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Jack Ohman - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 01/11/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  As part of the 20th anniversary celebration of Words and Pictures, we revisit our January 2005 conversation with Jack Ohman. Jack is the Pulitzer-prize winning editorial cartoonist who spend 20 years in Portland drawing cartoons for the Oregonian newspaper before moving ... Read more

Why the War in Gaza is also a Climate Issue

Airs at: Mon, 01/22/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Before Hamas’s horrific attack on Israel on October 7 we were mainly aware of two existential threats: the impending death of democracy and climate catastrophe. But that attack and Israel’s unrelenting response has split our attention and overwhelmed us with a barrage of is... Read more

Aging, Stigma, and Recovery

Airs at: Wed, 01/10/2024 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: Aging, Stigma, and Recovery. The US Senate Committee on Aging held a hearing recently entitled “Understanding a Growing Crisis: Substance Use Trends Among Older Adults.” We hear from one of the witnesses, William Stauffer, Executive Director o... Read more

Honoring the life and work of Klee Bennally, with co-host Jacqueline Keeler

Airs at: Wed, 01/10/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  From obituary in the Arizona Republic: Klee Benally, Navajo environmental and tribal sovereignty activist, died Dec. 30 in a Phoenix hospital, according to the Associated Press. His family did not disclose the cause of death. Benally, 48, was an environmental and socia... Read more

The Gap: This Show is in Escrow

Airs at: Fri, 01/05/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for The Gap
  On this episode of The Gap, Tammy and Althea are back for a New-Year-news-roundup. We cover Rene Gonzalez and Mike Schmidt writing bureaucratic disses in the form of PowerPoint, the Portland Mercado fire (and the community rallying to support!), Central City Concern buil... Read more

The Northwest’s Looming Biomass Threat

Airs at: Mon, 01/08/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Woody biomass has become the fossil-fuel industry’s renewable, green savior but this source of energy is fraught with problems. British energy giant Drax has proposed building a wood biomass processing and export facility in Longview, Washington, that would use one million ... Read more

The Gap: Portland's Villains and Heroes of 2023

Airs at: Fri, 12/29/2023 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for The Gap
  On this episode of the Gap, Tammy and Althea are looking back, with one of our favorite interviews from the past year, with Kat and Justice from Sisters of the Road.  Then, we discuss the Portland Mercury's "Portland's Top VILLAINS for 2023—Ranked!" and add some of our ... Read more

Should Donald Trump be on the Colorado primary ballot?

Airs at: Wed, 12/27/2023 at 9:00am - 9:30am
Produced for Radiozine
In September, representative of a nationwide effort, activists and lawyers filed a lawsuit to remove Donald Trump from Colorado's election ballots via Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.   The initial District Court ruling (pdf) declared that while Tru... Read more

Off Track

Airs at: Wed, 12/27/2023 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
In 2019, the UN’s Commission on Narcotic Drugs issued a Ministerial Declaration on drugs, which laid down the main objectives of the international community in addressing the world drug situation for a 10-year period. The CND plans a mid-term review of that Declaration in 2... Read more

How Portland Metro Chamber and Business Lobbyists Undermine Ballot Initiatives

Airs at: Mon, 12/25/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Oregon’s citizen-initiated ballot measure process is a tool of grassroots democracy, allowing collective action by an organized majority of the population. However, time and time again, those with vast resources have impeded attempts to make the city more equitable and s... Read more