Civil Liberties

Brian Decker Interview

Produced for Between Us
Brian Decker is a non partisan candidate running for District Attorney for Washington County.  He talked with Sam Bouman about his decision to become a prosecutor, whether DA's should have a restorative justice rather than a strictly prosecutorial emphasis and how his focus... Read more

Farrah Chaichi Interview

Produced for Between Us
Farrah Chaichi is a democrat running for the Oregon House in the 35th District.  She talked with Don Merrill about how training in political science and criminal justice lead to social activism, why the housing market is difficult even for someone like her who is plugged in... Read more

Katherine Gallant Interivew

Produced for Between Us
Katherine Gallant is a conservative who is running for the US House in Oregon's 2nd Congressional District.  She talked with Don Merrill about how her ride across the country in protest to an anti-smoking intiative in Arizona solidified her views of politics and political o... Read more

Kathleen Harder Interview

Produced for Between Us
Kathleen Harder is a democrat who is running for Oregon's new 6th US House District.  She talked with Don Merrill about how her medical experience will help bring more practical approaches to the Congress, how her educational experience will bring more attention to Oregon's... Read more

The Gap: Don't Say Inflation and Feeling Appreciated

Airs at: Fri, 03/11/2022 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for The Gap
  On this episode of the Gap, Tammy and Althea start the show with a news roundup. We can really only hope to scratch the surface of everything that's going on right now, so we're starting with inflation. Gas prices are $5 a gallon now?! Yes it's bad but its not just becau... Read more

Legislative Wrapup with Representative Tawna Sanchez

Airs at: Mon, 03/14/2022 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Legislative Wrapup with Rep Tawna Sanchez Monday, March 14th @ 6:30pm 90.7 FM in Portland or online at kboo (dot) fm Please join us on Monday, March 14th at 6:30 pm for Prison Pipeline on KBOO Community Radio for a discussion with Representative Tawna Sanchez about the rece... Read more

G Tommy Smith Interview

Produced for Between Us
G. Tommy Smith is a candidate for the District 4 seat being vacated by long time democrat Peter DeFazio.  He talked with Sam Bouman about why more attention needs to be paid to Oregon's native american population, why he feels the system to run for office isn't really geare... Read more

How Big Data and surveillance capitalism threaten our democracy: conversation with author Thom Hartmann on new book

Airs at: Tue, 03/01/2022 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Internet companies scoop up a lot of data on their users. The saying goes, if you're not paying for the product -- you are the product. And the outcome isn't just specifically targetted ads. It can also result in behavioral control and serious threats to democratic norms... Read more

Michael Cross Interview

Produced for Between Us
Michael Cross is a democrat running for Oregon governor.  He talked with Don Merrill about why he switched from a staunch republican to a staunch democrat, how is run-ins with the law gives him a perspective his other candidates don't have, and why he believes his plan of b... Read more

Christina Stephenson Interview

Produced for Between Us
Christina Stephenson is a civil rights attorney with a long history defending worker's rights.  She talked with Don Merrill about her start in the working world at her parent's business, how BOLI's protections including not just civil rights we think about but protections w... Read more