Law/Court/Crime

A Two Hour Special with National Book Award winning poet Nikky Finney

Airs at: Thu, 06/18/2020 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry is a twenty-first-century paean to the sterling love songs humming throughout four hundred years of black American life. National Book Award winner Nikky Finney’s fifth collection contains lighthouse poems, narrative hotbeds, and tre... Read more

Jenefer S Grant Interview

Produced for Between Us
Jenefer Grant is a nonpartisan candidate seeking reelection as judge to Circuit Court District 19, Position 3.  She talked with Don Merrill about why experience matters, how the root of problems in the home stem from child abuse, and why the courts are pre-emptively prepari... Read more

In memory of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor - Ep 68

Airs at: Sat, 06/13/2020 at 6:30am - Sat, 06/27/2020 at 12:00am
Produced for Fortress On A Hill
This week, we are reflecting on the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, along with the shooting murder of Breanna Taylor during a no-knock raid in Louisville; two deaths that shine a horrific, but common light on the reality of police brutal... Read more

Portland Police Citizen Review Committee recruits new members

Airs at: Wed, 06/10/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Portland's longest-standing citizen police oversight board is the Citizen Review Committee (CRC), which is part of the Auditor's Office's Independent Police Review division (IPR). The CRC is an eleven-member, all-volunteer body that hears appeals of police misconduct cas... Read more

Examining the role of police unions in stagnating change

Airs at: Tue, 06/09/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  "No police union has ever criticized a cop, no matter how egregious that cop's behavior. The union will defend them no matter what."  Two weeks of demonstrations around the country call out for an end to police brutality and racial injustice. These protests can count the... Read more

PDX Protest Bail Fund offers relief from financial strain of protest arrests

Airs at: Tue, 06/09/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Just as protests against police brutality and racial injustice began in Portland, the Portland General Defense Committee established the PDX Protest Bail Fund to cover bail and legal expenses for participants arrested in the demonstrations related to George Floyd's murde... Read more

Oregon Jails During COVID-19

Airs at: Mon, 06/08/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Karen James interviews Sarah Radcliffe, attorney with Disability Rights Oregon, who released her new report “Oregon Jails During COVID-19: a look inside 26 county jails” on April 30th.  In response to COVID-19, Oregon county jails released nearly half their jail populations... Read more

Adree Edmo Victory at Supreme Court and Interview with TL Forsberg

Airs at: Tue, 06/02/2020 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Transpositive PDX
Please join us for Transpositive on Tuesday, June 2nd at 6pm on KBOO. This week we replay an interview with attorney Shaleen Shanbhag regarding the case of transgender prisoner Adree Edmo.  The supreme court chose to uphold a ruling of the ninth circuit court that the Idaho... Read more

1st COVID19 Death in ODOC This Week on Prision Pipeline

Airs at: Mon, 05/25/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Alice Lundell of the OJRC David Hart Contracts COVID19 We talk this week with Alice Lundell of the Oregon Justice Resource Center regarding the ongoing status of a federal class lawsuit filed on behalf of their clients who are incarcerated at four Oregon prisons,  against t... Read more

John Schlosser Interview

Produced for Between Us
John Schlosser is a nonpartisan candidate who is running for Circuit Court Judge in district 4, position 12.    He talked with Don Merrill about how his desire to be an attorney evolved ove time, why he declined the endorsement of Representative Diego Hernandez and why the ... Read more