Government/Politics

Morena Party holds direct action at Mexican Consulate in Woodburn

Airs at: Tue, 09/07/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Farmworkers from Mexico and other parts of Central America gathered at the Mexican consulate in Woodburn, Oregon on Saturday. The crowd met representatives from Mexico’s Morena Party, who arrived at Portland International Airport earlier that day. The party had recently ... Read more

Zenith Energy's Big Loss

Airs at: Mon, 09/13/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
On August 27 the City of Portland put the brakes on Zenith Energy's oil-by-rail storage and transfer facility in NW Portland by denying a Land Use Compatibility Statement (LUCS) for the facility. After relentless pressure from Portland residents, community organizations, a... Read more

PMPC & Municipal Broadband

Airs at: Mon, 09/06/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Desiree Hellegers talks with Hyung Nam, an organizer with the Portland Metro People's Coalition, a coalition of 24 organizations, about their organizing platform, including their support for municipal broadband, which is critical not only to bridge the digital divide in ... Read more

Workplace Struggles are Political, Part 1

Airs at: Mon, 09/06/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Joe Clement Talks with Marianne Garneau about her new piece in Organizing Work, Workplace Struggles are Political.. Marianne Garneau lives New York, where she is involved in workplace, student, and tenant organizing.  Read Marianne Garnau's article Worklplace strugles ar... Read more

How Not To Respond To A Pandemic

Airs at: Mon, 09/06/2021 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
This week on Prison Pipeline we speak with Wanda Bertram, Communications Strategist with the Prison Policy Initiative, about PPI’s new report entitled “States of emergency: The failure of prison system responses to COVID-19.” Plus we speak with Avi Yocheved, a harm reductio... Read more

Oregon's Big Burn Anniversary

Airs at: Mon, 09/06/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
This week is the first anniversary of Oregon's Big Burn. A year later the impacts of the wild fires that raged across Western Oregon on Labor Day last year are still very much with us. But the gravest impact of all is the U.S. Forest Service and the Oregon Department of Tra... Read more

Proposed rules from state environmental quality agency fall short of climate needs, environmental advocates say

Airs at: Mon, 08/30/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Oregonians have been feeling the effects of climate change the past year, whether it was the cold snap, the heatwaves, drought, or the prolonged wildfire season currently raging in the state’s forests. The state’s lead environmental agency, the Department of Environmenta... Read more

Derf - Remembering Kent State and Jeffrey Dahmer

Airs at: Thu, 08/26/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Derf Backderf is the author of multiple graphic novels, including My Friend Dahmer, Punk Rock and Trailer Parks, Trashed, and the Eisner-award-winning Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio.  His alternative comic The City ran in over 75 weekly newspapers for 25 years, and his bo... Read more

Time to Stop Zenith

Airs at: Mon, 08/30/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
  This program originally aired on June 21, 2021. There have been several new developments since the original broadcast of this show, but the biggest news is that on Friday, August 27, Portland City Council denied Zenith's Land Use Compatibility Statement, blocking Zenith'... Read more