Sunday, October 16, 2011
Awopradio for Sunday October 16th : Mike Farrell,Director of Death Penalty.Org, and also Jeni Decker author
This Coming Sunday we will be welcoming Mike Farrell to Awopradio. to have a Discussion focused on the Death Penalty in America. The Execution issue is regaining focus due to the Execution of Troy Davis and the GOP debates ( and Perry's Record). Mike Farrell is known by many as a fine actor and for his work on M*A*S*H as B.J.Hunnicutt , but he also has worked as an activist for 30 years, educating and advocating on many Human Rights Issues, including the Abolition of the Death Penalty. You can read more of his fine Human Rights Work on his own website.
Brave New Films video introduced by Cenk Yuger for "Meet the Bloggers"
Some of the Mythes that are mentioned in the videos and on Cenk's blog are still issues that arise today ::
Myth: Death by lethal injection is painless and humane.
Myth: The death penalty provides "closure" to families of victims.
Myth: The death penalty is enforced only after all efforts for appeal have been exhausted.
Myth: The death penalty is faithful to the Constitution.
On GritTV ( Ann Flanders) (Sept2011) ( 2 Min. PSA on Death Penalty)
On GRIT TV with Laura Flanders speaking on many issues, (17minutes) Sept 2011, including speaking on Healthcare ( please see the 2 min PSA on Single Payer, Medicare4All in this video).
On Mike Farrell's Biography and his organization, WWW.Death Penalty.Org , you can read more here.
Huffpo post on Issue has an article by Mike Farrell from 2010 that is a must read.
We also will be having Jeni Decker on the second half of the show to talk about her upcoming book about living with and raising her two Autistic Sons. Jeni Decker (@Jeni_Decker). "Author of I Wish I Were Engulfed in Flames." Earlier this Fall we had her on with Kat Nove as she is the Co-author of "Waiting for Karl Rove". We are looking forward to talking more with this creative writing Mom.