John Lewis is a congressman, writer, activist and one of "Big Six" in the civil rights movement. He has just written, with two co-authors, a graphic novel called "March". It is the first in a trilogy that looks back at his career in an effort to present the past to young people as a way to preserve it. Don Merrill talked with US House of Representatives member John Lewis at the Hotel Deluxe in Portland while he was here on his book tour.
The ACLU of Oregon has joined a suit brought before a federal judge by the state of Oregon in an attempt to prevent the DEA from accessing the data gathered by Oregon's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program without a warrant. The program holds millions of prescription records for individuals in Oregon. For more, KBOO's Sam Bouman spoke with David Fidanque, Executive Director of the ACLU of Oregon. 10:46 minutes (9.86 MB)
Clayton Morgareidge hosts this episode of the Mole dealing with Detroit, the increasing respect for socialism in the US, why Portland public workers may strike, a new novel about death row, and why appealing to the constitution is not the way to support whistle blowers like Edward Snowden.
To hear the whole show, use the play button below. The hear individual segments, follow these links. 53:22 minutes (30.54 MB)
What is the problem with the national security state and its secret surveillance of everyone? Is it that it is unconstitutional? Or illegal? What if the courts declare it legal? In this essay published in Jacobin Magaze, read here by Clayton Morgareidge, Chase Madar argues for political and moral objections to injustice. 7:32 minutes (4.31 MB)