The Nightmare: The FightBack

Mike Ware - Innocence Project An interview transcript from www.CrimewavesPodcast.com with the deeply insightful Mike Ware, head of the Texas Innocence Project on the fight for the wrongfully convicted, the fallibility of eye-witnesses, police investigations and jailhouse informants. And how Ware and his group saved an innocent man... Declan Hill: You're in prison. The system has labeled you guilty of murder. They've convicted you. The thing is you are innocent. You didn't kill anyone, yet you are facing the...

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Oscars and Racism in the U.S.

Ladies and Gentlemen, We have a winner! In 2015, Selma is the only film that approaches the majesty and gravitas of what an Oscar for Best Picture should be. It is a superb story but, ironically, not a well-produced film. Selma is actually a ten-part HBO television series squashed into a two-hour movie. The writer and director try to tell the complicated story of a flawed hero - Martin Luther King - in the weeks before the civil rights march from...

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