Global Affairs

News Update for 5/15/20

Airs at: Fri, 05/15/2020 at 4:00pm
Produced for Daily News Headlines
The Oregon Department of Corrections will close Oregon’s death row.  The Oregonian reported yesterday that the 27 men there will be moved to other housing in the prison system.  The move has been under consideration by prison officials since a reform group in 2016 recommend... Read more

News Update for 5/13/20

Airs at: Wed, 05/13/2020 at 4:00pm
Produced for Daily News Headlines
Twenty-five workers at Hood River Distillers, members of Teamsters Local 670, have gone on strike after their employer, during the COVID-19 pandemic, implemented a final offer that alters health insurance benefits and provides paltry wage increases. The union filed unfair ... Read more

Author David Kovalik on attempted coup in Venezuela

Airs at: Thu, 05/07/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  On May 1st, 60 Venezuelans and two Americans entered the northern tip of Venezuela by boat, with a plan to kidnap the current Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro and install his rival, Juan Guaido.The coup was aided by two American ex-Green Beret soldiers, working as a ... Read more

Hemp, Human Rights, and the Drug War

Airs at: Wed, 05/13/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century: part two of our conversation with Doug Fine, the farmer, hemp activist, journalist, and author whose new book American Hemp Farmer has just been released by Chelsea Green Publishing; plus we hear from Sanho Tree, director of the Drug Policy Project at ... Read more

News Update for 5/11/20

Airs at: Mon, 05/11/2020 at 4:00pm
Produced for Daily News Headlines
The Small Business Administration has closed off applications for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. This is a long-standing Small Business Administration program that’s separate from the new Paycheck Protection Program, which is also facing severe challenges in fun... Read more

News update 5/4/20

Airs at: Mon, 05/04/2020 at 4:00pm
Produced for Daily News Headlines
The Oregon death count from coronavirus has continued to slow, and Health officials are cautiously optimistic that the physical distancing and stay at home measures were imposed early enough to flatten the curve in Oregon. According to the Oregonian newspaper, the number of... Read more

News Update for 5/1/20

Airs at: Fri, 05/01/2020 at 4:00pm
Produced for Daily News Headlines
A top Oregon parole board official said yesterday the agency is reviewing seven inmates for early release because their underlying medical conditions make them extra vulnerable to fatal complications of the coronavirus. The board has asked corrections staff to evaluate an a... Read more

News update for 4/29/20

Airs at: Wed, 04/29/2020 at 2:00pm
Produced for Daily News Headlines
The Oregon death count from coronavirus may be significantly higher from what is being reported by the Oregon Health Authority. That’s according to local economist Ken Stokes, who did a study of past death rates for this time of year and found that the number of people who ... Read more

News update for 4/27/20

Airs at: Mon, 04/27/2020 at 2:00pm
Produced for Daily News Headlines
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A Global Crisis

Airs at: Wed, 04/29/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: Penal Reform International’s Director of Policy and International Advocacy Olivia Rope with an overview of PRI’s new report Global Prison Trends 2020, and ACLU National Prison Project Senior Staff Attorney Eunice Cho discusses COVID-19 threats ... Read more