Social Services

Move-out day along the Springwater Corridor

Produced for Between Us
Today was the first day of scheduled evictions of houseless people who have been living along Portland Oregon's Springwater Corridor Trail for more than a year.  After delayed for a month, police and community advocates began moving along the 21-mile trail moving the indige... Read more

Taking the LEAD

Airs at: Mon, 09/05/2016 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) is a pre-booking diversion pilot program. It was originally developed with the community to address low-level drug and prostitution crimes in the Belltown neighborhood in Seattle and the Skyway area of unincorporated King County. Th... Read more

Ex-Offenders & Employment after Banning the Box

Airs at: Mon, 08/22/2016 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Oregon’s “Ban the Box” law, H.B. 3025, went into effect in January 2016.  Oregonians no longer have to check the box on job applications that asks about previous convictions.  Last year President Obama "banned the box" on federal-government employment applications and almos... Read more

Eviction Resistance on the Springwater Corridor

Airs at: Fri, 07/29/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Guests are Jason Pilcher, houseless resident of the Springwater Corridor, Amanda Reese of Portland Backpacks of Hope and Katie Behrendt of Portland Tenants United https://www.facebook.com/portlandtenantsunited/. Call in to join the discussion at 503-231-8187. The houseless... Read more

“The Numbers,” Portland’s Forgotten East Side

Airs at: Wed, 07/27/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
  This Live episode of Profiles explores the history of East Portland, as well as the impact of the current gentrification process on communities of color in "the Numbers" and highlights the creative efforts of residents to foster East Portland as a place where neighborhoo... Read more

LIVE Back to School Fresh

Airs at: Thu, 03/10/2016 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
All about "Back to School Fresh," a non-profit organization helping kids in the community have what they need to have a successful school year Read more

Ray Fox, Life After Prison

Airs at: Mon, 07/11/2016 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Karen James interviews Ray Fox who released from the Oregon prison system in 2015 after serving 30 years for murder.  Ray talks about his abusive childhood and the anger and hate that led to his violent crime.  Ray credits his successful transition from prison with his invo... Read more

Gathering Information from Older People and People with Disabilities

Airs at: Mon, 06/27/2016 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Disability Awareness
Grace Reed's guests are Allan DeLaTorre, Ph.D., Research Associate at Portland State University's Institute on Aging, and Tracy Morgan, Project Manager at the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. They are gathering input from older adults and people with disabilities in t... Read more

Documentaries From the Streets of Portland

Airs at: Thu, 06/23/2016 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for The Film Show
  Jenn Chavez talks with Ibrahim Mubarek about the Clinton Street Theater's upcoming documentary screening Right 2 Survive: Breaking the Chains, a series of short films about the rise of the grassroots homeless advocacy group Right 2 Survive. And S.W. Conser asks comedy w... Read more

Safer Spaces: A Community Discussion on Public Drug Use, Health, and Community Safety

Airs at: Thu, 06/16/2016 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Voices from the Edge
Open drug use is a public health issue in Portland. Overdose deaths and hepatitis C rates have increased because people who inject drugs do not have a safe place to use. One approach to dealing with these issues that's shown a great deal of success is the establishment of s... Read more