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Shows featuring James Ridgeway

  • Torture in U.S. Prisons? Historic Senate Hearing Takes Up Solitary Confinement’s Devastating Toll Graves_hearing
    In the first-ever hearing of its kind, a Senate panel heard testimony this week on the psychological and human rights implications of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. While defenders of solitary confinement claim it is needed to control the most violent prisoners, many of the people called to testify at the hearing...
    June 22, 2012 | Story
  • NYC Criticized for Failing to Evacuate Prisoners at Rikers Island Ahead of Hurricane Splash_image20110901-27879-yooa94-0
    Even though Hurricane Irene prompted a series of extraordinary measures in New York City — a complete shutdown of the public transit system and mass evacuations on an unprecedented scale — officials did not take any steps to evacuate some 12,000 prisoners held in a city jail on Rikers Island. According to the New York City...
    August 29, 2011 | Story
  • Arrest of Neo-Nazis in Obama Assassination Plot a Reminder of Enduring White Supremacist Culture in US Neo_naziweb
    Is a potential Barack Obama presidency bringing white supremacist subculture out of the shadows? Following the arrest of two neo-Nazis for plotting to assassinate Obama, we speak to investigative journalist James Ridgeway, author of Blood in the Face: The Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Nations, Nazi Skinheads and the Rise of a New White Culture. [includes rush transcript]
    October 30, 2008 | Story
  • Leading Gun Control Activist Exposed as Gun Lobby Spy Sapone1mtweb
    Mother Jones magazine has revealed a well-known activist in the gun control movement is actually a secret spy for the National Rifle Association and the gun lobby. Over the past decade, the woman, Mary Lou Sapone, managed to become active in almost every single major gun violence prevention organization. Sapone, who went by her maiden name Mary McFate, helped organize the Million Mom March in...
    August 04, 2008 | Story
  • Black Ops on Green Groups: Private Security Firm Run by Fmr. Secret Service Officers Spied on Environmental Orgs for Corporate Clients Ridgewayarticleweb
    A private security firm spied on Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and several other environmental organizations from the late 1990s until at least the year 2000, according a new investigation by Mother Jones magazine. The security firm was run by former Secret Service officers who infiltrated environmental groups, collected their phone records and confidential internal documents, and even went...
    April 14, 2008 | Story
  • James Ridgeway on the 2008 Democratic Contenders Contendersweb
    With the Iowa Caucus less than a month away, James Ridgeway, co-author of The Contenders, discusses "the two John Edwardses," Governor Bill Richardson’s "run" for the vice presidency and Sen. Chris Dodd’s ties to the banking industry. [includes rush transcript]
    December 06, 2007 | Story
  • "In Search of John Doe No. 2: The Story the Feds Never Told About the Oklahoma City Bombing" Kenney20070803
    A Salt Lake City lawyer searching for the truth behind his brother’s death has uncovered a wealth of new information that could implicate the FBI in the Oklahoma City bombings. The documents he dug up suggest the FBI knew about the plot to bomb the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in advance but did little to prevent it. Jesse Trentadue’s brother Kenney Trentadue was found dead in...
    August 03, 2007 | Story
  • Randall Kennedy
    Randall Kennedy of Harvard Law School speaks with Amy about race, justice and law enforcement in the United States.
    June 05, 1997 | Story