Prison issues

Left and the Law: death penalty and Troy Davis

program date: 
Mon, 05/02/2011

Jan and Mike consider the case of Troy Davis, a man who is on death row for his contested involvement in the murder of an off-duty police officer 20 years ago.

15:11 minutes (13.91 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 04/26/11

Air date: 
Tue, 04/26/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The more things change... The latest WikiLeaks dump exposes the gulag at Guantanamo Bay.

The prison at Guantanamo Bay is a lingering blight of Bush's -- and now Obama's -- War on Terror. The latest WikiLeaks dump exposes the flimsy evidence on which some people are still being held, and the apparent indifference with which others were released. And once again, the documents confirm that torture is an accepted instrument of U.S. foreign policy. Abe and Joe sift through the leaks and ponder whether the Bill of Rights will ever again be in vogue.

Bob's family shares some updates

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Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 04/18/2011

Ruth gives an update about Bob, who was the first prisoner she ever visited. Even though the interview with his family has some static, it gives a good picture of families doing the time with their loved one.

18:52 minutes (17.28 MB)

Gary Sims, Administrator for Oregon Prison Programs

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Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 04/04/2011

Gary Sims, administrator of religious programs, victims services and volunteer programs for the state of Oregon discussed with Ruth the importance of maintaining quality programs in the prison system.

28:18 minutes (25.91 MB)

Veteran's Voice on 04/15/11

Air date: 
Fri, 04/15/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bob Chenowith, former prisoner of war in Hanoi

Host Marvin Simmons of Northwest Vets for Peace interviews Bob Chenoweth who was a prisoner of war in Hanoi for five years and a member of the Peace Committee while in prison. Members of the Peace Committee were deeply affected by their combat experiences and as a result reexamined their basic assumptions about the war.

The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse

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A Deeper Look
program date: 
Thu, 03/24/2011

That's the title of the new book  edited by author Marjorie Cohn. The professor and former President of the National Lawyers Guild, joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund to talk about the history and scope of the United States use of torture. The book is made upf of essays by some of the countries most prestigious Human Rights Activist and experts. Tune in to this important discussion. Can we afford to allow this practice to continue?

30:21 minutes (27.79 MB)

Voices from the Edge 03-31-11 Sex Trafficking

program date: 
Thu, 03/31/2011

Oregon lawmakers are considering several bills aimed at sex-trafficking, including tougher sentences and fines, publicizing names of johns, and detention of child prostitutes. This week, Jo Ann and Dave took a look at these bills and at other strategies for stopping sexual exploitation of Oregon youth. 

About the hosts…

55:04 minutes (50.43 MB)

Pregnant Women in Prison

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Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 03/28/2011

Brenda Escobar, friend and engineer for Prison Pipeline, presented a report about pregnant women in prison. She talked about the cruel and unusual hardships these women face, as well as some of the legislature that is working on changing the system. (Thank you, Brenda – good job!)

ANNOUNCING A CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Someone is needed to help Books for Prisoners. Once every week (or two) about ten boxes of donated books can be picked up in Beaverton and delivered to Books for Prisoners to Alex. For more information, call Alex at 503.740.4375 or email him at pdxbookstoprisoners@riseup.net.

Anyone who helps out would be doing a really fine thing for the prisoners in Oregon.

28:17 minutes (25.9 MB)

Radical Music: Christy Moore

program date: 
Mon, 03/28/2011

 Today's show was peppered with selections of Christy Moore's music, including a fairly complete cut of Ordinary Man. Joe talked with Brad at the end of the show, and due to an engineering error we experienced almost 40-seconds of dead-air. It's been edited out of the online version, but we apologize if you endursed it live. Brad highlights Moore's internationalist taste in the music he covers and the causes he sings about, like Viva la Quince Brigada,but also the class-consciousness of songs like Ordinary Man.

1. America You Are Not The Wolrd

2. Ninety Miles From Dublin

4:11 minutes (1.91 MB)
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