We caught up w/ Florida Congressman and US Senatorial candidate Kendrick Meek during the America's Future Now conference in Washington DC.
He weighed in on a number of topics including the Gulf Oil spill and as heard in this clip Immigration Reform and SB1070. Meek who is a former cop talked about how the new law will create major distrust between Law Enforcement and Immigrants
Austin rap group Broken Links swung through a community event at Monkey Wrench Bookstore during SXSW to share there talents. This mixed group of Black and latinos let everyone know they got skillz and will a group to check for in the future..
We sat down with Houston activist and spoken word artist, Deniz Lopez aka De-Colonize... She talked to us about the importance of freeing your mind and breaking away from trappings of materialism. She also spit a nice piece for us...
We conclude our interview w/former Harris county district court judge Caprice Cosper. Here we talk about the influence of gang reality shows on TV and how that may actually be an encouragement for wayward youth looking for 15 minutes of fame...We also talk about how women are the largest growing segment in Harris county's jail population and steps being taken to turn that around. Lastly we talk about how 1 out of 10 Texans is or has been in jail.
As we come into Part t3 of our interview w/former judge Caprice Cosper, she talks about the need to rehabillitate non-violent and other offenders who will one day get out of prison and return to society.
We continue our interview w/former Harris County district court judge Caprice Cosper. Here she tackles the issue of recitivism and the push to be tough on crime. She talks about how we are in a unique point in history where various stake holders in the justice system recognize there is great need for change. She lays out the steps she and others are now taking to be fair and yet responsible for keeping society's most dangerous people off the streets.
We recently caught up with former Harris County district court judge Caprice Cosper and talked to her about her new appointment which has been described as a Jail Czar. She says that's an inaccurate description and talked to us about exactly what she does in overseeing the jail system. She talked to us about thresholds for success and the challnges that lay before her.
We caught up w/ Houston Mayor-Elect Annise Parker on our syndicated Hard Knock Radio show . She opened up to us about a variety of issues including how and why the political landscape of Texas is changing. She talked about the role Texas' big cities are playing in the political shift from Red to Blue and how Texas' burgeoning Latino population is impacting. She talked to us about how she's been dealing with the national spotlight her victory has brought to her and the city of Houston. She talked about what it means politically that Houston elected an openly Gay mayor.
We caught up with Houston Mayor-elect Annise Parker on our syndicated Hard Knock Radio show. She opened up to us about a variety of issues including how and why the political landscape of Texas is changing. She talked about the role Texas' big cities are playing in the political shift from Red to Blue and how Texas' burgeoning Latino population is impacted. She talked to us about how she's been dealing with the national spotlight her victory has brought to her and the city of Houston. She talked about what it means politically that Houston elected an openly gay mayor.
Links below to Interview w/ Houston Mayor-Elect Annise Parker, Parts 2, 3, & 4.
We continue our conversation w/ 21 year old Diana Lopez from San Antonio's Southwest Workers Union... Here she talks to us about the challenges she and other grassroots activists from the US faced when arriving in Copenhagen. The US is seen as the biggest problem in the Climate Change debate and thus initially many from the US were received skeptically... Diana and her fellow delegates broke through those barriers.