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Houston area: KPFT 90.1 FM; Galveston, TX, 89.5; Huntsville, TX, 89.7
Worldwide: www.executionwatch.org > Listen
TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE:
MILTON MATHIS, 32, He cheated death in 2005 through a . Six years later, he received a new date despite the fact that motions alleging he is mentally retarded have never been heard in federal court. The U.S. Supreme Court turned down an appeal in February 2011. His attorneys continued to petition for a hearing on evidence that he is retarded and therefore ineligible for execution. The Houston native was convicted in the 1998 shooting deaths of two men in Fort Bend County. More background at http://executionwatch.org > Backpage.
Host: RAY HILL, an ex-convict
whose activism has included shepherding several cases to the U.S. Supreme Court., he founded, and hosted for 30 years, the Prison Show on KPFT. His new talk show may be heard every weekday on hmsnetradio.org at 2 p.m. CT.
Legal Analyst: JIM SKELTON, a legal educator and retired attorney, he’s a native Texan and iconoclast who has seen capital trials from both the prosecution table and the defense table.
Featured Interview: CLAUDIA WHITMAN, co-authored the Capital Defense Handbook for Defendants and their Families with a former death row prisoner now doing life at Angola. She uses it in trainings around the country. Claudia is executive director of the National Death Row Assistance Network of CURE and coordinates the GrassRoots Investigation Project of the Quixote Center. She serves on the board for the and for CURE. More on CURE’s Death row Assistance Network is at www.curenational.org
Reporter, Death House, Huntsville: GLORIA RUBAC, founder of the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, abolitionmovement.org/
Reporter, Texas Vigil: DAVE ATWOOD, founder and board member, Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death penalty; author of memoir, Detour to Death Row. www.tcadp.org.
, Texas plans to execute HUMBERTO LEAL, JR.. If that happens, Execution Watch will broadcast. Details: executionwatch.org
PRODUCER: Elizabeth Ann Stein, eliza.tx.usa @gmail.com.
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Otis Maclay, omaclay @gmail.com.
THEME: Victoria Panetti, SheMonster International, myspace.com/shemonster.
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