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Civil Liberties Watch: Executive Branch Secrecy

Airs at: Sun, 08/03/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
The Bush Administration relies on secrecy to cover up illegal spying on Americans and the torture of Salim Hamdan in US custody.  Read more

Free Mumia

Airs at: Mon, 08/04/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Ruth Kovacs will have as her guest Shaun Carnahan--a Supporter of Mumia Abu-Jamal.   Carnahan has been in touch with Pam Africa and ICFFMAJ in Philadelphia and will be able to give us an update on the status of Mumia's plight. The news is not good. We'll want to hear wha... Read more

Interview: Michelle Shepherd, Author of Guantanamo's Child

Airs at: Thu, 07/17/2008 at 5:00pm
Toronto Star, award winning journalist, Michelle Shepherd  discusses her book Guantanamo's Child; The Untold Story of Omar Khadr. Khadr is a Canadian citizen who was a wounded fifteen year old when taken into custody by the US military in Afghanistan. He has spent the past ... Read more

Civil Liberties Watch: Violations at NW Immigrant Detention Center

Airs at: Sun, 07/20/2008 at 5:00pm
The Seattle University School of Law and the non-profit One America relaease reportor on Human Rights violations found at The Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma Washington. The report follows an eight month study on the 1,000 detainnee facility used to hold people awaitin... Read more

Civil Liberties Watch: Angola 3 Defendant's Conviction Overturned

Airs at: Sat, 07/12/2008 at 5:00pm
Angola 3 defendant Albert Woodfox had his 1973 comviction for the killing of Angola prison guard overturned by a federal judge in Lousisiana. This is a significant victory for former Black Panther, Woodfox who was held in solitary confinement for over 34 years.Also see ango... Read more

Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Airs at: Mon, 07/28/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Ruth interviews David Rogers, who is the president of Partnerships for Safety and Justice.  They discuss Kevin Mannix's ballot measure that would require mandatory minimum sentences for multitude of crimes, many of which are non violent. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 28, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 07/27/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Viable options for saving the planet and making life better; a novel about mending family ties; The New Yorker's Obama cartoon cover;  and the history of victims' rights -- all these are discussed by the Old Moles on this show hosted by Tom Becker, who plays some of Billy B... Read more

Victims' Rights

Airs at: Sun, 07/27/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Attorney Mike Snedeker talks with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken about the role of crime victims in the trials, sentencing, and paroling of violent offenders, especially rapists.  Read more

Transition and Recovery Programs

Airs at: Mon, 07/21/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Ruth is joined by Brian Lindstrom who is the film maker of "Finding Normal", David Fitzgerald who is a mentor for the Recovery Mentor Program and Bobby Sal who is a alcohol and drug counselor at the Central City Concern Recovery Center. Read more

Prison Integration

Airs at: Mon, 07/14/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Reggae Bob, An old friend to Prison Pipeline, joins Ruth for this episode to discuss a new ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court in July, 2008. California prisons must be integrated after years of racial segregation. We at Prison Pipeline will keep an eye on this new ruling. Read more