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Reducing Risk and Minimizing Harm

Airs at: Wed, 03/15/2017 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
According to the Harm Reduction Coalition, harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm Reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of p... Read more

Unlocking Measure 57

Airs at: Mon, 03/20/2017 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Host Karen James interviews Julia Yoshimoto, an attorney with Oregon Justice Resource Center, about her new report, Unlocking Measure 57, which explains how the development of Oregon criminal laws over the last few decades has widened the net of defendants who receive manda... Read more

Improving Public Health and Public Safety

Airs at: Sun, 03/12/2017 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week: the New Hampshire legislature is considering a bill to allow syringe exchanges in the state, plus we listen to current Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III talk nonsense about drugs. Read more

"ICE Out of Oregon" Rally

Airs at: Thu, 03/09/2017 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News
On Monday, March 6, people representing Portland’s and Woodburn’s immigrant communities rallied outside of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building. KBOO Reporter Canaan Schlesinger has the story, with additional reporting by Pu Epstein.. Read more

SE Portland Tenants Try to Organize Apartment Building

Airs at: Thu, 03/09/2017 at 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
Tenants at the Clifford Apartments in Southeast Portland are trying to organize. They say the management company, Income Property Management, has unfairly retaliated against tenants who have made complaints regarding health and safety. KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg has this repo... Read more

Renters' Rights Comics

Airs at: Thu, 03/09/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  In this encore episode from March 2015, we learn about renters' rights with the help of cartoonist Becky Hawkins and the late Justin Buri, onetime Executive Director of Portland's Community Alliance of Tenants. When local educational group Know Your City needed a medium ... Read more

Famine Looms in Parts of Africa and Yemen

Airs at: Mon, 02/27/2017 at 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
Famines are looming over several dry and war-torn areas in North Africa and the Middle East. The United Nations officially declared a famine in South Sudan last week, and is on the verge of declaring famines in Yemen, Somalia and northeastern Nigeria as well. While low rai... Read more

LEADing the Way

Airs at: Mon, 03/06/2017 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
On Monday, Feb. 27, a coalition of Multnomah County and Portland officials and social service agencies announced that local law enforcement would begin a Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Program (LEAD). LEAD was first developed in King County, Seattle, WA in 2011. LEAD is... Read more

A Really Good Day

Airs at: Thu, 03/02/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  Ayelet Waldman is a mother of teenagers, a former federal public defender, and a writer living with mood disorders who discovers an underground culture of clinicians advocating for the therapeutic use of LSD.  Having exhausted virtually every other medical option for her... Read more

Healing Spiritual Wounds

Airs at: Mon, 02/06/2017 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
Carol Howard Merritt is an author, speaker, and minister who grew up in a white evangelical church and with an unpredictable and sometimes violent father.  These experiences shaped her view of a punitive, judgmental God.  She writes from personal experience and as professio... Read more