Government/Politics

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

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 03/26/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Charles Brownstein is the Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit advocacy organization that moved its headquarters from New York to Portland in 2016.  The CBLDF provides aid to artists and publishers facing legal threats such as censorship,... Read more

Ep 102. It Takes A Village To Be Alone Together

Airs at: Tue, 03/24/2020 at 12:30pm - Thu, 04/30/2020 at 3:30pm
Produced for Village Vibes Podcast
It Takes a Village to Be Alone Together The Rona won’t hold us back biiiiiiiitch! Coming to u live from VVP Headquarters, with our bestest content for you, the people, because you have fuckin time this week to listen to this damn episode (and because you deserve it). We’re... Read more

Oversight, Transparency & Accountability for Oregon District Attorneys

Airs at: Mon, 03/30/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Karen James interviews David Rogers, Executive Director of ACLU of Oregon, about his 2019 report “A Peek Behind The Curtain: Shining Some Light on District Attorney Policies in Oregon” and promotes HB 3224, passed in the 2019 Oregon Legislature, that requires every district... Read more

Economist Dean Baker on the Republican attempt to create a corporate slush fund in response to COVID19

Airs at: Mon, 03/23/2020 at 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  As federal lawmakers approach a deal on a COVID-19 relief package, a $500 billion slush fund that could benefit President Trump and his family. Dean Baker is co-founder and senior economist with the Center for Economic and Policy Research and just co-wrote the piece "Yes... Read more

The Left and the Law

Airs at: Mon, 03/23/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Mike Snedecker talks with journalist, Debbie Nathan, about conditions at the border. They consider how the Trump administration's policies against asylum seekers and refugees are, by diverting them to border-towns, setting up a powder-keg in light of the Covid-19 Pandemic. ... Read more

Sheri Fink Interview

Produced for Between Us
During Katrina, doctors at Memorial Hospital in New Orleans had to make the same kind of life & death choices US doctors may soon have to make regarding covid-19 patients. Sherri Fink, a well respected medical professional and writer, wrote about the Memorial Hospital crisi... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 23, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 03/23/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement hosts this home-recorded episode and we hear: Jazz and Justice: Bill Resnick and black Marxist historian Gerald Horne talk about the politics of jazz. Operation Homestead: From the Old Mole archive, Desiree Hellegers talks with Seattle housing activists about p... Read more