Civil Rights/Human Rights

Libraries and the Public Good

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Old Mole Joe Clement talks with Emily Drabinski, President-elect of the American Library Association, about her winning campaign to organize collective power for public good, in and through libraries. They talk about her background as a librarian and labor organizer, thorny is... Read more

Parent Advocate Gabriel Triplett

Airs at: Fri, 05/06/2022 at 9:30am - 10:00am
During the pandemic, parents were given the opportunity to get paid to care for their child with a disability through a special program.  That program is ending July 15th and is leaving some families in crisis.  Gabriel Triplet, parent advocate, says that if you would like ... Read more

Free Ricky Federmann this week on Prison Pipeline

Airs at: Mon, 05/02/2022 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Please join us on Monday, May 2nd at 6:30 pm for Prison Pipeline on KBOO Community Radio as we talk with Kerri Koala about her campaign to free Ricky Federmann.  At age 21 Ricky Federmann was sentenced to 47 years in prison plus 12 years post parole for a first-time non-vio... Read more

Valerie Draper Woldeit Interview

Produced for Between Us
Valerie Draper Woldeit is a republican who is running for the 8th Senate District in Oregon.  She talked with Don Merrill about why being bullied in school ties back to her disdain for Critical Race Theory and how she tries to "love on" all kids, why she feels re-establishi... Read more

So, Why Are Rural Counties Republican?

Airs at: Thu, 04/28/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for American Standoff
Let’s talk about the rural-urban divide in America. A 2020 study by Washington University in St. Louis political scientists found that proximity to bigger cities drives the political divide. Researchers found that even with all other individual characteristics constant, a v... Read more

Zeloszelos Marchandt

Produced for Between Us
Zeloszelos Marchandt is a democratic candidate for Oregon's 35th House seat.  He talked with Don Merrill about how he is especially keyed into the issues of his district, why focusing on specific policy plans initially is not as important as demonstrating a commitment to Or... Read more

Legalization and the Art of the Impossible

Airs at: Wed, 04/27/2022 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century: Legalization and the art of the impossible. The Canadian Parliament is currently considering Bill C-126, A Health-Based Approach to the Substance Use Act. We hear from the sponsor, MP Gord Johns. Plus Eris Nyx with the Drug User Liberation Front. Read more

Teresa Alonso Leon Interview

Produced for Between Us
Teresa Alonso Leon is a democratic candidate for Oregon's new 6th US House District.  She talked with Don Merrill about why diversity and inclusion in everything from language to relationships is crucial to how she connects with her community, why she believes both in the 2... Read more

Sami Al-Abdrabbuh Interview

Produced for Between Us
Sami Al-Abdrabbuh is a democratic candidate for Oregon's 4th US House district.  He talked with Don Merrill about how, as an engineer, he will bring more critical thinking to legislation, why public school has a responsibility to teach all children common values of respect ... Read more

Portland United Against Hate

Airs at: Mon, 04/25/2022 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Adam Carpinelli interviews Umi Vera, Executive Director of Portland United Against Hate.  Vera will talk about data collected from their ReportHatePDX.com work.  More information: portlandunitedagainsthate.org  Read more