Prison issues

Troy Davis and the Death Penalty

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Mon, 09/26/2011

 Troy Davis was killed by the state of Georgia last week.  What is the best way to fight for the abolition of capital punishment?   Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker discuss the question in this segment of The Left and the Law.  

13:00 minutes (7.44 MB)

Democracy Now! on 09/21/11

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Democracy Now!
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Wed, 09/21/2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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DN! reports on the case of Georgia death row prisoner Troy Davis.

The State of Georgia is preparing to execute Troy Anthony Davis in one of the most high-profile executions in the United States in years. Davis is scheduled to be killed by lethal ejection at 7:00 p.m. EDT, one day after the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles rejected clemency.

Democracy Now! will air a special broadcast from outside the prison in Jackson, Georgia, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m..

Davis was convicted of the 1989 killing of off-duty white police officer Mark MacPhail. Since then, seven of the nine witnesses have recanted their testimony, and there is no physical evidence tying Davis to the crime scene.

Circle A Radio on 09/21/11

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Wed, 09/21/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Anniversaries: Attica, Magdalene Asylums, and James Chasse.

Anniversaries give us an excuse to reflect on where we have come from, and where we would like to go, and to reflect on our values. The mainstream media and government used the commemorations of 9/11, for example, to remind us to be afraid and to promote the “war on terror”. Tonight on Circle A Radio we look at other anniversaries in September, to remind ourselves of the importance of struggle, fighting injustice, and continuing the work we do. We will remember the Attica Rebellion which began on September 9, 1971, the closing of the last of the Magdalene Asylums in Ireland on September 25, 1996, and the killing of James Chasse by law enforcement officers on September 17, 2006 in Portland.

Political Perspectives on 09/21/11

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Wed, 09/21/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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John Gibler - To Die in Mexico

Carlos Chavez hosts Political Perspectives for an interview with independent journalist and author John Gibler on his latest book. We discuss the social ramifications and distorted politics of Mexico and America’s failed Drug Wars.

Prison Pipeline 9/19/11 w/ Three guests from the Re-entry Transition Center Hosted by Peter Pincetl

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Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 09/19/2011

Prison Pipeline comes to you this week w/ 3 guests from the Re-entry Transition Center - A one stop location on 1818 NE MLK Blvd,  Portland OR.  Where formerly incarcerated people released with in the past 2 years can go to access all the services they need.  Our guests are Alverda McCoy,  a navigator of the RTC,  Anne O'Malley,  one of the founders of the RTC,  and Dominique Badan - a client of the RTC.

RTC Address:  1818 NE Martin Luther King Blvd,  Portland OR.

Phone:  # 971-255-0547

Email:  mercycorpsnw.org

24:44 minutes (56.63 MB)

Troy Davis & Duane Buck

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Mon, 09/19/2011

In the Old Mole's regular feature "The Left and the Law," attorney Mike Snedeker and psychologist Jan Haaken discuss two current death penalty cases -- those of Duane Buck and  Troy Davis.   (Since this show aired, Davis has lost his bid for clemency and is scheduled for execution on Wednesday.)   Despite the ongoing legalized deaths in Texas and elsewhere, Snedeker argues that the future looks good for the abolition of capital punishment.  

13:57 minutes (7.99 MB)

Prison Pipeline 9/12/11 w/ Mark A hosted by Grace E. Reed

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Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 09/12/2011

In this episode Grace interviews Mark A.,  musician,  father and member of various reform programs.  He shares his insights on sobriety programs,  prison reform and the importance of music and hope.

27:40 minutes (25.33 MB)

Left and the Law: West Memphis Three

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Mon, 09/05/2011

Mike Snedeker, who has written a book on the recurrance of "satanic ritual abuse" cases, talks with Jan Haaken and about the West Memphis Three was and the ways it exemplifies so much of what's broken in our judicial system: plea-bargins, hasty police invetigations and false confessions. They also spend some time talking about the phenomenon of popular hysteria around satanic ritual abuse of children and the  circumstances surrounding it.

14:26 minutes (9.91 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour Labor Day 2011

program date: 
Mon, 09/05/2011

Joe Clement hosts this labor day special and we hear:

 

55:56 minutes (38.41 MB)
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