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  • 00:59

    The Strong Stance: The Injustice of Incarceration

    in LGBT

    From CeCe McDonald’s imprisonment for defending herself in an assault, to Laverne Cox’s portrayal as Sophia Burset in Orange Is the New Black, to Jennicet Gutierrez’s White House protest of transgender detainee treatment in ICE custody. Today we have two guests joining us to discuss the current state of the American prison system, the concept of abolition and the reforms necessary to protect transgender and gender non-conforming prisoners.

    Prison Stats: The United States has 5% of the world's population, but 25% of the world's prisoners. (2014 stat) In 2010, the U.S. spent $80 billion on incarceration. (2014 stat) In 2012, one in every 108 adults was in prison or jail and one in 28 American children has a parent behind bars. (2014 stat).

    LGBT youth make up only 6 percent of the general population but represent 15 percent of people currently in juvenile detention. (http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/9/18/helping-queer-youth-affected-school-prison-pipeline) 40% of Transgender Prisoners Are Sexually Abused, which is 10 times the rate of prisoners in general. (https://transgenderequality.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/federal-survey-40-of-transgender-prisoners-are-sexually-abused-each-year/)


  • United States Incarceration Industry Exposed/ Public Exploitation

    in Current Events

    Between October 30 and November 2,2015,  the United States will release 6,000 federal prisoners in accordance to new guidelines that went into effect November 2014 when an independent federal commission proposed shorter sentences for drug offenders. The result of the commission's decision that -just because someone was sentenced to a long prison term during the peak of the tough-on-crime era, he shouldn't automatically have to serve more time than he'd get if he were sentenced today. Of the 6000 to be released, only 4,000 are US citizens; about 2,000 of the prisoners scheduled for release are unauthorized immigrants, who will be detained and deported immediately after they're released from federal prison and legal immigrants

    In January 2014, the Commission indicated it  would reduce the drug sentencing guidelines and in March 2014, the Attorney General supported new guidelines being applied to on-going drug cases. As many as 46,000 prisoners are eligible to apply for shorter sentences under the change.

    In 2011, Congress reduced the sentencing disparity between "crack" and powder cocaine and the Sentencing Commission decided to allow current prisoners sentenced for crack cocaine to apply for shorter sentences. The United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. Ten thousand people are released from prison every week, most of them from state prisoners.  Typically, the federal government releases 55,000 prisoners a year. It will be interesting to see how the federal criminal justice system will help ex-inmates reenter society. 

  • 00:50

    Mass Incarceration & The Family/Real Talk on "Me, God and A Cup Of Coffee

    in Women

    Saturday 8 a.m., #347-996-5568, MASS INCARCERATION: THE WHOLE PIE. Let's Talk About It - Jail churn is particularly high because at any given moment most of the 722,000 people in local jails have not been convicted. In addition to the 688,000 people released from prisons each year, almost 12 million people cycle through local jails each year. How is mass incarceration affecting our families? How are our children being impacted.  Join the conversation at 8 a.m. Saturday morning - YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT. GRAB YOUR MUG AND FILL IT UP, COME HAVE A CUP OF COFFEE ON ME! "REAL TALK"

    A heart felt journey of morning conversations with God about feelings women rarely share and weight (life's issues) that distract us from being whole. "Me God and A Cup Of Coffee" is a show that recognizes that every day must start with a morning conversation with God. Through sharing your experiences with others we realize that "We are more alike than we are different". Join us for a morning conversation. Grab your mug and fill it up. #347-996-5568, Saturday at 8 a.m. weekly.

  • 01:04

    Mass Incarceration

    in Radio

    Tonight it's all about the prison system and the mass incarceration. Is it a 75 billion dollar failed idea? Find out tonight with guest friends: Kathy Gunter, an educator within the male prison system. Chef Tarsha, a Celebrity chef out of Houston Texas and radio personality owner of Crave Gourmet Bakery and Catered Cafe. Herb Taylor, drafted in 2007 in round six to the Jacksonville Jaguars then to the Green Bay Packers, now Herb is working in the family business the World Reowned Ray's BBQ. Dr. Willie J. Kimmons, founder of Save Children, Save Schools, author and child advocate.

    Order your copy of Shay-Renae's new theme song for today's times "I Am Awake" available for purchase on http://cdbaby.com/cd/shayrenae and SEE YOUR WORLD! 

  • 00:45

    A Critique: The Criminal Justice Sys., Incarceration & Law Enforcement - 8/8/15

    in History

    Join 'Missing Pages of History' on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 1:00 PM EST. We will examine the criminal justice system, the incarceration rate of Africa-Americans and the law enforcement as an oppressive tool. Join us by dialing in at (818) 337-0016 or go online:  www.blogtalkradio.com/missing-pages-of-history-inc

  • 00:57

    American Vernacular: Education v. Incarceration

    in Politics Progressive

    American Vernacular looks at education versus incarceration rates and how the private prison system has replaced the justice system for many Americans. Tune in and join the conversation. 

  • 01:01

    Liberal Fix Radio Talks Mass Incarceration With James Kilgore

    in Politics Progressive

    Liberal Fix interviews guest James Kilgore, author of Mass Incarceration: A People's Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of our Time.

    Hosted by sociologist Keith Brekhus from Montana along with Liberal Fix Producer Naomi Minogue.  Every week the two of them feature a special guest and/or tackle tough issues with a perspective that comes from outside the beltway.

    If you are interested in being a guest and for any other inquiries or comments concerning the show please contact our producer Naomi De Luna Minogue via email: naomi@liberalfixradio.com

    Join the Liberal Fix community, a like-minded group of individuals dedicated to promoting progressive ideals and progressive activists making a difference.

  • 00:32

    recidivism no more

    in Lifestyle

    this is a show to try to give support to those who are having trouble with incarceration and the things that can lead to recidivism.

  • 00:32

    recidivism no more

    in Lifestyle

    this is a show to try to give support to those who are having trouble with incarceration and the things that can lead to recidivism.

  • African American Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration

    in Politics

    “The Negro family, battered and harassed by discrimination, injustice, and uprooting, is in the deepest trouble,” he wrote. “While many young Negroes are moving ahead to unprecedented levels of achievement, many more are falling further and further behind.. argued that the federal government was underestimating the damage done to black families by “three centuries of sometimes unimaginable mistreatment” as well as a “racist virus in the American blood stream,” which would continue to plague blacks in the future: Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • Prison Talk, How families cope with incarceration part 2

    in Family

    Listen in as the host of Prison Talk, Real Talk Application addresses the needs of family member who take on the role of caregivers to inmates. The host will review how most families cope with prison sentences, separation, time, and disappointment. The host will also examine healthy solutions for family survival and reunification in times of uncertainty. Part 2