The Michael Slate Show:Stand! A World of Terror and Beauty: Police Murder in Watts; Abortion-Stories Women Tell; Los Punks-We Are All We Have  
Series: Title: Sub-title:
The Michael Slate Show  Stand! A World of Terror and Beauty: Police Murder in Watts; Abortion-Stories Women Tell; Los Punks-We Are All We Have    
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
Michael Slate  Weekly Program  For non-profit use only. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
The Police Murder of Richard Risher

Late Monday night, July 25, Los Angeles Police Department cops murdered 18-year-old Richard Risher in the Nickerson Gardens housing projects in the neighborhood of Watts. Right away the LAPD started spreading the lie that there was a "running gun battle." Witnesses have come forward, saying Richard was unarmed when he was shot, and that the police shot him while he was running away.

Lisa Simpson, Richard Risher's mother, talks about his life and death, and the protests she and oothers are organizing to demand justice.

Abortion: Stories Women Tell

In 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade recognized the right of every woman in the United States to have an abortion. Since 2011, over half the states in the nation have significantly restricted access to abortions. In 2016, abortion remains under attack, with many states having only one abortion clinic.

We'll hear from awarding-winning director Tracy Droz Tragos, whose film "Abortion: Stories Women Tell," focuses on the women themselves. She tells the stories of those struggling with unplanned pregnancies, the providers who show up at clinics to give medical care, as well as the activists on both sides of the issue hoping to sway decisions and lives.

Los Punks: We Are All We Have

And we'll speak with Angela Boatwright, the Los Angeles-based filmmaker who directed "Los Punks: We Are All We Have." Punk rock is thriving in the backyards of South Central and East Los Angeles. A cobbled-together family of Hispanic teens and young adults comprise the scene: bands, fans, production, marketing, and security interwoven into a sub-culture of thrash and noise and pits. The sense of belonging is palpable; emotional bonds fostered among good families and those broken, poverty and wealth, adolescence and maturity, with the music emanating a magnetic chorus for all to sing together. "Los Punks: We Are All We Have" is a documentary feature film honestly and sincerely portraying this vibrant 'DIY' community. 
Lisa Simpson (Mother of Richard Risher); Tracy Droz Tragos (Director); Angela Boatwright (Director); Moises (Musician); Wesley (Musician) 
Notes: Credits:
Broadcast ready with musical breaks at 21:33 and 38:25 and can accommodate local id if needed. If you use the show or simply check it out, write to us at with your comments, criticisms, suggestions and questions.   Michael Slate - Host and Producer
Henry Carson - Assistant Producer
Jeff Pryor - Production Assistant
Matt Cwiklinski - Production Assistant
Teddy Robinson - Engineer  
Arts and Humanities | Politics and Activism | Society and Culture | Music | Governance / Law | Human Rights | Civil Liberties | Feminism | Police Brutality | Ethnicity  
Version 1: TMSS-160817  
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Transcript, Announcer Script Location Recorded Release Date Language
View Script    08-17-2016  English 
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michaelslateshow  128Kbps mp3 (53.67MB) Mono 
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