Tuesday, November 03, 2009

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 channel
Streaming live 6-7 p.m. CT on kpft.org and executionwatch.org.
Spotlighting Texas's badge of shame by broadcasting during executions
Scheduled Dates: www.tdcj.state.tx.us/stat/scheduledexecutions.htm


Nov. 5, 2009, Thurs., 6-7 pm CT
Listen on KPFT's HD-2 channel, 90.1 FM Houston, or
Go to www.executionwatch.org at 6 p.m. CT, click on “Listen.”

KHRISTIAN OLIVER, 32, received the death penalty for a 1998 burglary in East Texas in which the homeowner was fatally shot and beaten after he came home unexpectedly, saw intruders, got his rifle and shot a juvenile accomplice. The jury that condemned Oliver consulted the Bible during deliberations.

Host: RAY HILL. A civil rights activist and ex-convict, Ray has lost a dozen friends to the Texas death machine. On Friday nights he hosts and produces his own program on KPFT, the PRISON SHOW, now in its 30th year.

Legal Analyst: JIM SKELTON. Jim is a retired attorney who devotes his time to providing continuing education in appellate law. During a distinguished career, he participated in a number of capital trials, either as prosecutor or defense attorney.

Featured Interview: DANIEL P. WIRT, MD. Dr. Wirt is a pathologist in Houston who has been active for years in efforts to abolish the death penalty and to promote proper health care for convicts. He criticizes as unethical and blatantly political the state's use of normally life-saving medical procedures to carry out executions.

Reporter, Huntsville, Outside the Death House: GLORIA RUBAC, a long-time leader in the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement .

Reporter, Houston Vigil: DAVE ATWOOD, a board member and founder of Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, www.tcadp.org.

On Nov. 5, Texas plans to execute Khristian Oliver. If that happens, we’ll have a show. Details on our website, www.executionwatch.org.

TECHNICAL ISSUES: Technical Director OTIS MACLAY omaclay @gmail.com; filling in for Otis, KPFT Evening Operations Coordinator AFSHAR KHARAT.
THEME MUSIC by VICTORIA PANETTI, www.myspace.com/shemonster.
MEDIA CONTACTS: Senior Producer ELIZABETH ALL STEIN steinea@yahoo.com; Producer MARLO BLUE.
Media representatives are aelcome to obsere the broadcast, KPFT Studios, 419 Lovett Blvd., Houston 77006.

”If they'll cancel the execution, we’ll cancel the show.”

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