Government/Politics

Election Races, Ballot Measures and COVID 19 in Oregon Prisons

Airs at: Mon, 05/11/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Karen James speaks with Partnership for Safety and Justice (PSJ) and Safety and Justice Oregon Deputy Director Shannon Wight and Communications Director Talia Gad.  They’ll discuss the May 2020 races for county district attorneys and ballot measures including the Metro hous... Read more

Adrian Brown, candidate for Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge

Airs at: Wed, 05/06/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
It’s a rare occurrence when there’s more than one candidate running for a Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge position. For the election coming up on May 19th, there are five candidates, all vying to fill Circuit Court Judge, 4th District, Position 12. We’re fortunate to ... Read more

May the Fourth: Octavia's Brood and the Politics of Sci-Fi

Airs at: Mon, 05/04/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In a two-part segment, we first hear political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal reflect on the popularity of Star Wars as a political myth of imperial innocence in post-Vietnam America.* This is followed by Joe Clement talking with science fiction scholar and activist Walidah Imari... 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

Chris Vaughn Interview

Produced for Between Us
Chris Vaughn is a democrat running for the US House District 2 seat.  He talked with Don Merrill about why the district, which has only had two democrats since 1893, may be ready for its third, why climate change is really a climate emergency that people need to believe and... Read more

Former Portland Mayor Sam Adams re-enters local politics in the hopes of reconnecting the city to its people

Airs at: Mon, 04/27/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Voters will see a familiar face on the ballot in May for Portland City Council Position 4, former Portland mayor Sam Adams. He is challenging incumbent Chloe Eudaly, returning to Portland politics and the city itself after years away, working in Washington D.C. Adams wa... Read more

#BlackVotesMatter Portland Mayoral Debate

Airs at: Wed, 04/29/2020 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
KBOO is livestreaming the Urban League of Portland's Online Mayoral Forum. This forum is an opportunity for Black voters and other allies to ask direct questions to the candidates who are seeking to serve our community. Multnomah County and Portland are home to some severe ... Read more

Lisa Pool Interview

Produced for Between Us
Lisa Pool is a democrat running for Oregon Senate district seat 12.  She talked with Don Merrill about why the Oregon Health Plan needs to include small businesses that offer non-traditional holistic medicine in its coverage,  how she is looking forward to meeting and debat... Read more

Paige Hook Interview

Produced for Between Us
Paige Hook is a democrat running for the Oregon House 17 seat.  She talked with Don Merrill about how her district needs new leadership as a way to finally get rural counties a seat at the big boy table, why gun legislation and gun safety are not mutually exclusive, and why... Read more

Patrick Castles Interview

Produced for Between Us
Patrick Castles is a republican who is running for the seat in Oregon House District 38.  He talked with Don Merrill about why diversity training reminds him of communist re-education camps ordered by the ruling elite of Vietnam after the war, why he blames undocumented adu... Read more