Today on Hard Knock we speak with George Galvis, the Co-founder and executive director of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice about Dream Beyond Bars Youth Justice Town Hall, a community discussion to develop a vision to “Close Youth Prisons, Build Youth Leaders”. photo credit @ East Bay Express copyright @ East Bay Express


we speak with former lifer, Sabir Lockett about how he gained his freedom, transformed his life and became a freedom fighter and advocate. And later Graal Swartz of Soul Mechanix stops by to discuss Black music and the band’s upcoming event.


Today  hear a recent talk by Professor Sarah Haley about her new groundbreaking book “No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity.” Drawing upon black feminist criticism and a diverse array of archival materials, Sarah Haley uncovers how black women were imprisoned and brutalized in the late 19th century and early … Continued


Hard Knock Radio

Hugo “Yogi” Pinell

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On Wednesday, Hugo Pinell, 71, was killed and 11 inmates were treated for stab wounds when fighting broke out at California State Prison-Sacramento. Pinell, in jail since 1965, had been serving three life sentences. On today’s program we speak with long-time activist, journalist and former Black Panther member Kiilu Nyasha about the life and death … Continued


Womens Magazine

Womens Magazine – May 4, 2015

Women Bearing Brunt of the Earthquake in Nepal Dr. Renu Adhikari talks about the disparate impact of natural disasters on women, and how we can help make sure that the needs and voices of Nepali women are included in the reconstruction efforts.  Dr. Adhikari is an OB/GYN and founder of the Women’s Rehabilitation Center, a … Continued


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