Legislation

People, Place, and Health

Airs at: Wed, 07/21/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
On this edition of Century of Lies, host Doug McVay is joined by Brandon Marshall, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Brown University School of Public Health and founding director of the People, Place & Health Collective, to discuss harm reduction, recovery, c... Read more

Federal Marijuana Legalization Bill

Airs at: Wed, 07/14/2021 at 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
Draft legislation to legalize marijuana at the federal level is being circulated on Capitol Hill. Democratic leaders in the Senate announced the bill at a news conference July 14. To learn more, KBOO News reporter Doug McVay spoke with marijuana policy expert Shaleen Title... Read more

New law puts Oregon on track for fastest clean energy transition in United States

Airs at: Mon, 07/12/2021 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  At the end of the 2021 Oregon Legislative session, the state is now on track for the fastest transition to clean energy in the U.S., on par with New York. The change come from a suite of three bills backed by the Clean Energy Opportunity. The bills address a variety of i... Read more

Buscando America on 07/13/21

Airs at: Tue, 07/13/2021 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Produced for Buscando America
Seguimos en CDMX y en este episodio escucharás sobre el trabajo de Plantón420 en torno a la legalización del Cannabis en México. Karina Malpica nos comparte sus saberes nutricionales y medicinales sobre el Cannabis Crudo. Escucha un reporte de Pueblo Sin Fronteras desde Was... Read more

A Bold Move To Save Lives

Airs at: Wed, 07/14/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
On July 7, Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee signed legislation that authorizes a two-year pilot program to prevent drug overdose deaths through the establishment of harm reduction centers. According to a news release from the Rhode Island General Assembly, The law quote “aut... Read more

Oregon Senate Bill 755 expands on drug decriminalization, protection and treatment options

Airs at: Thu, 07/08/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  A new Oregon law expands protections and treatment options for Oregonians living with drug addiction. Senate Bill 755 goes further to enforce Measure 110, which decriminalized drug possession in the state. Tera Hurst works with the Health Justice Recovery Alliance, a gro... Read more

Beaver Field Trip Along the North Fork Burnt River

Airs at: Mon, 07/19/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
A couple months ago we talked with Suzanne Fouty, a hydrologist who worked for Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in eastern Oregon as a water resource and soils specialist. One of her specialties is beaver and at that time she was working with a group trying to get legislatio... Read more

Elise Schumock of Rose City Book Pub on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Airs at: Wed, 06/23/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  As summer begins, we’re slowly emerging from the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us are returning to dine and shop indoors at restaurants and stores that were closed during the pandemic, or limited to take-out and delivery. Sadly, several of those restaurants... Read more

Drug Policy Reform and the Misuse of Drugs

Airs at: Wed, 06/23/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies, drug policy reform moves forward around the world. In the US, Representative Cori Bush (D-MO) and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) introduced the Drug Policy Reform Act on June 15. In Scotland, the Government has introduced a new drugs policy ... Read more

Less Is More

Airs at: Mon, 06/14/2021 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Community organizers and social justice activists have just scored a major victory in the New York state legislature. On Thursday June 10, the New York State Senate and New York State Assembly passed S.1144A, entitled “Relates to revocation of community supervision” - a mod... Read more