Covid, Commutation, and the Black Coalition

July 22, 2020 — We Act Radio’s “Community thru Covid” Segment 1: Ronnie Long’s case and commutation. Top of the hour Prof. Jamie T. Lau and AshLeigh Long on the case of Ronnie Long, still serving an 80 year sentence many think he should never have received at all, while facing additional health risks from […]

Covid and the Black Coalition: Update from Dr. Reed Tuckson

Heat emergencies and other logistics are impacting the District’s response to Covid-19, while the pandemic continues to hit harder, and be more lethal, for Black people in the city. Dr. Reed Tuckson, of the Black Coalition Against Covid, joined “Community thru Covid” Wed, 7/29. Segment begins around 33:00 mark — Dr. Tuckson highlighted our responsibility […]

Covid and Commutation: Calls to #FreeRonnieLong

UPDATE: Ronnie Long’s conviction was vacated and he was released in late August. Details to follow. Albermarle Correctional Institution has one of the highest rates of Covid-19 in the NC prison system,* meaning Ronnie Long, 64, faces the viral threat as well as decades remaining on an 80-year sentence that his attorney says he should […]

Covid and Incarceration: Juvenile Facilities

Thanks to Josh Rovner, senior advocacy associate for The Sentencing Project, for sharing important background regarding Covid-19 in juvenile detention facilities and suggested actions for those concerned about health and developmental risks to incarcerated youth. Segment begins near the top of the hour here (video link below) — Nationally, facilities in DC and 37 states […]

Covid and Incarceration: Juvenile Facilities and ICE Detention

Covid-19 poses lethal threats to detainees, including those in juvenile and ICE facilities. Nat’l advocates join We Act Radio’s “Community thru Covid” Wed 7/15 at 11 EDT with updates and action.

Only When Its Safe: Follow Up to 7/8 Show

Monday, July 20th, 1:00 pm: “#OnlyWhenItsSafe Car Caravan” Message from Washington Teachers Union Please join us at 1:00 pm, July 20, at Ballou High School Parking Lot: 3401 4th St SE. WTU encourages participants to paint cars with a slogan like #OnlyWhenItsSafe and join us in driving to elected officials’ homes to make our voices […]

Books, Technology, Closures and Cleaning: School Libraries thru Covid

Kathy Carroll, President of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), joins We Act Radio’s “Community thru Covid” July 8, at 11:30 Eastern to share perspectives on school libraries in this pandemic.