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Speaking to the Gap: Health Disparities and Mortality in Indian Country

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Historical and ongoing patterns of colonial violence, racism, and the exploitation of Indigenous lands and peoples translate into a host of health disparities, including higher rates of infant and maternal mortality and lowered life expectancy for American Indians in Oregon... Read more

Missing and Murdered Indigenous People, Fossil Fuels, Man Camps, and a Case for Divestment, Reinvestment, and Reparations:

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
The sexual exploitation, torture and disappearance of Native Americans has deep historical roots, beginning in 1492. In some parts of the country, Native women experience rates of murder ten times higher than the national average. Rates of violence spike with the introducti... Read more

The Hottest Places in Portland

Airs at: Mon, 07/10/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
On June 28, 2021, Portland State Geography Professor Vivek Shandas drove around Portland on this hottest day ever recorded in the city, measuring the temperatures of the pavement in various neighborhoods around town. And what he found was a dramatic discrepancy between the ... Read more

Meditation Interventions to Rewire the Brain

Airs at: Sun, 07/09/2023 at 8:30am - 9:00am
Produced for Pathways
Psychologist Jeff Tarrant is board certified in neurofeedback. Dr. Tarrant is the founder and Director of the NeuroMeditation Institute in Eugene, OR, as well as Chief Science Officer for Healium, XR, creating biometrically controlled virtual reality experiences. Jeff speci... Read more

A Citizens' Assembly on Drugs Use

Airs at: Wed, 06/28/2023 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: A Citizens’ Assembly On Drugs Use. The government of the Republic of Ireland has established a Citizens’ Assembly on Drugs Use to “consider the legislative, policy and operational changes Ireland could make to significantly reduce the harmful i... Read more

Student Debt

Airs at: Mon, 07/03/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
"My Imaginary Commencement Address at Milgram State University on the Topic of Student Debt."  Desiree Hellegers reads an excerpt from her recent commentary in Counterpunch magazine, arguing for comprehensive student debt cancellation. Photo by WSUV alum Ellah Allman. Read more

Providence Nurses on Strike !

Airs at: Mon, 06/26/2023 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Nurses and Clinicians at Providence Portland Medical Center, Providence Home Health and Hospice and Providence Seaside Hospital went on strike for five days, beginning Monday. June 19th.  At a kick-off march and rally with over a thousand healthcare workers and their allies... Read more

Walking in the Light

Airs at: Sun, 06/25/2023 at 8:30am - 9:00am
Produced for Pathways
Sandra Ingerman. Sandra is an award winning author of twelve books, including Soul Retrieval, Medicine for the Earth,  The Book of Ceremony and the book we’ll be talking about today, Walking in Light: The Everyday Empowerment of a Shamanic Life.  Sandra is a world renowned... Read more

Drug Arrests, Overdose, and Treatment

Airs at: Wed, 06/21/2023 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: Drug Arrests, Overdose, and Treatment. We’re joined in conversation by Caroline A. King, MD, PhD, a first year resident in the Yale-New Haven Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program and co-author of a research letter entitled “Treatments ... Read more

Drug Policy, Health, and Human Rights

Airs at: Wed, 06/14/2023 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: Drug Policy, Health, and Human Rights. Host Doug McVay is joined in conversation by Professor Jagpreet Chhatwal, PhD, Director of the MGH Institute for Technology Assessment and an associate professor at Harvard Medical School, and one of the c... Read more