Elections

We Should Cover Every War Like the Ukrainian Invasion & the Republican War on Free Elections & Compassion

Airs at: Thu, 03/03/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for American Standoff
In this episode of AMERICAN STANDOFF, we'll take a look at the way colonial white supremacy shapes not only elections and compassion here in the United States but abroad as well, even as we face the threat of World War III. As the world watches in horror at the unprovoked i... Read more

Michael Cross Interview

Produced for Between Us
Michael Cross is a democrat running for Oregon governor.  He talked with Don Merrill about why he switched from a staunch republican to a staunch democrat, how is run-ins with the law gives him a perspective his other candidates don't have, and why he believes his plan of b... 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

Christina Stephenson Interview

Produced for Between Us
Christina Stephenson is a civil rights attorney with a long history defending worker's rights.  She talked with Don Merrill about her start in the working world at her parent's business, how BOLI's protections including not just civil rights we think about but protections w... 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

The American Trucker Convoy, Violence in PDX Against Peaceful BLM Protestors & Trump Stands with Putin

Airs at: Thu, 02/24/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for American Standoff
As Portland reels from tragic shooting and murder in Portland of anti-police violence protestors a large American trucker convoy sets off for DC. Meanwhile, Trump cheers for Putin's "peacekeeping" in Ukraine and may have eluded justice in New York City. All of this poses ... Read more

Michael Trimble Interview

Produced for Between Us
Michael Trimble is a bike enthusiast and candidate for Oregon governor who, because of being born in Russia around the time of Chernobyl, has no arms.  But according to him, that has made him someone who is not afraid to fight what what's important.  Mr. Trimble talks with ... Read more

Voter Suppression & the Unequal Power of the White Rural Vote

Airs at: Thu, 02/17/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for American Standoff
What does the Supreme Court's decision to allow Alabama to keep a new congressional district map that a lower court said violated the Voting Rights Act? What does it mean in the context of the outsized white rural vote's power in the electoral college?  This is the first r... Read more