Law/Court/Crime

Sonia Montalbano Interview

Produced for Between Us
Sonia Montalbano is running as a Circuit Court Judge for District 4, Position 12.  She talks with Don Merrill about how people need to understand the court system when they encounter it, why over-worked legal aid attorneys are a critical piece in the credibility of the lega... Read more

Abolishing the Northwest Detention Center

Airs at: Mon, 04/06/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Adam Carpinelli interviews Maru Mora from La Resistencia and Latino Advocacy about the campaign to shut down the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington.  This program originally aired in October 2019. More Information: https://www.nwdcresistance.org Read more

Peer-Run Harm Reduction Group Continues Outreach to Houseless Portlanders

Airs at: Wed, 04/01/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
  Portland People's Outreach Project (PPOP) are a peer-run organization that provides a needle exchange and other harm-reduction services for Portland's houseless community. They are volunteers on the front lines of not just the struggle against our inequitable economic sy... Read more

Borderline Citizen: Dispatches from the Outskirts of Nationhood

Airs at: Wed, 05/06/2020 at 9:30am - 10:00am
Produced for Radiozine
What does it mean to be a citizen?  On Radiozine, Suzanne LaGrande interviews writer Robin Hemely who has just published  Borderline Citizen:Dispatches from the Outskirts of Nationhood. Hemley wrestles with what it means to have or not have a national identity by looking at... Read more

Prisons, Jails, and Pandemic

Airs at: Wed, 04/01/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: Prisons, jails, and pandemic. In this time of pandemic, correctional institutions are like Petri dishes in which the novel coronavirus COVID-19 grows and spreads. Public health experts and criminal justice advocates around the nation are demand... 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

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - from the Archives

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

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

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