Viable options for saving the planet and making life better; a novel about mending family ties; The New Yorker's Obama cartoon cover; and the history of victims' rights -- all these are discussed by the Old Moles on this show hosted by Tom Becker, who plays some of Billy Bragg's versions of Woody Guthrie songs. Hear the whole show by clicking the arrow above. Hear individual segments by following their links below:
Old Mole Variety Hour -- interviews and reviews from an underground perspective
What happens to victims when their assailants are given "guilty except for insanity" sentences, as in the Richard Gillmore case? Portland Attorney Mike Snedeker talks with Jan Haaken. Book Mole Larry Bowlden will discuss Elizabeth Berg’s novel The Art of Mending. And Bill Resnick interviews Guy Dauncey about the technologies apppropriate for a greener and more democratic earth.
Reggae Bob, An old friend to Prison Pipeline, joins Ruth for this episode to discuss a new ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court in July, 2008. California prisons must be integrated after years of racial segregation. We at Prison Pipeline will keep an eye on this new ruling.
The prosecution throws up new obstacles in the case of eight former members of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. Jailed defendants Jalil Muntaquin and Herman Bell are delayed in their return to New York for a parole hearing.
Kboo's Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Andy Worthington. A frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, he is the author of the book The Guantanamo Files; The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison. The book is a comphrehensive examination of each and every man locked in Guantanamo from how they came into the custody of the United States Military through their imprisonment in Guantanamo.
Kboo's Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Steve Wax Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon and author of the new book, Kafka Comes to America; Fighting For Justice In The War On Terror. This is the inside account of the fight to defend two innocent men wrongly imprisoned in the U.S. global war on Terror. It is also a cautionary tale of what can happen when the Rule of Law is set aside.