Government/Politics

Honest Elections Coalition seizes opportunity for meaningful campaign finance reform in Oregon

Airs at: Thu, 06/03/2021 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Oregon is a state that enjoys certain electoral protections that other states have struggled to maintain, like automatic voter registration, and mail in ballots. But the election process in the state is far from ideal. Campaigns in Oregon are among the most expensive in ... Read more

Research shows Medicare is better than private health insurance

Airs at: Wed, 06/02/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  People who have employer-provided or privately purchased health insurance are more likely to experience medical debt, and more likely to postpone care because of cost, compared with people who are covered by public insurance, such as Medicare or Medicaid. Those are some... Read more

Death Penalty in Oregon

Airs at: Mon, 06/07/2021 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Aliza Kaplan, Director of the Criminal Justice Reform Clinic, shares her expertise about the history of the death penalty in Oregon, recent changes, and the current status of the law. This was one in a series of programs in 2021by the Beaverton City Library’s One Book, One ... Read more

Portland's Industrial Sacrifice Zone

Airs at: Mon, 06/14/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
  This program originally aired on March 29, 2021   Before European settlers transformed the north reach of the Willamette River, near its confluence with the Columbia, it was a braided river of shallow channels and islands rich in biodiversity. Today the area is designat... Read more

Beaver Taught Salmon To Jump

Airs at: Mon, 06/07/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
  This program originally aired on March 15, 2021 Beavers have been called “Nature’s Engineers.” In fact, the Army of Corps of Engineers could learn a lot from beavers. Instead of re-engineering nature to serve narrow human interests, beavers engineer the natural environm... Read more

Pandemic prompts a second look at existing healthcare coverage

Airs at: Thu, 05/27/2021 at 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
  As the COVID 19 pandemic continues, people in Oregon and Washington may want to take a second look at their health care coverage.  And if they don't have health insurance, there's an opportunity to get it now for less money through the American Rescue Plan.  In this inte... Read more

Abolition and Political Prisoners

Airs at: Mon, 05/31/2021 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Adam Carpinelli interviews Saudia Durrant with the Abolitionist Law Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Saudia Durrant is a racial justice organizer with the Abolitionist Law Center. For more information: https://abolitionistlawcenter.org Read more

Youth climate activism: from the courts to direct action

Airs at: Wed, 05/26/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
(No call-ins today, sorry! All the studio lines will be occupied by the host and guests. For questions and comments to the host, go to KBOO Wednesday Talk Radio on Facebook)   Before Covid hit us, youths like Greta Thunberg, plaintiffs in a number of landbark youth climat... Read more

Goldendale Pumped Energy Storage Project

Airs at: Mon, 05/24/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Since the 1930s, the Columbia River has been tamed and reshaped by an array of dams that stretch from the Bonneville Dam east of Portland to the Grand Coulee Dam near the Canadian Border. Not only have these dams destroyed abundant salmon runs, they have also inundated innu... Read more

Nothing About Us Without Us

Airs at: Wed, 05/19/2021 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
The International Network of People Who Use Drugs (INPUD) recently organized a panel discussion on why and how people who use drugs should be at the center of advancing policy towards decriminalization of drugs, drawing from examples of peer leadership on harm reduction and... Read more