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Kathleen Harder Interview

Produced for Between Us
Kathleen Harder is a democrat who is running for Oregon's new 6th US House District.  She talked with Don Merrill about how her medical experience will help bring more practical approaches to the Congress, how her educational experience will bring more attention to Oregon's... Read more

Warming shelters open in Portland ahead of freezing weather

Airs at: Tue, 02/22/2022 at 5:00pm
Produced for Daily News Headlines
  Temperatures in the Portland area are forecasted to drop several degrees below freezing in the coming days. Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler declared states of emergency ahead of the cold weather. The declarations will remain in effec... Read more

Judge blocks Oregon's ban on real estate 'love letters'

Airs at: Mon, 03/07/2022 at 5:00pm
Produced for Daily News Headlines
  A federal judge blocked Oregon's ban on real estate “love letters” on Friday. District Judge Marco Hernández granted a preliminary injunction that prohibits Oregon from enforcing a law against “love letters” to home sellers. The judge said HB 2550 likely violates the Fir... Read more

G Tommy Smith Interview

Produced for Between Us
G. Tommy Smith is a candidate for the District 4 seat being vacated by long time democrat Peter DeFazio.  He talked with Sam Bouman about why more attention needs to be paid to Oregon's native american population, why he feels the system to run for office isn't really geare... Read more

The Gap: Isn't it Ironic? Wheeler's workings and worst advice ever

Airs at: Fri, 03/04/2022 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for The Gap
  On this episode of the Gap, Tammy and Althea discuss Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler's recent actions -- and how they've landed. In positive news, Wheeler fired former Portland Police Association union president Brian Hunzeker who was responsible for leaking falsa hit-and-run... Read more

Michael Cross Interview

Produced for Between Us
Michael Cross is a democrat running for Oregon governor.  He talked with Don Merrill about why he switched from a staunch republican to a staunch democrat, how is run-ins with the law gives him a perspective his other candidates don't have, and why he believes his plan of b... Read more

Bud Pierce Interview

Produced for Between Us
Bud Pierce is a practicing oncologist with aspirations to be Oregon's next governor.  He spoke with Don Merrill about how legalized drugs may not necessarily improve one's life, why having a productive life starts with having something to do that matters, and the controvers... Read more

Eviction Representation for All!!

Airs at: Fri, 02/25/2022 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for The Gap
On today's episode Althea and Tammy speak with Colleen Carol (she/her) an organizer with Eviction Representation for All (ERA).  ERA is the tenant-led initiative to bring right to counsel to Multnomah County by means of a ballot measure.  The outcome of this measure—free l... Read more

Michael Trimble Interview

Produced for Between Us
Michael Trimble is a bike enthusiast and candidate for Oregon governor who, because of being born in Russia around the time of Chernobyl, has no arms.  But according to him, that has made him someone who is not afraid to fight what what's important.  Mr. Trimble talks with ... Read more

Patrick Starnes Interview

Produced for Between Us
Patrick Starnes is a democratic candidate for Oregon governor in 2022.  He talked with Sam Bouman about his support for campaign finance legislation, balancing timber resources against the needs of timber communities and how he would repurpose Oregon's Kicker Fund to pay fo... Read more