Law/Court/Crime

Ethan Knight Interview

Produced for Between Us
Ethan Knight is a nonpartisan candidate running for Multnomah County District Attorney.  He talked with Don Merrill about why he wants to return to the job of county DA and leave his position in the US Attorney's office, lessons he learned from the Mohamad Mohamud and Ammon... Read more

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 03/26/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Charles Brownstein is the Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit advocacy organization that moved its headquarters from New York to Portland in 2016.  The CBLDF provides aid to artists and publishers facing legal threats such as censorship,... Read more

Oversight, Transparency & Accountability for Oregon District Attorneys

Airs at: Mon, 03/30/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Karen James interviews David Rogers, Executive Director of ACLU of Oregon, about his 2019 report “A Peek Behind The Curtain: Shining Some Light on District Attorney Policies in Oregon” and promotes HB 3224, passed in the 2019 Oregon Legislature, that requires every district... Read more

The Left and the Law

Airs at: Mon, 03/23/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Mike Snedecker talks with journalist, Debbie Nathan, about conditions at the border. They consider how the Trump administration's policies against asylum seekers and refugees are, by diverting them to border-towns, setting up a powder-keg in light of the Covid-19 Pandemic. ... Read more

Sheri Fink Interview

Produced for Between Us
During Katrina, doctors at Memorial Hospital in New Orleans had to make the same kind of life & death choices US doctors may soon have to make regarding covid-19 patients. Sherri Fink, a well respected medical professional and writer, wrote about the Memorial Hospital crisi... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 23, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 03/23/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement hosts this home-recorded episode and we hear: Jazz and Justice: Bill Resnick and black Marxist historian Gerald Horne talk about the politics of jazz. Operation Homestead: From the Old Mole archive, Desiree Hellegers talks with Seattle housing activists about p... Read more

Chemical Time Bomb:

Airs at: Mon, 03/16/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick speaks with John Rumpler, the clean water program director and senior attorney for Environment America, a national organization dedicated to protecting clean air, clean water, and promoting clean energy. Rumpler has spent years investigating the 80,000 chemical... Read more

Environmental activist Daniel McGowan

Airs at: Mon, 03/16/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Adam Carpinelli interviews Daniel McGowan.  Daniel is an environmental and social justice activist from Queens, NY. He was charged in 2005 with 15 counts of arson, property destruction and conspiracy, all related to two actions in Oregon in 2000, claimed by the Earth Libera... Read more

Joel DeVore Interview

Produced for Between Us
Joel DeVore, a sitting judge for Oregon's Court of Appeals, is seeking reelection to its 11the position. He talked with Don Merrill about how the court deals with questions of constitutionality, whether a judge is a judge 24-hours a day and how, most times, people aren't re... Read more

The law, humanity and the Colorado River: a conversation with "How Dams Fall" author Will Falk

Airs at: Thu, 03/05/2020 at 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  In February, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced her support for removing four hydroelectric dams on the Lower Snake River, understanding their negaitve impact on endangered salmon and their ability to spawn. In Colorado, similar calls to remove the Colorado River Dam h... Read more