Legislation

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

Psychedelic-enhanced Therapy

Airs at: Mon, 06/07/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
    In November, Oregon became the first state to legalize the use of psilocybin, the main active ingredient in “magic mushrooms,” for mental health treatment in supervised settings. The field of psychedelic-enhanced therapy has gained particular momentum as a promising a... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 17, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 05/17/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Norm Diamond hosts today’s episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Coronavirus Crisis in India: Patricia Kullberg speaks with Dr. Swati Birla about how Primer Minister Narendra Modi and his ruling BJT party set the stage for the coronavirus catas... Read more

American Jobs Plan

Airs at: Mon, 05/17/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick and Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for President in the last election, discuss the Biden administration’s proposed American Jobs Plan. Announced with great fanfare at a cost of $2 trillion plus, the annual outlay would actually represent less than one... Read more

HB2002-Transforming Justice 2021

Airs at: Mon, 05/10/2021 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
In April, Partnership for Safety and Justice, Oregon’s leading public safety and criminal justice reform organization, discussed bills currently before the Oregon legislature. We’ll hear excerpts from their webinar “2021’s most transformative policies: the bills to watch an... Read more