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Local Folks Podcast Season 3: Episode 7

Airs at: Wed, 04/01/2020 at 12:00pm - Thu, 04/01/2021 at 12:00pm
Produced for Local Folks
Over the last several years, I have talked to a lot of local folks who work very hard to help other people – giving comfort to patients at the end of life, providing food and firewood to low income people, or helping people who are homeless – and they have taught me a lot a... 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

Ricky Ruiz Interview

Produced for Between Us
Ricky Ruiz is a democratic candidate for Oregon House District 50.  He talked with Don Merrill about why the plight of Dreamers is one of his highest priorities, how the city of Gresham, despite a strong streak of racism among some of its citizens, is moving forward to deal... Read more

Deb Patterson Interview

Produced for Between Us
Deb Patterson is a democrat running for Oregon Senate District 10.  Until 2019, when she passed away, that seat was occupied by republican Jackie Winters.  Don Merrill talked with Ms. Patterson about her support of women's issues, if her service as an ordained minister will... Read more

Drug Use In The Time Of Pandemic

Airs at: Wed, 03/18/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
On this edition of Free Culture Radio we’re going to talk about harm reduction services for people who use stimulants, or rather we’re going to listen to portions of a panel on the subject that featured Mike Discepola with the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Mindy Vincent wi... Read more

Lessons From the US Overdose Crisis

Airs at: Wed, 03/18/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
  Issues with sound quality, which were the fault of the producer, have made it necessary to replace this week's show. We apologize for any inconvenience. This week on Century of Lies: Harm reduction for stimulant users, featuring Mike Discepola with the San Francisco AIDS... Read more

Reducing Harm

Airs at: Wed, 03/11/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: the Philadelphia City Council is considering a bill that could prevent a local nonprofit from setting up a supervised consumption facility. We hear from Philly Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley and harm reduction advocates Brooke Feldman, D... Read more

Still Fit For Purpose?

Airs at: Wed, 03/04/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: An effort is underway in Oregon to decriminalize simple possession of drugs, we hear audio from the launch event and interviews with harm reduction activists Haven Wheelock, Bobby Byrd, and Dr. Andy Seaman. Plus, the International Narcotics Con... Read more

Local Folks Podcast Season 3: Helping the Homeless, Episode 6

Airs at: Sun, 03/01/2020 at 6:30pm - Mon, 03/01/2021 at 6:30pm
Produced for Local Folks
The motto of the Corvallis Day Time Drop-in Center is “Where needs are met”, and as we have learned in earlier episodes, those needs range from a pair of dry socks to replacing a lost ID. But I think the most important need for many of the guests – local folks who live at t... Read more

David J Smith Interview

Produced for Between Us
David J Smith is a Republican who is running for Oregon House District 13.  He talked with Don Merrill about how he feels it was his generation that allowed the progress of the civil rights movement, why he considers himself a political moderate and how his potential consti... Read more