Government/Politics

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

Circuit Court Judge candidate Rima Ghandour on her candidacy and what to value in a judge election

Airs at: Mon, 05/11/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  For the election coming up on May 19th, there are five candidates, all vying to fill Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge, 4th District, Position 12. KBOO's Nat Moon sits down with candidate Rima Ghandour.  Ghandour has been a practicing attorney in both the public and p... Read more

Circuit Court Judge candidate John Schlosser brings expertise in immigrant rights cases to the race

Airs at: Mon, 05/11/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  As the May 19th primary fast approaches, one of the widest races on the ballot is that for Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Position 12. Interestingly, the Circuit Court has not seen a competitive race for 12 years, as typically judges are appointed when another resi... Read more

Covid Power Struggle in South Dakota, with co-host Jacqueline Keeler

Airs at: Wed, 05/13/2020 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
    Four years after the Dakota Access Pipeline struggle burst on the scene in North Dakota, another major fight over indigenous sovereignty has broken out in South Dakota, with Trump-supporting Governor Kristi Noem threatening legal action against the Cheyenne River and ... 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 for 5/8/20

Airs at: Sat, 05/09/2020 at 4:00pm
Produced for Daily News Headlines
Gov. Kate Brown yesterday outlined a phased plan to reopen the state starting with rural areas that have seen few cases of Covid-19. On May 15, Brown will loosen restrictions statewide on day cares and on retail shops that were previously closed. Counties that have very sm... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 11, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 05/11/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Today’s Old Mole is hosted by Norm Diamond. Norm starts things off with a personal credo about what the Mole stands for. The show continues with the following segments:   Another World Is Possible: With this segment we inaugurate a new feature. In the first installment, N... Read more

Rebecca Gordon and American Nuremberg - Ep 63

Airs at: Fri, 05/08/2020 at 6:30am - Wed, 05/13/2020 at 12:00am
Produced for Fortress On A Hill
Rebecca Gordon, a TomDispatch regular and author of American Nuremberg: The Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post 9/11 War Crimes, stop by the podcast to discuss torture and moral injury in the post 9/11 world, her experiences in Nicaragua and South Africa, how past pre... Read more