Government/Politics

Becoming a Democracy

Airs at: Mon, 12/21/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
So the electoral college has met and elected Joe Biden president, and Mitch McConnell has finally congratulated Biden. After a close brush with the end of democracy in America, is all well now? Or does this close call actually amplify all the weaknesses and undemocratic fea... Read more

Eviction Defense, with David Rovics

Airs at: Wed, 12/16/2020 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
    Portland-based singer-songwriter and activist David Rovics is active with Portland Emergency Eviction Response. Also active in Portland are Don't Evict PDX and the Portland Tenants United Eviction Defense. Read more

Seriously Funny

Airs at: Wed, 12/16/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
Ngaio Bealum is a very funny man, which is convenient because he’s a professional comedian. He’s also a journalist, actor, activist, chronisseur, raconteur, a good friend, and the very best weed comic in the business. Read more

The Left and the Law

Airs at: Mon, 12/14/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
On last month’s Left and the Law, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker reviewed some of the inspiring victories in local elections on November 4th around the country, from decriminalization of drug possession to progressive prosecutors winning in various cities. Today, they look at... Read more

Immigration Reform

Airs at: Mon, 12/14/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick speaks with Larry Kleinman, who co-founded and was the long time Secretary-Treasurer of PCUN, Oregon’s farmworker union. He currently works with the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), the national lobby for immigrant rights. Larry and Bill discuss the cha... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for December 14, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 12/14/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Denise Morris Host this Episode of the Old Mole which includes: Immigration Reform: Bill Resnick speaks with Larry Kleinman, who co-founded and was the long time Secretary-Treasurer of PCUN, Oregon’s farmworker union. He currently works with the Fair Immigration Reform M... Read more

The Gap: (Gimme) MORE Act and Scamming the Sequel

Airs at: Fri, 12/11/2020 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for The Gap
  On this edition of the Gap, Tammy and Althea interview Hirsh Jain, the Director of Government Affairs at NORML, a cannabis advocacy group in Los Angeles. We discuss the Marijuana Oppotunity Reinvestment and Expungment Act (MORE), which passed the U.S. House of Representa... Read more

Professor Stephen Zunes on Trump's surprise Western Sahara announcement

Airs at: Thu, 12/10/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Today, Donald Trump overturned decades of US and world policy by tweeting that he quote "signed a proclamation recognizing Moroccan sovereignty over the Western Sahara". He also added that Israel and Morocco have "agreed to full diplomatic relations" - making it clear th... Read more

Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area expansion threatens Black community, opponents say

Airs at: Thu, 12/10/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  "We're talking about lives here, not just a policy... It's almost saying that gun that killed you is gonna be the same gun that resurrects you. Well, guns don't resurrect people, do they? But you keep shooting us." On December 16th, Portland City Council will consider an... Read more

CEI Hub: A Ticking Catastrophic Environmental Time Bomb

Airs at: Mon, 12/14/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
A vast array of tank farms, housing an even vaster array of toxic chemicals and fossil fuels, lines the Willamette River as you head north along highway 30 in Northwest Portland. Known as Oregon’s Critical Energy Infrastructure Hub, these tanks provide most of the fuel stor... Read more