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Voices from the Edge on 07/15/2010

Airs at: Thu, 07/15/2010 at 12:00am
Produced for Voices from the Edge
Portland City Council voted 3-2 this morning to let police unit commanders have a vote in certain cases before the new police review board.  Does this make the new board "structurally flawed" or does it increase accountability as commissioners supporting the change claim? V... Read more

How the $577 million dollar budget cut will impact prison issues

Airs at: Mon, 07/12/2010 at 12:00am
Normal 0 We all must keep our eyes on the $577 million cuts in the Oregon Budget, and particularly how Health, Welfare and Education cuts effect the prison issues that interest us. Caylor Roling from Partnerships for Safety and Justice called in to talk about ... Read more

Voices from the Edge on 07/01/10

Airs at: Thu, 07/01/2010 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Voices from the Edge
Breaking trails in politics and law: A conversation with former Oregon Supreme Court Justice Betty Roberts.   Betty Roberts was a child of the Great Depression. From the Texas plains of her childhood, she went on to become a teacher, lawyer, state legislator and Oregon'... Read more

Voices from the Edge on 06/24/2010

Airs at: Sat, 06/26/2010 at 12:00am
Produced for Voices from the Edge
Creating dialogue amidst the rhetoric: AmericaSpeaks' Portland Town Meeting: Our Budget, Our Economy Many Americans feel political discourse has been hijacked by pundits, bloggers and other members of the 24/7 media machine more interested in ratings and revenue than meani... Read more

2010 Poetry Slam

Airs at: Mon, 05/24/2010 at 12:00am
Produced for Prison Pipeline
The three winners of the 2010 Poetry Slam presented by Uhuru SaSa at OSP will read their poems. Read more

Gretchen Vala Interview

Airs at: Mon, 06/21/2010 at 12:00am
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Gretchen Vala, whose son has been incarcerated for five and a half years, now volunteers her time as president of Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE). We discussed her work and focused on the Parole process. Read more

Prisons: Reform or Abolition?

Airs at: Mon, 06/21/2010 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 In this conversation from their series The Left and the Law, attorney Mike Snedeker and psychologist Jan  Haaken explore the enormous economic and human costs of the prison system and some of the reasons why we continue to bear those costs.  Mike and Jan earlier discussed ... Read more

Voices from the Edge on 06/17/2010

Airs at: Thu, 06/17/2010 at 12:00am
Produced for Voices from the Edge
About the program… Join co-hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza every Thursday morning as they bring you informative guests and lively discussions about the issues that are important to you and your community. Every week, Voices from the Edge provides KBOO listeners a place ... Read more

Solitary Confinement in the U.S. and the Angola 3, 38 Years and Counting!

Airs at: Thu, 06/10/2010 at 12:00am
Produced for A Deeper Look
Solitary Confinement in the U.S. and the Angola 3, 38 Years and Counting!  80, 000 American prisoners are spending their lives locked in solitary confinement, a number inconceivable 2 decades ago. Governments argue that it's good prison management, opponents call it torture.... Read more

Voices from the Edge on 06/10/2010

Airs at: Thu, 06/10/2010 at 12:00am
Produced for Voices from the Edge
"A Conversation with The Fire Frashour Campaign" Should Portland Police officers Ronald Frashour, Chris Humphreys and others involved in the death of Portland residents in recent years be fired immediately? Should mandatory arbitration be removed from the Portland Police A... Read more