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Taped Thursday, January 8, this show features poet Jahi, who responds to the police shooting and murder of Oscar Grant III January 1, 2009 at the Frutivale BART Station in Oakland. He is joined by Tiyesha Meroe who was at the rally 1/7 and at the BART Hearing 1/8 and shares her perspective on each. The last interview is with Ida McCray and her daughter, Nia Sykes, both prison abolision activists who work with families with children, especially mothers. Ida McCray is founder of Families with a Future and Nia is employed by California Coalition for Women Prisoners, of which Ms. McCray and I are board members. Ms. MaCray works for the San Francisco County Sherriff's Dept. and is an adjunct professor at San Francisco City College. Nia was 2, and the youngest of 5, when her mother was incarcerated, and spent the next ten years visiting her mother behind bars. The two women share their story. Visit http://www.familieswithafuture.com/ and http://womenprisoners.org/ to find out how you can get involved. I am visiting women behind bars today at one of the California Women Prisons in the Central Valley. I'll let you know how it went when I return this evening. Check out my blog: http://wandasabir.blogspot.com

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