Community Building

Farrah Chaichi Interview

Produced for Between Us
Farrah Chaichi is a democrat running for the Oregon House in the 35th District.  She talked with Don Merrill about how training in political science and criminal justice lead to social activism, why the housing market is difficult even for someone like her who is plugged in... Read more

Harm Reduction and Safe Spaces

Airs at: Wed, 03/16/2022 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
On this edition of Free Culture Radio: Janice Abbott, CEO of the Atira Women’s Resource Society in Vancouver, BC, on harm reduction and safe consumption spaces for women who use drugs. Plus Pascalle Grotenhuis, Director of Social Development and Ambassador for Women’s Right... Read more

Healing Grounds

Airs at: Mon, 03/21/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The regenerative farming movement has mostly centered around restoring soil and ecosystem health and leaving our land, waters, and climate in better shape for future generations. But regenerative farming also requires reckoning with our nation’s agricultural history that is... Read more

Dancin’ with the Devil!

Airs at: Fri, 03/11/2022 at 10:00pm - Sat, 03/12/2022 at 12:00am
  Kick off your Friday Night Right and Come Dance with the Devil as part of KBOO's very special Special "All Thrills No Frills" 2022 Winter Membership Drive Dance Party Marathon and The Music That Moves You! Diablo will be dropping some of his favorite dance tracks of all ... Read more

G Tommy Smith Interview

Produced for Between Us
G. Tommy Smith is a candidate for the District 4 seat being vacated by long time democrat Peter DeFazio.  He talked with Sam Bouman about why more attention needs to be paid to Oregon's native american population, why he feels the system to run for office isn't really geare... Read more

Hopes for Oregon's Short Legislative Session

Airs at: Mon, 03/07/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Oregon’s 2022 short legislative session is drawing to a close. While short sessions, which happen during even years, often focus on budgets, unfinished business, and a limited set of new policy ideas, this year is different. Numerous bills have been introduced and are now m... Read more

H. Thomas Ander Interview

Produced for Between Us
Tom Andersen is a staunch progressive with a long history of activism that stretches, Blue Bloods style, back to the family dinner table.  He talks with Don Merrill about how his social justice leanings will guide his role as a legislator, how he and his wife worked hard to... Read more

Bud Pierce Interview

Produced for Between Us
Bud Pierce is a practicing oncologist with aspirations to be Oregon's next governor.  He spoke with Don Merrill about how legalized drugs may not necessarily improve one's life, why having a productive life starts with having something to do that matters, and the controvers... Read more

Jason Beebe Interview

Produced for Between Us
Jason Beebe is a Prineville Oregon's conservative mayor who is running against Ron Wyden for the US Senate.  He talked with Don Merrill about the need to enforce the immigration laws already in place, the personal reasons why he believes in the right to life movement and wh... Read more

What's Up with ODOT

Airs at: Mon, 02/28/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The Oregon Department of Transportation, known to its friends as ODOT, has been displeasing lots of people, whether it’s for their excessive postfire logging along the Santiam Highway last year, or their latest deceptively named proposal to expand Interstate 5, disguising i... Read more