Legislation

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

Housing Precarity

Airs at: Mon, 06/01/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Jan Haaken speaks with local housing activist Marih Alyn-Claire, a long term organizer with SE Portland Tenants in Action and the Portland Metro Poor People's Campaign. They discuss the worsening situation for local renters and the homeless as the public health and economic... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 1, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 06/01/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
    Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole Variety Hour, which includes these segments: Pandemic Recovery, or Not: Bill Resnick speaks with Yeva Nersisyan, a progressive economist, in part 2 of a two part interview on the COVID crisis. In the first part th... Read more

Pandemic Bailout

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick interviews economist Yeva Nersisyan. Yeva has recently been studying and writing on the Federal multi-trillion dollar relief programs as the pandemic shut down the economy. She and many others have found that the Federal government is continuing a fifty year tr... Read more

Sean Scorvo Interview

Produced for Between Us
Sean Scorvo is a democrat running for the Oregon House District 23rd seat.  He talked with Don Merrill about how he finds the treatment of hispanic Americans reprehensible considering all they do for the American economy, why Gerrymandering is a sin democrats share with rep... Read more

Election Races, Ballot Measures and COVID 19 in Oregon Prisons

Airs at: Mon, 05/11/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Karen James speaks with Partnership for Safety and Justice (PSJ) and Safety and Justice Oregon Deputy Director Shannon Wight and Communications Director Talia Gad.  They’ll discuss the May 2020 races for county district attorneys and ballot measures including the Metro hous... Read more

Chris Vaughn Interview

Produced for Between Us
Chris Vaughn is a democrat running for the US House District 2 seat.  He talked with Don Merrill about why the district, which has only had two democrats since 1893, may be ready for its third, why climate change is really a climate emergency that people need to believe and... Read more

Lisa Pool Interview

Produced for Between Us
Lisa Pool is a democrat running for Oregon Senate district seat 12.  She talked with Don Merrill about why the Oregon Health Plan needs to include small businesses that offer non-traditional holistic medicine in its coverage,  how she is looking forward to meeting and debat... Read more

Paige Hook Interview

Produced for Between Us
Paige Hook is a democrat running for the Oregon House 17 seat.  She talked with Don Merrill about how her district needs new leadership as a way to finally get rural counties a seat at the big boy table, why gun legislation and gun safety are not mutually exclusive, and why... Read more

Patrick Castles Interview

Produced for Between Us
Patrick Castles is a republican who is running for the seat in Oregon House District 38.  He talked with Don Merrill about why diversity training reminds him of communist re-education camps ordered by the ruling elite of Vietnam after the war, why he blames undocumented adu... Read more