Prison issues

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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program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
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)

Elaine Brown

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Wed, 04/20/2011

Tonight on Circle A Radio, we feature the former Chairman of the Black Panther Party, Elaine Brown.  Brown is author of the books “A Taste of Power” and “The Condemnation of Little B”.  She’s the cofounder of Mothers Advocating Juvenile Justice and The National Alliance for Radical Prison Reform.  She’s also on the Committee to free Chip Fitzgerald.   She regularly lectures at colleges and universities around the country on “New Age Racism in America”.  A long time prisoner advocate, Elaine Brown was a close advisor to prisoners who took part in the historic prison strikes in Georgia this past December.  Here is her keynote speech from the opening night of The Counter Counter Insurgency Convergence, which took place at Reed College, April 8th thru the

58:05 minutes (23.27 MB)

Left and the Law: death penalty and Troy Davis

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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

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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)
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