Elections

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Bud Pierce Interview

Produced for Between Us
Bud Pierce is a practicing oncologist with aspirations to be Oregon's next governor.  He spoke with Don Merrill about how legalized drugs may not necessarily improve one's life, why having a productive life starts with having something to do that matters, and the controvers... Read more

Jason Beebe Interview

Produced for Between Us
Jason Beebe is a Prineville Oregon's conservative mayor who is running against Ron Wyden for the US Senate.  He talked with Don Merrill about the need to enforce the immigration laws already in place, the personal reasons why he believes in the right to life movement and wh... Read more

The American Trucker Convoy, Violence in PDX Against Peaceful BLM Protestors & Trump Stands with Putin

Airs at: Thu, 02/24/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for American Standoff
As Portland reels from tragic shooting and murder in Portland of anti-police violence protestors a large American trucker convoy sets off for DC. Meanwhile, Trump cheers for Putin's "peacekeeping" in Ukraine and may have eluded justice in New York City. All of this poses ... Read more

Michael Trimble Interview

Produced for Between Us
Michael Trimble is a bike enthusiast and candidate for Oregon governor who, because of being born in Russia around the time of Chernobyl, has no arms.  But according to him, that has made him someone who is not afraid to fight what what's important.  Mr. Trimble talks with ... Read more

Voter Suppression & the Unequal Power of the White Rural Vote

Airs at: Thu, 02/17/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for American Standoff
What does the Supreme Court's decision to allow Alabama to keep a new congressional district map that a lower court said violated the Voting Rights Act? What does it mean in the context of the outsized white rural vote's power in the electoral college?  This is the first r... Read more

Peter Hall Interview

Produced for Between Us
Peter Hall is no stranger to Oregon politics.  He ran for House District 60 in 2006.  In 2014, Don Merrill interviewed him as he ran again.  In the meantime, he's become a City Council for the community of Haines and has joined the Oregon League of Cities.  Now, he's runnin... Read more

Patrick Starnes Interview

Produced for Between Us
Patrick Starnes is a democratic candidate for Oregon governor in 2022.  He talked with Sam Bouman about his support for campaign finance legislation, balancing timber resources against the needs of timber communities and how he would repurpose Oregon's Kicker Fund to pay fo... Read more

Mitch McConnell, Black Voters & Voter Suppression – Did He Misspeak?

Airs at: Thu, 01/27/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for American Standoff
Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell has faced backlash after implying that Black voters are not Americans. Speaking to reporters after Republicans blocked the John R. Lewis voting rights legislation last week, McConnell said: “The concern is misplaced because if you loo... Read more

Survey offers Portlanders a chance to weigh in on new government structures

Airs at: Thu, 01/20/2022 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Portland has a form of government that is unique for both major cities, and the modern era. It’s a commission style of government, where the mayor has extra power and all the commissioners are elected in at-large elections, meaning the whole city votes for them. Most oth... Read more

What Biden's 2-hour Press Conference Says About Beltway Coverage of White Supremacy and Republican Obstructionism

Airs at: Thu, 01/20/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for American Standoff
One thing that beltway reporters in our nation’s Capitol would not ask yesterday during the two-hour press conference is the role of White Supremacy and how it causes Republican obstructionism. And even denial that Trump lost the election and that Biden is president of the ... Read more