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Roe on the Rocks

Tune in to KBOO at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 22nd, for the premiere of "Roe on the Rocks," a limited series radio show and podcast taking listeners through the months leading up to the Supreme Court case that effectively overturned Roe vs. Wade. What did the U.S. look like wh... Read more

The Gap: Private Businesses filling in Government Gaps

Airs at: Fri, 12/03/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for The Gap
  On this episode of the Gap, Tammy and Althea discuss two interesting articles that came out this week, with a common theme: private businesses filling in where local government has gaps. First we discuss Willamette Week's Ridwell article. (Find our talk with Ridwell's GM... Read more

Measure 110: Disrupting the Criminal Legal System

Airs at: Mon, 11/22/2021 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
On this edition of Prison Pipeline, a conversation with Ron Williams, Outreach Director for the Health Justice Recovery Alliance, about Measure 110, the Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act; plus we speak with Wanda Bertram, Communications Strategist for the Prison Pol... Read more

"We Have To Be Bold" (pt 2)

Airs at: Wed, 11/17/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
On this edition of Century we hear more from a conversation with Brittany Graham, Acting Executive Director of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU), Elli Taylor with VANDU and the Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society, and Caitlin Shane, Staff Lawyer at the ... Read more

Measure 110 Update

Airs at: Mon, 11/01/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: a conversation with Anthony Johnson, a leader in drug policy reform who was a chief petitioner for Oregon Ballot Measure 91, which legalized adult social use of marijuana in 2014, and a chief petitioner for Oregon Ballot Measure 110, the Drug A... Read more

Totality of Circumstances | October 26, 2021

Airs at: Tue, 10/26/2021 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  This month, Sam and Jasmin speak with Ardeshir Tabrizian, a journalist currently with the Salem Reporter, and Ellen Osoinach, an attorney with the Reporter's Committee for Freedom of the Press. This is part of our ongoing coverage of Portland's ongoing attempt to establi... Read more

Kaiser Nurses Ready to Strike

Airs at: Mon, 10/25/2021 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Hannah Winchester and Sarina Roher, local leaders of the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP), explain why their members recently voted 96% to authorize a strike against Kaiser Permanente and how the community can support safe staffing and quality he... Read more

Reform Trickles Upward

Airs at: Wed, 10/20/2021 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
On this edition of Free Culture Radio we hear about drug safety testing and safe consumption spaces from Steve Rolles, Senior Policy Analyst with Transform; Niamh Eastwood, Executive Director of Release, and Professor Alex Stevens from the University of Kent. Read more

The People's Depot provides bottle redemption for and by canners

Airs at: Thu, 10/14/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Canning, the collecting kind, is an important source of income for many people, but the locations and options for where to exchange cans and bottles shrunk when the COVID pandemic hit. The People's Depot has grown to fill that gap, providing bottle redemption centers by ... Read more

Weed in the Cornfields

Airs at: Wed, 10/06/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century we talk about organizing on campus for drug policy reform in Iowa with Josh Montgomery, Outreach Coordinator for NORML-ISU at Iowa State University. Plus, the state of Massachusetts considers decriminalizing people who use drugs and establishing safe co... Read more