Housing/Homelessness

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

15 TRIPP-P 24Jan2020

Airs at: Fri, 01/24/2020 at 11:45pm - Tue, 02/28/2023 at 11:45pm
Produced for TRIPP-P
TRIPP-P sits down with a Data Analyst, Research Activist and Global Integrated Systems Engineer named MK, also known as Nerdletta online, to discuss housing and property development both in the local Portland market and globally.   Nerdletta offers insight into the curren... Read more

January 28, 2020: Ten Year Anniversary of Aaron Campbell; and Group in Wyoming Calls for Justice and Police Oversight

Airs at: Tue, 01/28/2020 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
      On this week's show, we hear from the Stop the Violence event held on Saturday, January 25 at Maranatha Church in NE Portland, marking the ten-year anniversary of the police killing of Aaron Campbell. Campbell's death was the latest in a series of police killings t... Read more

Local Folks Podcast Season 3: Helping the Homeless, Episode 5

Airs at: Sat, 02/01/2020 at 6:15pm
Produced for Local Folks
Where can homeless people go when they need a pair of dry socks or a pair of shoes, a piece of twine to tie something together, a tool to repair their bicycle, or help getting a new ID? One place to go in Corvallis is Project Action, housed in the Corvallis Daytime Drop-in ... Read more

Jeff Smith Interview

Produced for Between Us
Jeff Smith is a Republican who is running for the US House of Representatives in District 2 in the 2020 election.  He talked with Don Merrill about what his party needs to do to flip 100,000 independent voters in Multnomah county, whether he is splitting the vote in favor o... Read more

Kyle Krohn Interview

Produced for Between Us
Kyle Krohn is a candidate for Position 11 of the Oregon Court of Appeals.  He talked with Don Merrill about criticizing the tendency of the court to not explain its rulings, the trouble he got in for doing that, how he can prove he is the most productive appellate attorneys... Read more

Lents renter survey demonstrates tenant vulnerabilities and insecurities

Airs at: Mon, 01/27/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
  On Saturday, the results of a summertime survey of renters in the Lents neighborhood were announced. It found that while most households are stable-- in that the tenants haven’t moved recently-- they are worried and vulnerable. Limited budgets and possible rent increase... Read more

Methamphetamine documentary director highlights the reasons behind addiction

Airs at: Thu, 01/23/2020 at 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Canadian paramedic and filmmaker Rodney Bodner is the producer and director of a recently released documentary entitled “Methamphetamine: Community Under Siege.” Bodner spoke with Melissa Hood about the goals of the film. Read more