Execution Watch: On the execution of Kenneth Mosley

Jan. 7, 2009, Thurs., 6-7 pm CT

Listen on KPFT’s HD-2 channel, 90.1 FM Houston, or

Go to www.executionwatch. org <http://www.executionwatch.%20org/> at 6 p.m. CT, click on “Listen.”


KENNETH MOSLEY, 51, convicted in the 1997 death of Garland, Texas, Police Officer Michael David Moore, who responded to a call about a bank robbery and was shot during a struggle over Mosley’s weapon. Appellate attorneys sought a new hearing, arguing that the shooting was unintentional and that trial attorneys failed to present evidence of Mosley’s childhood abuse, brain damage, and adult drug habit. (For more background, go to www.executionwatch. org <http://www.executionwatch.%20org/> , click on “Backpage on Kenneth Mosley.”)


Host: RAY HILL, an ex-convict who has lost a dozen friends to the death chamber. Ray’s civil rights activism has included shepherding several cases to the U.S. Supreme Court. He hosts his own program Fridays at KPFT: the Prison Show, now in its 30th year, www.theprisonshow. org <http://www.theprisonshow.%20org/>

Legal Analyst: JIM SKELTON, a retired attorney who continues to contribute to the profession with continuing education classes on appellate law. In a distinguished career, Jim participated in a number of capital trials as prosecutor or defense attorney.

Featured Interview: RICHARD D. VOGEL, a political reporter and editor of the website, “From the Left,” at www.combatingglobalization.com combatingglobalization.com> , where he recently posted his article, “The Demise of the Death Penalty in the US.” Mr. Vogel, who will be in the studio, uses his website to follow the effects of globalization on working people and their communities. He also contributes to the socialist magazine Monthly Review.

Reporter, Huntsville, Death House: GLORIA RUBAC. Leader in the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, www.abolitionmovement.weebly. com <http://www.abolitionmovement.weebly.%20com/>

Reporter, Vigil: TBA. A member of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, www.tcadp. org <http://www.tcadp.%20org/> , reports from one of numerous vigils across the state.


On Jan. 12, Texas plans to execute Gary James Johnson. If it does, Execution Watch will broadcast. Details: www.executionwatch. org <http://www.executionwatch.org/>

PRODUCER: Elizabeth Ann Stein, steinea @yahoo.com .

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Otis Maclay, omaclay @gmail.com.

THEME MUSIC: “Death by Texas,” Victoria Panetti, www.myspace. com/shemonster shemonster>

*** Media welcome to observe the broadcast, 6-7 pm, 419 Lovett Blvd., Houston 77006. Call Elizabeth, 281-989-6556, or just show up. ***

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