Today marks the start of early voting across Texas, but for what? Never fear, we’ll have real world explanations of what’s up for grabs at the polls. Grab a pencil and a small piece of paper and play along as we decide how we’re gonna cast our ballots in the constitutional contests now officially underway. Also, Texas may be one of the top states for executions, but it also leads in exonerations. The price the state is paying for wrongful convictions. And the most powerful super computer at any university in the US is in Texas is about to become one of the nation’s fastest too. So why are they planning for its replacement already? Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard :
In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a conversation with Joyce F. King, broadcaster, columnist and author of Exonerated: A Brief and Dangerous Freedom, the story of her relationship with the late James Lee Woodard, a wrongfully convicted prisoner exonerated in 2008.
In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Joyce F. King, broadcaster, columnist, and author of Exonerated: A Brief and Dangerous Freedom, about her relationship with James Lee Woodard, whose exoneration in 2008 from a wrongful murder conviction she helped facilitate.
A conversation with the late Joyce Ann Brown, shortly after her 2009 release after spending nearly 10 years wrongly imprisoned for robbery. She became a tireless champion of the incarcerated until her death in June 2015.