On Halloween, Gov. Rick Perry will preside over his 250th execution when Donnie Roberts is put to death by lethal injection. Execution Watch will broadcast coverage and commentary.
RADIO SHOW PREVIEW
Unless a stay is issued, we’ll broadcast live:
Wed., Oct. 31, 2012, 6-7 PM Central Time
KPFT FM Houston 90.1, and Online…
http://executionwatch.org > Listen
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TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE:
DONNIE ROBERTS, condemned for the 2003 murder of his live-in girlfriend. Roberts’ appeal included his claim that the judge should have let a defense expert testify that his combined use of alcohol and drugs had fueled the crime. Background: www.executionwatch.org > Backpage on Roberts.
Host: RAY HILL, an ex-convict and activist who founded — and hosted for 30 years — The Prison Show on KPFT. His HMS radio show broadcasts each Wednesday at 2 p.m.: hmsnetradio.org.
Legal Analyst: JIM SKELTON, a legal educator, retired attorney and native Texan who has seen capital trials from both the prosecution and defense tables. Joining him will be Houston criminal defense attorneys SUSAN ASHLEY and LARRY DOUGLAS.
Featured Interview: SCOTT COBB, director of the Texas Moratorium Network. He has organized lobby days, conducted grassroots training, drafted anti-death penalty legislation and led protests against capital punishment. Cobb is a principle organizer of the annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty, scheduled for Nov. 3 in Austin. www.texasmoratorium.org
Reporter, Outside the Death House, Huntsville: PROF. DENNIS LONGMIRE, who teaches criminal justice at Sam Houston State University.
Reporter, Hanging-Tree Protest, Houston: GLORIA RUBAC, founder and leader, Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, abolitionmovement.org.
Reporter, Vigil, Houston: DAVE ATWOOD, founder and former board member, Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, ww.tcadp.org.
NEXT SCHEDULED EXECUTION
On Nov. 8, Texas plans to kill MARIO SWAIN. Unless he gets a stay, we will broadcast.
PRODUCER: Elizabeth, eliza.tx.usa @gmail.com.
STUDIO ENGINEER: Doyle.
THEME: By Victoria Panetti, SheMonster International, myspace.com/shemonster