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Bridges to Change

Airs at: Sun, 07/12/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
A group of guests from Bridges to Change told their stories. All of the mentors and administrators from this organization are ex-felons. The director - Chuck, the program director – Doug, and two clients – John an Pete joined Ruth in a discussion about the value of a mentor... Read more

The July 13 Old Mole Variety Hour

Airs at: Sun, 07/12/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Hosted by Laurie Mercier (pictured here) and featuring music by activist folk-singer Anne Feeney, this program discusses what Obama's experience as a community organizer  might mean for him as President; the role of science in the law; Hurt Locker, the movie about defusin... Read more

Bad Science, Bad Law

Airs at: Sun, 07/12/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 What is the role of science in sending people to prison?  What if the science is bunk? Attorney Mike Snedeker talks with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken about how science can lead to justice and injustice in the wake of the recent Supreme Court Decision calling for the cross-exa... Read more

Prison activist Victoria Law discusses her new book "Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggle of Incarcerated Women"

Airs at: Thu, 07/02/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for APA Compass
Victoria Law is an activist, mother, photographer and writer. APA Compass member Toni Tabora-Roberts spoke with her about her new book Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggle of Incarcerated Women and her work as a prison activist. This is a longer version of the interview whi... Read more

Criminal Sentence Reduction

Airs at: Sun, 07/05/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Caylor Roling from Partnerships for Safety & Justice provided details and update information on HB 3508 which recently passed the Oregon House and Senate. The next Prison Pipeline Special will concern Prisoners Giving to those on the outside. If you know about a project or... Read more

A History of Gangs

Airs at: Sun, 07/05/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 The origins and development of gangs is more complex than the stereotypes of them.  John Hagedorn has studied and hung out with gangs all over the world and written several books about them.  Here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about why there are gangs and how ... Read more

Prison Volunteer Special

Airs at: Sun, 06/14/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
A Prison Pipeline Special! We looked at the Prison Volunteers of Oregon—we heard some of them speak, we heard messages from prisoners who appreciate the volunteers, and Ruth told about the process of becoming an official ID Badge holding volunteer. If you are thinking about... Read more

City Council report 6/10/09

Airs at: Wed, 06/10/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
In today’s Portland City Council meeting, the council agreed to give twenty five thousand dollars to the Albina Ministerial Alliance to help support one hundred fifty survivors of Hurricane Katrina who relocated to Portland in 2005. The Council also approved nearly two hund... Read more

Aba Gayle

Airs at: Sun, 06/07/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Aba Gayle was Ruth's guest. She told the story of Maurice Bickham, an African American, born in 1917, served 38 years and is now an ordained minister. He was from the era of  Jim Crow laws, convicted of shooting two white law men, had his execution date set seven times, but... Read more

Heroes of the Past

Airs at: Wed, 05/27/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Prison Pipeline looked at Memorial Day to remember more than the many military heroes of the past. We also had an update on the MOVE 9 who are still in prison. Read more