By Elizabeth Ann Stein
Producer, Execution Watch
Texas plans to execute Mark Stroman Wednesday in the death of an Indian-American man during a shooting spree following 9/11.
Rais Bhuiyan has other ideas.
Bhuiyan survived being shot in the face by Stroman and is suing state officials in an attempt to spare the man’s life. Ever since the shooting, Bhuiyan says, officials have trampled on his rights as a victim, including the right to reconcile with Stroman
If the execution is carried out, Execution Watch will provide live coverage and commentary. Details are below.
RADIO PROGRAM PREVIEW
Unless a stay is issued, we’ll broadcast on …
July 20, 2011, 6-7 PM CT
Houston: KPFT 90.1 FM
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TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE:
MARK STROMAN, 41, convicted of killing an Indian-American man during a shooting spree in Dallas that claimed one other life following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The sole survivor of the shootings, Rais Bhuiyan, has used his deep Muslim faith to forgive Stroman for the hate crime and mount an international campaign to spare his life. More background at executionwatch.org > Backpage on Mark Stroman.
Host: RAY HILL, an ex-convict and activist who founded, and hosted for 30 years, the Prison Show on KPFT. His new 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 is a native Texan and iconoclast who has seen capital trials from both the prosecution table and the defense table. His guests may include fellow attorneys SUSAN ASHLEY and LARRY DOUGLAS.
Featured Interview: CHRIS CASTILLO, National-Texas outreach coordinator for Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation, Castillo became involved with the nonprofit after his mother, Pilar Castillo, was murdered in her Houston home in 1991. www.mvfr.org
Reporter, Death House, Huntsville: GLORIA RUBAC, Founder, Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, abolitionmovement.org. The show might include remarks in Huntsville from shooting survivor RAIS BHUIYAN, worldwithouthate.org, and RICK HALPERIN, director, Human Rights program, Southern Methodist University, smu.edu/humanrights. PRODUCER: Elizabeth Ann Stein, eliza.tx.usa @gmail.com.
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Otis Maclay, omaclay @gmail.com.
STUDIO ENGINEER: Luke Jones
THEME: By Victoria Panetti, SheMonster International, myspace.com/shemonster.
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