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Political Prisoners

Airs at: Sun, 02/15/2009 at 4:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
The Mumia Strugglebration event on Friday 13 featured Pam Africa and Ramona Africa. This brought the subject of Political Prisoners to our attention. We gave an overview of the more than 100 political prisoners in the U.S. We also announced the good news that Mumia’s book “... Read more

interview with pam africa

Airs at: Wed, 02/11/2009 at 4:00pm
this is an interview we did with pam africa from MOVE, which began in philadelphia and focused on the interconnectedness between a 'natural lifestyle' and humanity.  pam africa spoke on the 'strugglebration for mumia' event happening the next day (13 february) at portland s... Read more

Punk'd?

Hmm. So after a resounding electoral victory, an inauguration the likes of which we've never seen, and an odd new empathic burst of shared purpose, President Obama did what now? He followed Bush's lead on civil liberties.   Obama Administration Maintains Bush Position on 'Ex... Read more

Strugglebration for Mumia

Airs at: Sun, 02/08/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Friday, Feb. 13, is a very special event! The Portland Friends for the Freedom of MOVE & Mumia Abu-Jamal present: Strugglebration for Mumia Abu-Jamal.     Portland State University – Smith Memorial Student Union Bldg. (SMU 238)     6:00 pm – 9:00 pm     For more information... Read more

Budget Cuts on Prisoners

Airs at: Sun, 02/01/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Ruth Kovacs was joined by Patty Katz, from Partnerships for Safety and Justice and Tony Perkins, former World Council Chair for Oxford House. They discussed the cuts in Washington State Prison funds for drug and alcohol treatment for prisoners before and after release. Folk... Read more

Working for Reform

Airs at: Sun, 01/25/2009 at 4:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Ruth Kovacs and Rebecca Nay talked about the work of advocates for prison reform. Rebecca, co-host of Gender Blender (usually the third Tuesday of the month from 6:00 to 7:00 pm) asked Ruth to define her mission and to tell what meeting with the prisoners has taught her thi... Read more

Cruel and Unusual

Airs at: Sun, 01/11/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Prison Pipeline
One of the producer/directors of the award winning film, “Cruel and Unusual”, Janet Baus gave Prison Pipeline a telephone interview. We discussed the problems that transgender prisoners must face. The conversation between Janet, Rebecca (our KBOO engineer) and Ruth (PP Host... Read more

Books to Prisoners

Airs at: Sun, 01/04/2009 at 4:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Jonathan Farbowitz and Alex Fish from Books for Prisoners gave us an update about the program. Books to Prisoners P.O. Box 11222 Portland, OR 97211 pdxbookstoprisoners@riseup.net pdxbookstoprisoners.org Volunteer Nights are Mondays & Tuesdays 5:30-8pm. at 1112 NE Morton St. ... Read more

Index of leading asshattery indicators

 I love Harper's Index. For those of you not familiar with it, Harper's Index appears near the front of every edition of Harper's magazine. It presents a sort of snapshot of current affairs by way of assembling a bunch of seemingly obscure, but ultimately telling, statistic... Read more

Radiozine

Airs at: Wed, 01/02/2008 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Produced for Radiozine
Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Luke Walden, co-author of The Narcotic Farm: The Rise and Fall of America's First Prison for Drug Addicts.  This is the story of The Narcotic Farm, a federal hospital/prison for drug addicts in Lexington, Kentucky that opened in 1... Read more