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Covid is Not Over (Wear a Mask)

Airs at: Mon, 08/07/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Despite what you may have heard, the pandemic is not over and you should be wearing a respirator indoors and in outdoor areas near others. As the WHO Director-General noted,  the lifting of international emergency status did not mean the end of the pandemic: "The worst thin... Read more

The Science (and Business) Behind Covid Disinformation

Airs at: Mon, 07/31/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Patricia Kullberg as our Well-Read Red, reads excerpts from an article by epidemiologist Katelyn Jetelina, who finds that Covid-19 disinformation is coordinated, effective, lucrative, and cost lives. The article was originally published on a Substack Newsletter called Your ... Read more

Covid, Polio, and Medical Populism

Airs at: Mon, 07/31/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Norm Diamond speaks with Patricia Kullberg about the ambiguous role of so-called medical populism as it has played out during the Covid epidemic and earlier during the mid-twentieth century polio epidemic in this country. Medical populism often rises up out of legitimate gr... Read more

Saving Lives With Safer Supply

Airs at: Wed, 07/26/2023 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: Saving Lives With Safer Supply. The National Safer Supply Community of Practice released a new community report entitled Prescription For Safety: A Study of Safer Opioid Supply Programs in Ontario. We hear from some of the report's co-authors i... Read more

Portland International Raceway's Lethal Pollution

Airs at: Mon, 07/31/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Because of its toxicity, the sale of leaded gasoline in passenger cars was banned by the EPA in 1996. But its use was still allowed for “off-road” vehicles, such as farm machinery, marine engines and race cars. There are more than a dozen major race tracks around the United... Read more

Encore - ep.1

Airs at: Wed, 07/19/2023 at 9:00am - 9:30am
  Rebroadcast of first episode. Every Third Wednesday of the month, at 9:00am - Only on KBOO 90.7FM Portland. - Negotiating Dramatic Events, with Grace Growing Medicine Reed. - “Every sponsor is necessarily a leader. The stakes are huge. A human life, and usually the hap... Read more

Fentanyl and Safer Smoking Kits

Airs at: Wed, 07/19/2023 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: Fentanyl and Safer Smoking Kits. We’re joined in conversation by Haven Wheelock, Harm Reduction Services Manager at Outside In, to discuss fentanyl, smoking as an alternative to injection, and safer smoking kits. Plus, the Addictions, Drug & Al... Read more

Fentanyl in the Pacific Northwest

Airs at: Wed, 07/19/2023 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
On this edition of Free Culture Radio: Fentanyl in the Pacific Northwest. The Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute at the University of Washington has issued a new report entitled “Unmet Needs, Complex Motivations, and Ideal Care for People Using Fentanyl in Washington Stat... Read more

Toolkits for Reform

Airs at: Mon, 07/17/2023 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
This week on Prison Pipeline: Toolkits for Reform - A Conversation with Wanda Bertram, Communications Strategist at the Prison Policy Initiative. Criminal legal system reforms are being introduced at a rapid pace across the United States, often with the stated goal of reduc... Read more

Multnomah County vs. Big Oil, with John Wasiutynski

Airs at: Mon, 07/17/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Last month Multnomah County filed suit against several of the largest fossil fuel and coal-producing corporations to hold them accountable for damages from the 2021 Pacific Northwest Heat Dome, one of the deadliest and most destructive human-made weather disasters in Americ... Read more