Prison issues

Prosecutor will no longer seek Death sentence against Mumia Abu-Jamal

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 12/08/2011

Mumia Abu Jamal has always maintained his innocence in the shooting of Daniel Faulkner in 1981, but says the racially-charged atmosphere surrounding his case prevented him from receiving a fair trial.  Noelle Hanrahan with prison radio says that politics played a big role in the thirty-year struggle to get Mumia off death row.

Mumia Abu Jamal is well known for his weekly commentaries on world events, which are broadcast on KBOO and hundreds of other radio stations around the world.  According to Noelle Hanrahan, who records the weekly commentaries, Mumia’s reputation as a journalist has contributed to the publicity around his case:

4:08 minutes (3.78 MB)

The Gang Life

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 12/05/2011

What is it about the structure of gangs that draws youth into it's hands and what kind of support can we as parents and community members provide to help our youth realize their real potential?

28:31 minutes (26.11 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 12/06/11

Air date: 
Tue, 12/06/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Welcome to the machine. Abe and Joe discuss the Defense Authorization Bill of 2011.

 Welcome to the machine. Abe and Joe discuss the Defense Authorization Bill of 2011.

Prison Pipeline 11/28/11 w/ Tara Herival Hosted by Peter Pincetl

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 11/28/2011

Host Peter Pincetl talks with guest Tara Herival, criminal defense attorney and editor of the book "Prison Profiteers: Who Makes Money from Mass Incarceration", about the economics of the criminal justice system.

23:12 minutes (26.56 MB)

Prison Pipeline on 12/05/11

Program: 
Prison Pipeline
Air date: 
Mon, 12/05/2011 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
The Gang Life

What is it about the structure of gangs that draws youth into it's hands and what kind of support can we as parents and community members provide to help our youth realize their real potential?

Join host Carlos Chavez on Monday December 5th on KBOO's Prison Pipeline for a discussion on gang youth. My guests will be gang mediators Luis J Rodriguez and Eddie Bocanegra. We will talk about what it is that attracts young people into joining gangs and about some of the work that they are doing to help young people avoid the violence and abuse that gangs ultimately provide.

Angry APA Minute: Vani Natarajan "Spirit of the Staircase"

program: 
APA Compass
program date: 
Fri, 12/02/2011

Writer Vani Natarajan reads her poem, "Spirit of the Staircase," protesting the September execution of Troy Davis. She read her work at the annual literary festival of the South Asian Women's Creative Collective at Revolutionary Books in New York City.

3:50 minutes (3.51 MB)

Radiozine on 12/02/11

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Fri, 12/02/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
It Calls You Back

Host Carlos Chavez interviews author, poet and activist Luis J Rodriguez. They discuss his new memoir, It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing.

Luis J. Rodriguez has emerged as one of the leading Chicano writers in the country with fifteen published books in memoir, fiction, nonfiction, children's literature, and poetry. Luis' poetry has won a Poetry Center Book Award, a PEN Josephine Miles Literary Award, and a Paterson Poetry Book Prize, among others.

Prison Pipeline 11/21/11 w/ Rachel Hardesty and Jeff Ellis Hosted by Megan Vosk

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 11/21/2011

Host Megan Vosk hosts a discussion on the Death Penalty with Rachel Hardesty,  of the Conflict Resolution Program at Portland State University,  and Jeff Ellis,  criminal defense attorney and teacher of Capital Punishment at Lewis and Clark Law School.

26:49 minutes (30.7 MB)
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