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Breaking the Addiction

Airs at: Sun, 08/16/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Six mentors from Bridges to Change focused their discussion on released prisoners who had been addicted to alcohol and/or drugs and now had to meet the challenge of fitting back into society. They all had been incarcerated at one time or another, and recovered from addictio... Read more

The Incarcerated Society

Airs at: Sun, 08/16/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
   The US is "the most incarcerated society on earth," according to Robert Perkinson, author of Texas Tough: The Rise of a Prison Empire.  The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with Perkinson about how we got this way.  An excellent companion article in Dissident Voiceon this ... Read more

"From The Bottom of th Heap": The autobiography of guest Robert Hillary King of the Angola 3

Airs at: Wed, 08/12/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for A Deeper Look
Born into grinding poverty in a segregated South, Angola 3 member Robert Hillary King survived his childhood to spend 29 years in solitary confinement in the Louisiana State prison in Angola. A member of the Black Panther Party framed and convicted of murder he did not commit... Read more

Between the Covers on 8/5/09

Airs at: Wed, 08/05/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
Jennifer Kemp interviews Jerome Gold, author of "Paranoia and Heartbreak, Fifteen Years in a Juvenile Facility". CD-1563 Read more

The MOVE 9 Story

Airs at: Sun, 08/09/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
August 8th, 1978, The MOVER 9 were arrested for a murder they did not commit, and have been in prison ever since.  In a telephone interview, Consuelo Africa described the event.  After serving 30 years, the MOVE 9 became eligible for parole, however, their parole has been d... Read more

Can talking about race make a difference?

Airs at: Wed, 08/05/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Voices from the Edge
Last month, President Obama sat down over beers with a Cambridge cop and a Harvard professor to talk about an ugly incident that brought home how deep racial tensions still run in our nation. The president saw the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. by Sgt. James Crowly as a "... Read more

The State of Black Oregon

Airs at: Wed, 08/05/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Voices from the Edge
    The State of Black Oregon was published earlier this month by the Urban League of Portland. The report contains a stark inventory of statistics that show a persistent gap in living standards between black and white Oregonians – a gap that is growing wider as a result of... Read more

San Francisco Eight Victory

Airs at: Wed, 08/05/2009 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Circle A Radio
Charges were recently dropped against 4 of the San Francisco 8, leaving only one defendent left. We talk with Richard Brown of the SF8 and Miasha Quint from the Committee to defend the SF 8 about the recent developments, the sucess of the organizing, the cointelpro targeti... Read more

An Attorney Speaks

Airs at: Sun, 08/02/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Our guest was Adam Arms, attorney with the firm McKanna, Bishop, Joffee & Arms. Adam told us about his work with prisoners. We also discussed again the importance of contact with folks on the outside for prisoners. Next week we’ll have a telephone interview with Pam Africa ... Read more

Portland Partners Re-Entry Initiative

Airs at: Sun, 07/26/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Bre Groom from The Portland Partners Re-Entry Initiative with SE Works, brought Kelly, one of the volunteer mentors and Larry, a recently released friend who has participated in the PPRI Mentor Program. Listen to the active discussion that Ruth and these folks had about the... Read more