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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


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

Interview: Journalist Michelle Shepherd on Guantanamos's Child, Omar Khadr

Airs at: Mon, 12/29/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Radiozine
On January 26th, just six days after his inaugeration, President Obama will face his first scheduled Guantanamo Tribunal. The trial of Canada born Omar Khadr just 15 years old when captured by US forces following a firefight in Aphghanistan is scheduled to begin. Michelle She... Read more

Locked Up - Locked Out

Airs at: Sun, 12/28/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
The sound track for "Locked Up - Locked Out" tells about the California organization, All Of Us Or None. This national organizing movement, started by formerly incarcerated people whose goal is to build political power in the communities most affected by mass incarceration ... Read more

A New Start

Airs at: Sun, 12/21/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Our guest was released just two weeks ago. Ruth Kovacs and Matt talk about the joys of being released, the dinner his mom fixed, and the welcome from his girl, family and friends. Matt also talks abut why he feels sure that he will not be returning to prison. His own decisi... Read more

2008 in the Law

Airs at: Sun, 12/21/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Diane Downs denied parole, the role of remorse in who gets what punishment, the decline of the death penalty, and what Republicans have to fear from Eric Holder -- these are the issues Portland Attorney discusses with the Old Mole's Laurie Mercier.     Read more

Civil Liberties Watch: From Cheney to Omar Khadr: A Round-up of Civil Liberty Issues

Airs at: Wed, 12/17/2008 at 12:00am
Produced for Evening News
This past week has seen developments in several Civil Liberty issues, including the on-air admission of Vice President Cheney to the authorization of torture in an interview with the ABC news. His admission has led to even mainstream media asking if Cheney is a War Criminia... Read more

Life after Prison

Airs at: Sun, 12/07/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Ruth was joined Thai. He’s been out of prison for a few years and they talked about the problems of trying to get a life again. Fortunately he has a few friends that help him, but finding employment has been a struggle. Thai shared his insights about what it is like to be a... Read more

Strugglebration for Mumia

Airs at: Sun, 11/23/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Guest, Shaun Carnahan and Ruth Kovacs talk about  December 9 when  KBOO  co-sponsors a Strugglebration event for Mumia Abu-Jamal. Folks will gather at the Cultural Center  of Portland State University, from 6 to 9 pm, Tuesday, December 9. There will be music, speakers and f... Read more

The Framing of Mumia

Airs at: Sun, 11/16/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Patrick O’Connor, author of “The Framing of Mumia”, talked about his book and shared information that has not been presented before the publication of his book. He described part of the injustice of the trial, the lies about a so-called confession—which did not exist, and  ... Read more