Posts Categorized: KPFT

Execution Watch: Robert Campbell, May 13

Robert Campbell HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Oklahoma has put a hold on executions while its method of inducing death is investigated, but Texas intends to go forward Tuesday with executing Robert Campbell using lethal injection. Execution Watch will provide live coverage online and on the HD3 channel of  KPFT FM 90.1 Houston. RADIO SHOW PREVIEW Execution Watch Tuesday, May…read more

Execution Watch: Tommy Sells, April 3

Tommy Sells HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Tommy Sells is one of two death-row prisoners who prevailed recently in a lawsuit demanding that Texas prison officials disclose the source of the drugs used in lethal injections. But the court decision has not stopped the wheels of death from turning. Sells is slated for execution Thursday. RADIO SHOW…read more

Execution Watch: Jerry Martin, December. 3

Jerry Martin By Execution WatchThe final execution of 2013 in Texas will take place Tuesday when Jerry Martin, a volunteer, is put to death.  Execution Watch will broadcast live coverage and analysis. RADIO SHOW PREVIEW EXECUTION WATCH Unless a stay is issued, we’ll broadcast live: Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 6-7 PM Central Time KPFT FM…read more

Execution Watch: Michael Yowell, October 9

A manacled Michael Yowell is escorted to court By Execution WatchHUNTSVILLE, Texas – A man with a history of mental illness is slated to be executed Wednesday over the objections of his appellate lawyers, who say he wouldn’t have been convicted and sentenced to death if his trial attorneys had represented him properly. Michael Yowell…read more

Execution Watch: Carroll Joe Parr, May 7, 2013

Carroll Joe Parr HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Carroll Joe Parr, whose childhood neglect and abuse were extreme even by death-row standards, is slated to be put to death Tuesday. His would be the 497th Texas execution in the modern death-penalty era. No other state comes close for volume. Second-place Virginia has executed 110. RADIO SHOW PREVIEW…read more

Execution Watch: Hernandez 11/14, Hughes 11/15

Ramon Hernandez                                        Preston Hughes HUNTSVILLE, Tex. — Texas has chosen the week before Thanksgiving to execute two men back-to-back. Execution Watch will provide coverage Wednesday if the state follows through with its plan to put Ramon Hernandez…read more

Execution Watch: Jesse Hernandez, Wednesday

Jesse Hernandez The state that carries out more executions than any other plans to put to death Jessie Hernandez Wednesday. The state killing will be covered live on Execution Watch, KPFT FM 90.1 Houston. Unless a stay is issued, the show will broadcast from 6 to 7 p.m., Central Time, streaming at: > Listen….read more

Festival to feature Death Penalty films

Screenings of two documentaries on the Texas death penalty April 8 will kick off the Rice University portion of the Prison Reform Film Festival 2011. The films, DEATH ROW (1979) and DON’T KILL MY FATHER (2010) will be followed by a discussion panel with Gloria Rubac of the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement; Clarence Brandley,…read more

KPFT Execution Watch on November 5th

Khristian Oliver’s jury consulted the Bible before sentencing him to death. On Thursday, the state of Texas plans to carry out the sentence. If they do, Execution Watch will have a show. KPFT Houston 90.1 FM, HD-2 channelStreaming live 6-7 p.m. CT on and Texas’s badge of shame by broadcasting during executionsScheduled Dates:…read more

The State of the Death Penalty and Governor Perry's 200th Execution

KPFT Open Journal, 90.1 FM (Houston)or Tune in Friday, May 29, 12:05–1:00pmHosted and produced by Gloria Rubac Guests from the Texas Moratorium Network, Campaign to End the Death Penalty, the TexasDeath Penalty Abolition Movement with families of Jeff Wood, Howard Guidry, and Juan Ramirez and more. Where are we in fighting the death penalty?…read more