Show Details for the week of February 1st, 2016

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As is our habit during drives, the format is changed to have one guest rather than the usual two.

This week, Curt “Scooter” Schroell, staci-scooterHost of The Inner Side joins us. Scooter is a former member of the KPFT local board of directors and a longtime community radio activist. He has been involved with KPFT since the early 90s. Scooter’s show is broadcast weekly from KPFT at 10.30PM on Thursdays. He joins us to discuss the May 17, 2015, shootout in Waco, Texas, at a Twin Peaks restaurant where members of several motorcycle clubs, waco-shootingincluding the Bandidos, Cossacks, and others, had gathered for a regularly scheduled meeting about motorcyclists’ rights. Reports about what exactly happened at this meeting are contradictory but we do know that nine people were killed and more than 170 arrested. We also know that ballistics reports show that four of the dead and at least one of the wounded were struck with bullets from .223-caliber rifles — the only type of weapon fired by police that day. This is a complicated story with many implications so we hope to be able to clarify it during the show.

 

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