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"Black Book Talk" Sampler

Airs at: Thu, 10/05/2023 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
We're featuring portions of ....a 2003 interview with internationally-recognized novelist Ernest J. Gaines regarding A Lesson Before Dying. .... a 2008 chat with then-newcomer Felicia Pride about her collection of essays The Message: 100 Life Lessons from Hip-Hop’s Greates... Read more

Totality of Circumstances | June 27, 2023

Airs at: Tue, 06/27/2023 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  This month's show focuses on the recent interactions between the Police Accountability Commission (PAC) and Portland City Council, as the PAC gets closer to its August 31 deadline to present the council with its complete plan for a new police oversight system. This show... Read more

Totality of Circumstance | May 23, 2023

Airs at: Tue, 05/23/2023 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  Sam and Jasmin talk about the details of the city's new bodyworn camera policy for cops, which could still see some changes following a 60-day pilot program involving Central Precinct and the Focused Intervention Team or FIT (AKA the gun violence team). The city and the ... Read more

Totality of Circumstances | April 25, 2023

Airs at: Tue, 04/25/2023 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  This month Sam and Jasmin spoke with the current co-chairs of the Police Accountability Commission, Katherine Macdowell and KC Lewis (the third co-chair, Charlie Michelle-Westley, was unable to attend). They are heading the PAC's Structure and Details phase, during which... Read more

Full Interview | Police Accountability Commission Phase III Co-Chairs

Airs at: Tue, 02/28/2023 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  This is full version of an interview that was edited for time for the February 28, 2023 episode of Totality of Circumstances. It was recorded February 17, 2023 via Zoom. ### Read more

Totality of Circumstances | February 28, 2023

Airs at: Tue, 02/28/2023 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  Police Accountability Commission Co-Chairs Discuss Ongoing Creation of a New Oversight System in Portland This month we spoke with Aje Amaechi, Tirsa Orellana and Christian Orellan-Bauer, the Co-Chairs of the Portland Police Accountability Commission (PAC)'s Powers and ... Read more

Full Interview | Looking Back at 2022 with Portland Copwatch

Airs at: Tue, 12/27/2022 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  This is full version of the interview with Dan Handelman and Philip Chachka, both of Portland Copwatch. A partial version of this interview aired on our December 27, 2022 show. This longer version includes more discussion of the current state of Portland's police oversi... Read more

Totality of Circumstances | December 27, 2022

Airs at: Tue, 12/27/2022 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  Looking Back at 2022 with Portland Copwatch This year our main focus has been on the Police Accountability Commission (which we’ll mostly refer to in this show as the PAC, or P-A-C), an all-civilian volunteer group that is tasked with creating a proposal for a new commu... Read more

Full Interview | Co-Chairs of the Police Accountability Commission

Airs at: Tue, 10/25/2022 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  This is the full interview with PAC Co-Chairs Faythe Aiken, Lovisa Lloyd and Seemab Hussaini. It was recorded Sunday, October 23, and the edited air date version (with more background information) can be found here.   ### Read more

October 25, 2022 | Interview with Police Accountability Commission Co-Chairs

Airs at: Tue, 10/25/2022 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  This month we spoke with the co-chairs of the Portland Police Accountability Commission's fact-finding phase. The PAC is a 20-member all-volunteer group that is tasked with creating the new police accountability system demanded by voters in 2020. The fact-finding phase i... Read more