Housing/Homelessness

"Building Beyond Policing" Forum with the Care Not Cops Coalition

Airs at: Sat, 02/01/2020 at 11:00am - 1:00pm
    On February 1, 2020, the local activist coalition Care Not Cops held the final event in its "Building Beyond Policing" series of workshops at the PCC Cascade campus. KBOO was there and recorded the first part of the event, a panel discussion focused on alternatives to... Read more

Mark Hass Interview

Airs at: Tue, 02/11/2020 at 6:00pm
Produced for Between Us
Senator Mark Hass is running for Oregon Secretary of State.  He seeks to fill the seat vacated by the death of Dennis Richardson.  He talks with Don Merrill about why he thinks the housing crisis and the homelessness crisis are not as connected as people believe, how he'll ... Read more

Affordable Housing and Homelessness Part 2

Airs at: Wed, 02/12/2020 at 9:00am - 9:30am
This week’s interview is Part 2 on Affordable Housing and Homelessness, where Rob’s conversation with Cole Merkel, Cadence Petros, and Nathan Teske is focused on homelessness.   Cole Merkel is the Deputy Director of Outreach and Engagement at Here Together, a Portland-bas... Read more

Andy Saultz Interview

Produced for Between Us
Andy Saultz is a Democrat running for the seat in Oregon House District 33.  He talked with Don Merrill about finding the balance between being a political wonk and connecting with ordinary voters, the necessity of Cap and Trade (which he calls Cap and Invest) legislation a... Read more

Larry Horn Interview

Produced for Between Us
Larry Horn is a moderate Republican and one of 15 Oregon residents who is running for President of the United States.  He talked with Don Merrill about why we need to reduce of use of social (or as he calls it, "anti" social) media, how he connects Nazi experiments with "Fa... Read more

Serin Bussell Interview

Produced for Between Us
Serin Bussell is a Democrat running for the Oregon House seat in District 33.  She talked with Don Merrill about her intolerance of intolerance, how she as a prograssive white woman finds dealing with fake woke progressives as being one of her biggest challenges and how she... Read more

Love Letter to Pike Place Market

Airs at: Mon, 02/03/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Desiree Hellegers reads her recent op ed piece "A Love Letter to Pike Place Market,” written for Real Change, Seattle's street newspaper.  Desiree reflects on her time in Seattle.  Currently, a developer is trying to build a 14-story hotel at the entrance to Pike Place Mark... Read more

Affordable Housing and Homelessness Part 1

Airs at: Wed, 02/05/2020 at 9:00am - 9:30am
Cole Merkel is the Deputy Director of Outreach and Engagement at Here Together, a Portland-based nonprofit that helps find solutions for the systemic crises of homelessness, including issues of housing affordability and equity. He previously served as the vendor program dir... Read more

Mark Roberts Interview

Produced for Between Us
Mark Roberts is a candidate for the US House in District 2.  He talks with Don Merrill about pennance for explosive comments regarding first Lady Melania Trump in 2018 (and subsequent changes to his web and social media presence), his determination to serve his constituents... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 3, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 02/03/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes:   Black Labor in the Making of America: Laurie Mercier talks to Joe Trotter about his important new book, Workers on Arrival: Black Labor in the Making of America.  Joe William Trotter, Jr., is Professor o... Read more