Government/Politics

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

Christina Stephenson Interview

Produced for Between Us
Christina Stephenson is a democrat running for Oregon House District 33.  She talked with Don Merrill about her support for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, how she's frustrated with and determined to do something about the too-close connections between corpo... 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

Robert Schwartz Interview

Produced for Between Us
Robert Schwartz is a republican who is running for US Senate.  Although his website says a "woke" ideology has no place in Oregon, he talks with Don Merrill about how he has some tendencies of a moderate, why his gun education program has the potential to protect kids and h... 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

Deb Patterson Interview

Produced for Between Us
Deb Patterson is a democrat running for Oregon Senate District 10.  Until 2019, when she passed away, that seat was occupied by republican Jackie Winters.  Don Merrill talked with Ms. Patterson about her support of women's issues, if her service as an ordained minister will... Read more

An inside look at prison life during the threat of COVID-19

Airs at: Thu, 03/26/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  With 2.3 million people imprisoned in the United States, the impact of COVID-19 in the nations could be dire, as prisons are often overcrowded and unsanitary.  Experts say the U.S. is roughly 10 days behind Italy in the progression of the outbreak, and as such, it is ... 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