Shows: April 16, 2012

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"Maximum Security": Solitary Confinement for Terrorism Accused

Last week, Europe's highest human rights court upheld the transfer of five men to the U.S. despite the risk they would be held in long-term solitary confinement at ADX Florence, a "supermax" prison in Colorado. The decision was a stunning loss for campaigners who say solitary confinement is a form of torture. We speak with New York-based advocates Jeanne Theoharis and Pardiss Kebriaei about how the case will impact terrorism cases and the broader campaign to secure humane treatment for prisoners in the U.S.

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After another shooting, examining Asian American mental health

Earlier this month, the news of a shooting spree that left seven dead on a small college campus in Oakland seemed to follow a sadly familiar pattern of public gun violence. But the twist in the case that might surprise many is that it involved a Korean immigrant, One Goh, and the incident has stunned the local Korean American community and raised questions about how Asian American communities in general deal with mental health issues. We talk to two mental health experts about the challenges Asian American and immigrant populations face in seeking treatment and intervention.

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South Korean Uprisings: Recovering a Lost History

South Korea was riven by mass uprisings and radical movements throughout the 20th century, but that revolutionary legacy has been largely invisible in mainstream historical accounts. Now, with popular uprisings again emerging across the globe, author and activist George Katsiaficas has sought to recover this history of people's struggles in South Korea with the book Asia's Unknown Uprisings: South Korean Social Movements in the 20th Century. We spoke with author about why he chose to write this book, and what we all need to know about South Korea's lost history of radical movements

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