Social Services

Oregon Cares Fund directs coronavirus relief money to Black Oregonians

Airs at: Thu, 08/27/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Oregon legislators have directed federal coronavirus relief money specifically towards the Black community, through the Oregon Cares Fund for Black Relief and Resliency. The Fund's creation is thanks to the Council of Trust, an 11 member group of Black leaders, activists... Read more

What Does An Effective Drug Policy Look Like?

Airs at: Wed, 08/12/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century we speak with Dr. Zian Tseng, professor of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco Medical School, about his new article, entitled “Occult Overdose Masquerading as Sudden Cardiac Death: From the Postmortem Systematic InvesTigation of ... Read more

Library Workers Fight Layoffs

Airs at: Mon, 08/24/2020 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Byrd and Cathy Camper, both librarians in the Multnomah County Library system and members of AFSCME local 88 talk about impending layoffs. In the midst of a pandemic, where some library workers are working from home, some in the building or out in the community, some on adm... Read more

Clackamas County Children's Safety Levy would raise funds for non-profits addressing child welfare

Airs at: Mon, 08/17/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  "We can actually be a stronger additional layer in that safety net. If a child isn't going to be in school and a teacher won't notice those bruises, there are actually community organizations that still have a good likelihood that they will see that kid and be able to in... Read more

IP44-Drug Addiction Treatment & Recovery Act

Airs at: Mon, 08/10/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Karen James speaks with Anthony Johnson, Chief Petitioner for IP44, the Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act which has just qualified for the November 2020 ballot. Oregon ranks nearly last in the nation for access to drug treatment, yet about one in 11 people in Oregon... Read more

COVID-19 and the next pandemics

Airs at: Mon, 07/27/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Bill Resnick interviews Mike Friedman, a microbiologist and epidemiologist, on COVID-19 and what would be needed in a public health system that could save the country. Dr. Michael Friedman researches, writes, and teaches at the University of Antigua & Barbuda.  He talked... Read more

IPR Director Ross Caldwell

Airs at: Fri, 07/24/2020 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  Portland’s primary police oversight system is overseen by the City Auditor’s Independent Police Review Division (IPR). IPR was founded in 2001 after a citizen-led initiative to overhaul the twenty-year old system then in place. Since then, it has both been touted as one ... Read more

Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Harm Reduction, Decriminalization

Airs at: Wed, 07/15/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
Doctor Sheila Vakharia, Deputy Director of the Department of Research and Academic Engagement for the Drug Policy Alliance, from a panel organized by the Chicago Recovery Alliance entitled Tweaking Our Harm Reduction: A Stimulants Webinar. Read more

Outreach Work and COVID-19

Airs at: Wed, 06/10/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
Correlation – European Harm Reduction Network recently brought together a panel of experts to share insights on recent developments in their harm reduction practices, the challenges experienced by their communities, and the impact of COVID19 on operations. We’ll hear from J... Read more

Coronavirus restrictions reveal growth opportunities for domestic violence advocacy

Airs at: Thu, 06/04/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence is a non-profit group devoted to promoting equity and social change, in order to end violence in all communities. The coalition organizes a multitude of local member organizations that do direct action work with t... Read more