On this episode of the Gap, Tammy and Althea talk about a few recent news items to kick off the new year. The Portland Police Bureau's new Focused Intervention Team will start addressing increased gun violence on January 19th, with greater community oversight and input. Then we discuss New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, who is attempting to run for Oregon Governor, despite not living in Oregon full time for the past 20 years. The Oregon Secretary of State denied his candidacy for governor for this reason, and Kristof is pushing back. We feel that it is important to live in the community you would like to represent!
In the second half, we talk to our listeners about how to keep hope alive in movement building. Tammy reads a Huey P. Newton quote and our listeners give us great feedback about focusing in on nature as a way to regenerate our energy for progress.
Thanks for listening!