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Curtain The Podcast
39 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
No Justice, No Peace!
On this episode of Curtain The Podcast co-hosts Amy McQuire and Martin Hodgson discuss yet another officer getting away with the killing of an Aboriginal woman. The continued police killings, the failures of the media, and the way Aboriginal people are constantly targeted and deemed a threat to society.
35 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
New Evidence Support's Reed's Innocence
In this episode of Curtain, hosts Amy McQuire and Martin Hodgson take you behind the scenes of the latest evidentiary hearing in the case of Rodney Reed. More evidence is presented of Rodney's innocence, new police lies are exposed and questions are raised once again as to just how deep the cover-up went.
24 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Dr Amanda Porter Part One
This week on Curtain, host Amy McQuire and Martin Hodgson are joined by special guest Dr Amanda Porter, to discuss the 30th anniversary of the Royal Commission into Black Deaths in Custody and look at some recent and disturbing developments in policing in Australia.
42 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
Zak Grieve and the Cost of Innocence
In this episode of Curtain the Podcast hosts Amy McQuire and Martin Hodgson discuss the case of Zak Grieve, a young Aboriginal man serving a cruel sentence for a crime he didn't commit in the NT. Then the discussion turns to mandatory minimum sentences and the impact they have on Aboriginal people, plus the enormous financial cost of trying to free and an innocent person from behind bars.
20 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
Update on Curtain & Reed, Plus Trump's Execution Spree
In this episode of Curtain the Podcast, we update you on the case of Kevin Henry and explain more about Qld's pardon process, bring you the latest news on Rodney Reed and his appearance on the ABC USA show 20/20, and discuss the current spree of Federal executions that have been ordered by Donald Trump.
22 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
Part 2 - A Look Back Behind the Bars
Part 2 of a very special episode of Curtain the Podcast we are joined from Rockhampton by Sterling McQuire. Not only is he Co-Host Amy McQuire's father, he worked for decades at the prison in Rockhampton where Kevin Henry was held for nearly 30 years. For the first time we take you behind the bars and you'll hear how this entire journey to freeing Curtain really began.
40 minutes | Aug 3, 2020
A Look Back Behind the Bars
In a very special episode of Curtain the Podcast we are joined from Rockhampton by Sterling McQuire. Not only is he Co-Host Amy McQuire's father, he worked for decades at the prison in Rockhampton where Kevin Henry was held for nearly 30 years. For the first time we take you behind the bars and you'll hear how this entire journey to freeing Curtain really began.
34 minutes | Jun 4, 2020
BlackLivesMatter and Black Deaths in Custody Special
In this episode of Curtain the Podcast, Co-Hosts Amy McQuire and Martin Hodgson look at the wave of protests sweeping the world following the horrific killing of George Floyd by police. They examine similar cases in Australia, why the media is so inept at reporting on these issues and what is required to get justice for Aboriginal people in this country
29 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
The Day We'd Dreamed Of
It was the 20th of January 2020, fires were raging across the East Coast of Australia, but just outside of the town of Rockhampton a new day had dawned. In this special episode of Curtain the Podcast, hosts Amy McQuire and Martin Hodgson reveal what made that one day so special and for the first time let the listeners in on some news that people from around the world had been waiting to hear!
26 minutes | Mar 27, 2020
The Covid 19 Prison Crisis
In a new episode of Curtain The Podcast, host Martin Hodgson brings you the latest information on the way the Corona Virus is impacting on our prison system. And what can be done to help those inside and assist in getting parole and release for those at risk. All information on how to assist is on the Curtain The Podcast website.
31 minutes | Oct 23, 2019
We Know the Killer, it's always been Jimmy Fennell
In a new episode of Curtain The Podcast, hosts Amy Mcquire and Martin Hodgson ask you to be the jury. In just a few weeks Texas will execute Rodney Reed, today you'll hear why he is innocent and the evidence that points to the real killer... Jimmy Fennell, the victim's fiancé.
30 minutes | Oct 11, 2019
Dr Phil Challenges Rodney Reed's Conviction
In this episode of Curtain The Podcast, host Amy McQuire and Martin Hodgson once again discuss the case of Rodney Reed in Texas that so closely mirrors that of Kevin Henry. This week comes the news that Dr Phil has joined the fight to free Rodney and we hear from the Reed family.
39 minutes | Sep 18, 2019
Aboriginal Women and the Injustice System
In an all-new episode of Curtain The Podcast, Hosts Amy McQuire and Martin Hodgson discuss the way the police and the justice system treat Aboriginal Women, on the day a 29-year-old Yamatji woman and Mother was shot dead by police. From the 29 years of racist inaction by authorities following the disappearance of Colleen Walker, to the death in custody of Ms Maher and the horrific treatment of Jody Gore currently in a prison in WA for defeneding herself, Australian society has the blood of Aboriginal Women on its hands!
32 minutes | Jul 2, 2019
Comparing the Central Park Five to Curtain
In an all new episode of Curtain The Podcast, Hosts Amy McQuire and Martin Hodgson discuss the reaction to the new Netflix drama series on the Central Park Five, the shocking similarities to Curtain's case and for the first time you'll hear why there have been recent delays in bringing new episodes to air and the progress of Kevin's case.
33 minutes | Apr 29, 2019
We're Still Dying At Their Hands
On the first episode of Curtain The Podcast for 2019 we explain the brief delay in the case of Kevin Henry. Before exploring two disturbing and shocking deaths in custody of Aboriginal Women. And once again the failings of the Australian media to properly investigate these ongoing injustices
19 minutes | Oct 4, 2018
The Insult of Having to Beg Betty for Pardon
Aboriginal man Kipper Billy was wrongly convicted of rape in 1861, in the state of Qld he was executed for a crime he did not commit. Now 150 years later he's finally been given the pardon he deserves, although true justice can never be done. This week we explore the issue of pardon in this context and the insult it is that Aboriginal people still have to beg the very family who invaded their lands for the right to be free.
27 minutes | Sep 14, 2018
Bowraville: Still Fighting for Justice
This week we examine the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal refusing an application by the NSW Attorney-General to retry the person police suspect of killing three Aboriginal children in Bowraville between 1990 and 1991. Despite the incredible efforts of the children's families, they've been failed again. Their demands for justice and the failure for it to be delivered rests on the shoulders of the entire Australian community, as well as the police and politicians. So what has to be done to value Aboriginal lives.
20 minutes | Aug 21, 2018
No Appeal if you're Aboriginal
This week we take a look at what is happening in Australia in regards to prisoners appealing significant sentences for murder were there is doubt over their guilt. For two Non-Aboriginal prisoners it appears justice will be served, one has already received compensation. For two Aboriginal men, the opposite is true
28 minutes | Jul 25, 2018
Three Cases for Truth and Justice
This week we look at new information about the extent of police corruption in Queensland, the overcrowding of Alice Springs Youth Detention Centre and another tragic death in custody examined.
29 minutes | Jun 28, 2018
No Justice, No Peace... For Aboriginal Women
In this weeks episode of Curtain we examine the shocking death of an Aboriginal woman in the Northern Territory that has gone unsolved and unpunished for more than four years. Amid dark clouds over the police's handling of the case, another life has been taken without any justice or outcry from the broader community. Also we examine the shocking new statistics on the rate of incarceration of vulnerable Aboriginal children.
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