WCRS Podcast - consciousvoices

Conscious Voices Lawrence Ferlinghetti and an Oak Flat update


59:59 minutes (27.46 MB)

A public poetry reading by American treasure, poet, Lawrence Ferlingetti, on the occasion of hsi receiving the honor of becoming San Francisco's first poet laureat, and an encouraging update in the fight to save Oak Flat in Arizona.

CV 210218 Community Gardens in the Cross Hairs


59:59 minutes (44.16 MB)

A look at the purpose and value of community gardens in light of the threat many of them are facing from developers and gentrification. This week ther Kossuth Street Community Garden on Columbus' near East side was served an eviction notice by the developer that recently purchased the land. An up-to-date intervoew with Kossuth Street Garden director Michael Doody

CV 210211 Bordering on Collapse (the destructive impacts of the border wall)


59:59 minutes (39.83 MB)

Audio from a recent on-line forum on the destructive impacts of the border wall, presented by the Center for Biological Dioversity in Tucson.
Also; update on the killing of Casey Goodson, and commentary on the impeachment trial of a certain former chief executive.

CV 210204 Oak Flat and partial justice for Andre Hill


1:00:00 minutes (37.1 MB)

audio fromm a recent "virtual rally" to save Oak Flats in Arizona from a giant copper mine that the previous whitehouse administration accelerated approval for. Also discussion of the case of Andre Hill's murder by Columbus police officer. Adam Coy ( now fired, indicted and charged, and arrested, and held on a multi-Milliuon dollar bail).

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Conscious Voices 210120 Micheal Eric Dyson on the stste of the state


59:56 minutes (44.58 MB)

Professor/author Michael Eric Dyson gives a sermon just days after the attempted coup at the nation's capitol by white supremacists, anti-maskers, Trump devotees, and other Republicans.
Also the poem heard 'round the world.

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59:56 minutes (44.58 MB)

Conscious Voices Casey Goodson update and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez on the storming of the Capitol

A feature-length interview with civil rights attorney Sean Walton, who represents the family of slain Columbus citizen Casey Goodson, plus; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks about her experience of the storming of the Capitol by white supremacists.

59:50 minutes (44.95 MB)

A feature-length interview with civil rights attorney Sean Walton, who represents the family of slain Columbus citizen Casey Goodson, plus; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks about her experience of the storming of the Capitol by white supremacists.

CV 121720 Justice for Casey Goodson


59:57 minutes (39.17 MB)

Audio from a rally for justice for Casey Goodson on Saturday, Dec 12 that drew around 1500 people, plus Alerxandria Ocasio=Cortez on the Covid relief debate and Democratic Party leadership failings.

CV 121020 The Killing of Casey Goodson, and in interview with Dontavius Jarells


59:58 minutes (42.24 MB)

Columbus resident Casey Goodson was gunned down by a Franklin County Sheriff's Deputy last week. He was not a suspect in any investigation, and had no criminal record. The deputy claims Goodson pointed a gun at him. Goodson's family say he had only a cel phone, and a bag of sandwiches. He bled out on his kitchen floor in front of his family. The county coroner has ruled the killing a "homicide". All three shots that killed Goodson were received in his back.
Columbus police apparently mis-handled the investigation, failing to secure the scene or to interview witnesses, leading many to beliefs they were operating with the pre-emptive assumption that the shooting was "justified". Citing a lack of coherent evidence, the Ohio attorney General has declined to investigate, but the US justice department has stepped in.
Goodson's family is calling for murder charges to be brought against the deputy, who has a history of insubordination and volatility. The family is represented by Columbus attorney Sean Walton. We have audio from a press conference held by Walton and co-counsels via video chat.

This week I also met with community activist Dontavius Jarells, who will represent the Ohio 25th House district at the start of the new legislative season. I first encountered Jarells when he was a keynote speaker and emcee at an International Black Lives Matter rally at City Hall, which I recorded and broadcast here on this program this past Summer. Here he discusses his vision for improving the lives of his constituents, fighting injustices, and transforming our democratic culture.

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