Resistance Radio - Juvenile Justice and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

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This week on #ResistanceRadio, the guys are both out of town. MarkAlain is off on a European adventure and Kenny is catching some sun in Tulum, Mexico. Before we left, we pre-recorded this episode with Aaron Clark-Rizzo from the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights. Aaron joined us for the hour to talk about the current state of juvenile justice in New Orleans, the policing alternatives for youth ordinance passed by our City Council and the effects it could have on the school-to-prison pipeline. Next week, we’ll be back live in the studio to interview Justin Dewitt D-Baton Rouge, who is challenging Republican incumbent Garret Graves for his LA-6 congressional seat.

Originally broadcast 9/3/2018.

Resistance Radio - Gordon Plaza Part II: But Here We Are Still Fighting

In a follow up to the episode we did a few weeks ago, Kenny and MarkAlain head out to Gordon Plaza to see the neighborhood for themselves. We were honored to be invited into the homes of Ms. Shannon Rainey and Mr. Samuel Egana, long-time Gordon residents who have been leading the fight for relocation off of land that has been killing residents for decades now. Ms. Rainey and Mr. Egana take us on a tour of the neighborhood and tell us their stories of how they ended up in Gordon Plaza, broken promises and being ignored by all of those with the power to help them. Tune in for this incredibly important story about an unbelievable injustice and tragedy happening in our own backyard in New Orleans.

Originally aired 8/27/2018.

Resistance Radio - LA-1 Candidate Dr. Tammy Savoie

In this episode, Kenny and MarkAlain are joined by Dr. Tammy Savoie, Air Force veteran, clinical psychologist and one of the candidates challenging Rep. Steve Scalise for his seat in this fall's midterm election. Dr. Savoie chats with us about her views on healthcare, gun control, reproductive rights, tariffs and several other key issues.

We also premiere a new segment we're calling "thoughts and prayers," where each week we'll highlight one lucky contestant who exemplifies the idiocy of white supremacist beliefs. As always we also have your weekly activism updates, all this week on #ResistanceRadio!

Originally aired 8/20/2018.

Resistance Radio - Gordon Plaza

Ever heard of Gordon Plaza? No? Well, consider it Louisiana’s Flint, Michigan. What the residents of Flint have endured is a textbook example of what is called “environmental racism.” In Gordon Plaza, a community in the Upper 9th Ward of New Orleans, that same injustice has persisted for almost 40 years. In the early 1980s, a home-ownership program sponsored by the City of New Orleans sold homes that, unbeknownst to residents, were built on a former waste dump. As residents began developing chronic and terminal illnesses, the site’s origins and dangers were uncovered. This week on #ResistanceRadio Kenny and Mark Alain are joined by residents from Gordon Plaza to tell the story of their decades-long fight against city, state and federal officials for justice.

Originally aired 8/13/2018.