The Oregon Justice Resource Center recently held its Women In Prison
Conference at Lewis & Clark College School of Law in Portland, Oregon. In
part one of our coverage, we speak with Bobbin Singh, the Executive Director
of OJRC; Ailene Farkac, with MercyCorps NW's Reentry T...
Guest host Jo Ann Hardesty interviews Bryan Shih, co-author with Yohuru
Williams of "The Black Panthers: Portraits from an Unfinished Revolution."
October 2016 marks the Fiftieth Anniversary of the founding of the Black
Panthers. Jo Ann and Bryan will discuss the Panther...
This week we hear more about King County, Seattle, Washington's plan to set
up two supervised drug consumption facilities, plus we talk with hemp
activist Courtney Moran, legalization activist Jodie Emery, and Project PC's
King County, Seattle, Washington, will soon have two supervised drug
consumption facilities. That recommendation is part of a final report by King
County's Heroin and Prescription Opiate Task Force, which released its final
report on Thursday Sept. 15. King County Executive...
Today was the first day of scheduled evictions of houseless people who have
been living along Portland Oregon's Springwater Corridor Trail for more than
a year. After delayed for a month, police and community advocates began
moving along the 21-mile trail moving the indige...
Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) is a pre-booking diversion pilot
program. It was originally developed with the community to address low-level
drug and prostitution crimes in the Belltown neighborhood in Seattle and the
Skyway area of unincorporated King County. Th...
Oregon’s “Ban the Box” law, H.B. 3025, went into effect in January
2016. Oregonians no longer have to check the box on job applications that
asks about previous convictions. Last year President Obama "banned the
box" on federal-government employment applications and almos...
Guests are Jason Pilcher, houseless resident of the Springwater Corridor,
Amanda Reese of Portland Backpacks of Hope and Katie Behrendt of Portland
Tenants United https://www.facebook.com/portlandtenantsunited/. Call in to
join the discussion at 503-231-8187.
This Live episode of Profiles explores the history of East Portland, as well
as the impact of the current gentrification process on communities of color
in "the Numbers" and highlights the creative efforts of residents to foster
East Portland as a place where neighborhoo...