Civil Liberties

KBOO response to COVID19

Sonia Montalbano Interview

Produced for Between Us
Sonia Montalbano is running as a Circuit Court Judge for District 4, Position 12.  She talks with Don Merrill about how people need to understand the court system when they encounter it, why over-worked legal aid attorneys are a critical piece in the credibility of the lega... Read more

Abolishing the Northwest Detention Center

Airs at: Mon, 04/06/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Adam Carpinelli interviews Maru Mora from La Resistencia and Latino Advocacy about the campaign to shut down the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington.  This program originally aired in October 2019. More Information: https://www.nwdcresistance.org Read more

Peer-Run Harm Reduction Group Continues Outreach to Houseless Portlanders

Airs at: Wed, 04/01/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
  Portland People's Outreach Project (PPOP) are a peer-run organization that provides a needle exchange and other harm-reduction services for Portland's houseless community. They are volunteers on the front lines of not just the struggle against our inequitable economic sy... Read more

Art Robinson Interview

Produced for Between Us
Conservative Art Robinson is nothing if not persistent.  Mr. Robinson has challenged Democrat Pete DeFazio for US House District 4 in every election since 2010.  But this year, he's running for the seat in Oregon Senate District 2.  He talked with Don Merrill about the stra... Read more

Ricky Ruiz Interview

Produced for Between Us
Ricky Ruiz is a democratic candidate for Oregon House District 50.  He talked with Don Merrill about why the plight of Dreamers is one of his highest priorities, how the city of Gresham, despite a strong streak of racism among some of its citizens, is moving forward to deal... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 30, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 03/30/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes: Polluting the Ocean: Bill Resnick talks with Mariann Lloyd-Smith On ocean pollution, all the dangerous stuff that our out of control economic systems are pouring into our land, waters, and atmosphere. Dr. M... Read more

Ethan Knight Interview

Produced for Between Us
Ethan Knight is a nonpartisan candidate running for Multnomah County District Attorney.  He talked with Don Merrill about why he wants to return to the job of county DA and leave his position in the US Attorney's office, lessons he learned from the Mohamad Mohamud and Ammon... Read more

Kevin Chambers Interview

Produced for Between Us
Kevin Chambers is a republican who is running for Oregon House district seat 20, against incumbent democrat Paul Evans.  He talked with Don Merrill about how his Christian faith guides his political beliefs, why handlers may bring political experience but, despite his lack ... Read more

The results of social distancing: increased reliance on online communication and risks to data privacy

Airs at: Thu, 03/26/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  As every level of government leverages its powers to slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, this includes some efforts that cause concerns among online privacy advocates and social justice advocates. For example, there are reports of increased surveillance and GPS t... Read more

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Airs at: Thu, 03/26/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Charles Brownstein is the Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit advocacy organization that moved its headquarters from New York to Portland in 2016.  The CBLDF provides aid to artists and publishers facing legal threats such as censorship,... Read more