Prison issues

A discussion about the Death Penalty and the movement to abolish it in Oregon.

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 06/20/2011

A discussion about the Death Penalty and the movement to abolish it in Oregon

Do you think a death row inmate has the right to insist on execution?  Should the death penalty be abolished?

Join me, Cecil Prescod, this Monday, June 20 at 8AM when I speak with Ron Steiner of Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and attorney Jeff Ellis of Oregon Capital Resource Center about the death penalty and the scheduled execution of Oregon prisoner Gary Haugen.

46:31 minutes (63.89 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/21/11

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Tue, 06/21/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Mr. President: With Joe on leave, Abe looks at the 7-decade growth of executive power in the U.S.

It's been nearly 70 years since the U.S. Congress has declared war. The current administration has enshrined and deepened the surveillance state first ushered in under the auspices of the Cold War and the War on Drugs, and then imposed under G.W. Bush's War on Terror. Once-inviolable rights to counsel, swift trial, due process, security from search and seizure, and habeas corpus have been rendered insubstantial.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/07/11

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Tue, 06/07/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Welcome to the Machine. The USA PATRIOT Act has been renewed for another four years.

The surveillance state ushered in under the reign of Bush the Younger was given a bipartisan imprimatur in late May when the USA PATRIOT Act was renewed for another four years. Warrantless wiretaps? You bet. Illegal searches of personal and business records? That's just how it is these days, because, you know, terrorism.

It appears that any hopes progressives may have had that President Obama would undo the Bush-era security state are unfounded. Whither from here? Abe and Joe survey the damage.

Ruth Interviews Grace Reed

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Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 05/30/2011

Grace Reed, whose work focuses on what needs to change, especially with addiction issues with at-risk youths, the homeless and the community, was our telephone interview guest. More about the work Grace Reed does can be found at www.negotiatingshadows.com. Her website will also describe the two books she has written about at-risk youths.

29:22 minutes (26.89 MB)

Political Perspectives on 06/01/11

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Wed, 06/01/2011 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Supreme Court California Prison Ruling

Carlos Chavez interviews Ed Mead, director of Prison Focus Magazine. They discuss last week's Supreme Court ruling on California Prisons. On Monday May 23rd the Supreme Court ordered the state of California to reduce its prison population by more than 30,000 inmates to correct deadly lapses in medical care. Justice Anthony Kennedy said that, "the state had little choice but to reduce its inmate population because of squalid conditions of the prison system, which violates the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment."

More Information:
www.prisons.org

Bob Chenowith, former prisoner of war in Hanoi, pt 2: Experiences in prison

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Fri, 05/20/2011

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 re-examined their basic assumptions about the war. They made radio and print statements against the war while in prison. In this second part of a two-part interview Chenoweth discusses some of his experiences in prison.

 

51:09 minutes (23.42 MB)

Veteran's Voice on 05/20/11

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Fri, 05/20/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bob Chenowith, former prisoner of war in Hanoi, pt 2

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 re-examined their basic assumptions about the war. They made radio and print statements against the war while in prison. In this second part of a two-part interview Chenoweth discusses some of his experiences in prison.

Laure Clemons, Executive Director of Extended Family

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Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 05/16/2011

On tonight's show, Host Ruth Kovacs interviewed Laure Clemons, Executive Director of Extended Family, a support system for families of prisoners.

To learn more about the organization or how you can start a chapter in your community, you can go to www.extendedfamilysupport.org or you can mail a letter to P.O. Box 26 Centre, AL 35960 asking for information.

You can also reach Laure Clemons at 257.927.9772 or emailing extendedfamily@tds.net.

To read more on Laure and her organization, check out the April 15th issue of Street Roots.

 

27:00 minutes (24.72 MB)
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