Law/Court/Crime

Kavanaugh: Hope vs. Misogynist Reality

By Jenka Soderberg What I wish would happen in response to the Kavanaugh hearing:   I wish…. ...that the prep school, arrogant Kavanaugh types finally get their comeuppance. ...that Ford is believed, that all survivors are believed, that this national trauma comes to a ... Read more

Enforcing Freedom

Airs at: Wed, 01/22/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
On this edition of Century of Lies, it’s part one of our conversation with Kerwin Kaye, an associate professor of sociology, American studies, and feminist, gender, and sexuality studies at Wesleyan University. Professor Kaye is the author of a new book published by Columbi... Read more

Connecting Women Prisoners with Their Children

Airs at: Mon, 01/27/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Host Karen James is joined by Jessica Katz, director of the Family Preservation Project (FPP), and by Shanoa Williams and Vanessa Sherrod, both FPP alumni who were recently released from Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.  The Family Preservation Project , a program of the... Read more

Exploring the lives of undocumented Oregonians with the Immigrant Story

Airs at: Thu, 01/09/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
   A new exhibit called “DREAMS Deferred” is opening at the Oregon Historical Society, designed to showcase the voices of undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America who came to our country as kids or young adults. KBOO's Annette Newell speaks with Sankar Rama... Read more

After a PSU student's hijab was torn off, what is the state of hate crime law in Oregon?

Airs at: Thu, 01/09/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
  A Portland woman’s been charged with a hate crime for allegedly tearing an Islamic student’s hijab from her head and trying to strangle her with it.  KBOO's Annette Newell spoke with Zakir Khan, Board Chairman for the Council on American Islamic Relations, or  C.A.I.R. O... Read more

Criminal Justice Reform Moves Forward In NY

Airs at: Wed, 01/08/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
Criminal justice reform and social justice are moving forward in New York state. The state of New York's Joint Senate Task Force on Opioids, Addiction, and Overdose Prevention has been holding a series of hearings around the state to hear from stakeholders on strategies fo... Read more

The Left and the Law

Airs at: Mon, 12/30/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In their Left and the Law segment, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker take up a few of 2019's high profile sexual harassment cases against powerful men. They discuss differing legal strategies and their political implications, and comment on "Bombshell," the Hollywood film based ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for Dec 30, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 12/30/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Frann Michel hosts the last Old Mole Variety Hour of 2019, and we hear these pieces: Public Power: Bill Resnick talks with Mari Rose Taruc of the Utility Justice Campaign  of Oakland, CA, which is seeking a publicly-accountable takeover of the investor-owned utility PG&... Read more

Demonstrators show their discontent at rallies on the eve of impeachment

Airs at: Wed, 12/18/2019 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
  Pro-impeachment rallies were held in nearly every state Tuesday night, drawing over 200,000 demonstrators. In Portland, at least 600 people showed up downtown on the banks of the Willamette, to call for President Trump’s impeachment and removal. KBOO’s Theresa Mitchell ... Read more

December 17, 2019

Airs at: Tue, 12/17/2019 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  On this week's show, we focus on the December 4 meeting of the Citizen Review Committee, whose meeting we have covered on a number of previous shows. The first part is dedicated to the "Chair's Report" segment of the meeting, in which the increasingly frustrated CRC memb... Read more