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Corruption in PA

Airs at: Sun, 03/01/2009 at 4:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Judges in Pennsylvania—caught in corruption. Amy Goodman presented a segment giving us the details. As we listen, many questions come to mind; which Ruth highlights in the last few minutes. If you’d like us to do a Prison Pipeline program that deals with one of those questi... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 23, 2009

Airs at: Sun, 02/22/2009 at 4:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Tom Becker hosts this program about human costs and human needs in these tough economic times.  How can essential public services be funded in Oregon?  How can immigrant workers be protected from draconian laws enforced by states like Arizona?  And how can home foreclosures... Read more

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


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 Volunteer Nights are Mondays & Tuesdays 5:30-8pm. at 1112 NE Morton St. ... Read more