Episode 9 – Post-Election Assessment of the Death Penalty in the US

Host Serena Blaiz talks to two anti-death-penalty activists to get a sense of the state of the abolition movement after the elections. Guests: James Clark of Amnesty USA and Abraham Bonowitz.

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Episode 8: Islamophobia and American Politics

Serena Blaiz examines Islamophobia in the American Heartland, speaking to Adam Soltani of CAIR Oklahoma and Dr. Carl Rubenstein of the Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma. They discuss a recent legislative study in Oklahoma called “Radical Islam, Shariah Law, the Muslim Brotherhood and the radicalization process” that was instigated by Rep. John R. Bennett, who accused Muslim leaders of being terrorists out to destroy America, as well as steps taken by Oklahomans to counter the hateful and bigoted rhetoric, prevent violence and build trust relationships.

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Full audio segment of CAIR staff at rally for Standing Rock:

Thanks to OklahomaActivist.com for making and sharing the recording.

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