racial Profiling

program date: 
Tue, 04/01/2008

 Clayton Mosher talks with Luz María Gordillo about how the war on drugs immigration policies and police work contribute to racial profiling at all levels  of society.  Mosher  is the co-author (with Scott Akins) of Drugs andDrug Policy: The Control of Consciousness Alteration.

11:30 minutes (5.27 MB)

DIY, Portland: Art of Survival

program date: 
Wed, 03/19/2008

Hear how artistic expression has helped people to deal with and overcome challenges such as homelessness, incarceration and physical disabilities. Funding for this episode was provided by a project grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council. More photos and links at http://destinationdiy.org

Thanks to Brian Kramer for engineering and production assistance, to Dmae Roberts for editorial assistance, to Nick Jaina and Jason Leonard
for original music. Thank YOU for listening!
 

28:02 minutes (38.51 MB)

More Prisons?

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program date: 
Sun, 03/02/2008

 Old Mole Bill Resnick talks  with David Rogers about why Oregon keeps putting more people in prison.  Rogers is director of Partnership for Safety and Justice (formerly the  Western Prison Project).   They discuss the newest proposal for harsher sentencing by Kevin Manix, coming to a ballot near you.

16:31 minutes (7.56 MB)

1 out of 100 Americans Are Incarcerated

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 02/27/2008

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.

1:12 minutes (1.1 MB)

Advocacy for Incarcerated Youth

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program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Tue, 02/26/2008
5:18 minutes (4.86 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: Removal of Detainee Right to Appeal & Military Commissions Act 2006

program date: 
Sun, 01/13/2008

Next on Civil Liberties Watch Kboo’ reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund Discusses the Military Commissions Act of 2006 with the director of the ACLU of Oregon David Fidanque..

 

4:54 minutes (4.49 MB)

Racial Disparity in the Oregon Prison System

program date: 
Wed, 01/09/2008

Host Carlos Chavez explores the topics of racial justice and racial disparity in the Oregon Prison System with Caylor Rolin of the Portland-based Partnership for Safety and Justice, a group seeking to unite people convicted of crime, survivors of crime, and the families of both to redirect policies away from an over-reliance on incarceration to effective strategies that reduce violence and increase safety.

22:37 minutes (20.72 MB)

Circle A Radio playlist for 01/02/2008

Air date: 
01/02/2008

We produced Updates on some of the issues we covered last year. We talked with Claude Marks of the Freedom Archives about the San Francisco Eight case,  with Lisa Moore, assistant dean for multicultural affairs at Reed college about the Jena Six and Reed’s own noose incident , and to Eric Ward of the human rights organization Center for New Community about pending anti-immigration legislation, hate crimes, and the relationship between white nationalism and the anti-immigrant movement.  We also produces a short update about the ICE Raids, and other immigration issues. 

Jan. 2nd Updates Show Resources

For More Information about the San Francisco Eight:

 http://www.freethesf8.org/

For More Information about the Jena Six:

 http://www.freethejena6.org/

For More information about the noose incident at Reed:

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/1194501355272700.xml&coll=7

http://blog.oregonlive.com/oregonianextra/2007/11/memo_to_the_reed_college_commu.html

For more information about anti-immigration legislation:

http://www.buildingdemocracy.org/

http://campaignforaunitedamerica.org/

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