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Our friends in Puerto Rico Need Our Help

Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico hard - and despite the fact that it's a US Territory filled with US citizens, the Trump administration has been slow to take action to help. Instead, hundreds of thousands of people remain stranded without communication, food o... Read more

Why Do Red States Have More Success with Public Defense Reform Than Blue States?

Airs at: Thu, 10/05/2017 at 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
A recent investigation by The Marshall Project and Politico has cast light on a counter-intuitive trend among small-government conservative state lawmakers. Many deep-red states have been successful at reforming their public defender systems. We should probably say, “modera... Read more

KEEP PORTLAND HOUSED

Airs at: Thu, 10/05/2017 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Voices from the Edge
  Tune in to Voices from the Edge talk radio today, Lisa Loving is in for JoAnn A Hardesty. Our guests are organizers with Portland Tenants United, speaking on yesterday's City Council meeting. Read more

Red Lodge Women’s Transition Center

Airs at: Mon, 10/02/2017 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
The new Red Lodge Transition Center for Women will soon open its doors to Native and non-Native women upon return from treatment centers, jails and prison returning to Clackamas County. Host Karen James visited the Center and spoke with Trish Jordon, Executive Director, Red... Read more

Council Reacts to Citizen Feedback on Police Oversight Proposals

Airs at: Thu, 08/10/2017 at 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
On Wednesday, August 9, the Portland City Council reconsidered three police oversight proposals that prompted a long and angry public hearing last Thursday. Council uncharacteristically took a lot of that testimony into consideration in the intervening week: --A proposed P... Read more

Hearing Voices: Lisa Forestell

Airs at: Mon, 08/07/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Madness Radio
  What is it like to hear voices? Are all voices harmful or can they also be helpers? What does voice hearing say about the human mind - and the society we live in? And how can we support people who hear voices? Lisa Forestell has heard voices since she was a child. She is... Read more

Protesters Interrupt Police Swearing-In Ceremony

Airs at: Thu, 07/27/2017 at 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
This morning, the Portland Police Bureau swore in 13 new officers and two professional staff at the downtown Portland Building. The ceremony was interrupted briefly by protesters who called out the police, and Chief Mike Marshman in particular, for failing to prevent seven ... Read more

Time to Decriminalize the Use and Possession of Drugs

Airs at: Sun, 07/16/2017 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week: The DPA held a news teleconference to announce the release of their new report on decriminalizing drug use and possession in the US, so we hear from Neill Franklin, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Action Partnership, and Andrea Ritchie, a member of the Move... Read more

Full Audio--Forum on Outcomes of Portland Police-DOJ Settlement

Produced for Evening News
This is the full audio from the June 14, 2017 Community Forum on the Compliance Officer/Community Liaison (COCL) Outcomes Report, which evaluated the effects of PPB's compliance with the 2012 Department of Justice-City of Portland settlement agreement. DOJ found that PPB sh... Read more

Community Forum on Outcomes of Police-DoJ Settlement

Airs at: Thu, 06/15/2017 at 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
Last night, June 14, 2017, community stakeholders met at Maranatha Church in NE Portland for a forum on the Outcomes Report issued by the Compliance Officer/Community Liaison (COCL). The report, available here, is the third of its kind since a settlement was reached between... Read more