Legislation

Less Is More

Airs at: Mon, 06/14/2021 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Community organizers and social justice activists have just scored a major victory in the New York state legislature. On Thursday June 10, the New York State Senate and New York State Assembly passed S.1144A, entitled “Relates to revocation of community supervision” - a mod... Read more

Psychedelic-enhanced Therapy

Airs at: Mon, 06/07/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
    In November, Oregon became the first state to legalize the use of psilocybin, the main active ingredient in “magic mushrooms,” for mental health treatment in supervised settings. The field of psychedelic-enhanced therapy has gained particular momentum as a promising a... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 17, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 05/17/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Norm Diamond hosts today’s episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Coronavirus Crisis in India: Patricia Kullberg speaks with Dr. Swati Birla about how Primer Minister Narendra Modi and his ruling BJT party set the stage for the coronavirus catas... Read more

American Jobs Plan

Airs at: Mon, 05/17/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick and Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for President in the last election, discuss the Biden administration’s proposed American Jobs Plan. Announced with great fanfare at a cost of $2 trillion plus, the annual outlay would actually represent less than one... Read more

HB2002-Transforming Justice 2021

Airs at: Mon, 05/10/2021 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
In April, Partnership for Safety and Justice, Oregon’s leading public safety and criminal justice reform organization, discussed bills currently before the Oregon legislature. We’ll hear excerpts from their webinar “2021’s most transformative policies: the bills to watch an... Read more

In The Wake Of Blake

Airs at: Mon, 04/12/2021 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
The Washington state Supreme Court recently invalidated that state’s laws against simple personal possession of controlled substances. Simple possession had been a felony in Washington, regardless of whether the individual knew that they were in possession. The decision in ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 12, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 04/12/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Paris Commune: For today’s episode of Another World Is Possible, Norm Diamond celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune. In this first of a series, he explores what the Commune stood for, how it differed from the earlier French Revolution, and how it inspired... Read more

Gambling in Oregon

Airs at: Mon, 04/12/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Sharon Grant, a contributor to the Ole Mole, and Kitty Martz, peer mentor with Voices for Problem Gambling Recovery discuss House Bill 3078, which is currently in committee. HB 3078 would allow the Oregon Lottery to install gambling on hand-held devices. Image by: Creative... Read more

Oregon Day of Empathy

Airs at: Wed, 03/31/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Radiozine
The Family Preservation Project (FPP) helps connect incarcerated women with their children at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, Oregon’s only women’s prison.  On March 2, 2021, FPP joined with Dream Corps Justice to convene Oregon's inaugural Day of Empathy. Oregon’s eve... Read more

Pass the PRO Act to Win a Green New Deal

Airs at: Mon, 03/22/2021 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
The Democratic Socialists of America national priority campaign is to push Congress to pass the PRO Act (Protecting the Right to Organize) to win a Green New Deal.  Two local DSA labor activists, Hollie Oaks-Miller and Ted Bryan detail this transformative labor law legislat... Read more