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Seeking Justice for Quanice Hayes

Airs at: Wed, 03/22/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
On February 9th 2017 in Northeast Portland, a 17 year old child, Quanice Derrick Hayes was shot three times, twice in the chest and once through the head at point blank range.   He was shot and killed by Portland Police Officer Andrew Hearst.    The family of Quanice Hayes... Read more

Reforming PPB: Kathleen Saadat

Airs at: Mon, 03/20/2017 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for More Talk Radio
  In June of 2016 Kathleen Saadat resigned her position as chair of a community panel created to help monitor Portland police reforms in the wake of a federal justice investigation. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised in a family committed to justice and education, Ka... Read more

Unlocking Measure 57

Airs at: Mon, 03/20/2017 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Host Karen James interviews Julia Yoshimoto, an attorney with Oregon Justice Resource Center, about her new report, Unlocking Measure 57, which explains how the development of Oregon criminal laws over the last few decades has widened the net of defendants who receive manda... Read more

Improving Public Health and Public Safety

Airs at: Sun, 03/12/2017 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week: the New Hampshire legislature is considering a bill to allow syringe exchanges in the state, plus we listen to current Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III talk nonsense about drugs. Read more

Advocacy Groups Demand Feds Investigate Muslim Teen's Death

Airs at: Tue, 03/07/2017 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News
The unsolved death of Muslim teenager Ben Keita in Lake Stevens, Washington, has advocacy groups demanding a full federal investigation. KBOO reporter Sam Bouman spoke to Arsalan Bukhari, executive director of the Seattle office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.... Read more

"ICE Out of Oregon" Rally

Airs at: Thu, 03/09/2017 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News
On Monday, March 6, people representing Portland’s and Woodburn’s immigrant communities rallied outside of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building. KBOO Reporter Canaan Schlesinger has the story, with additional reporting by Pu Epstein.. Read more

Detainees: Mentally Ill & Undocumented Immigrants

Airs at: Mon, 03/13/2017 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Disability Rights Oregon recently published a new report that finds individuals with mental illness held at Multnomah County Detention Center experience significant physical and mental harm. The report recommends steps that the jail should take to better meet the needs of p... Read more

Renters' Rights Comics

Airs at: Thu, 03/09/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  In this encore episode from March 2015, we learn about renters' rights with the help of cartoonist Becky Hawkins and the late Justin Buri, onetime Executive Director of Portland's Community Alliance of Tenants. When local educational group Know Your City needed a medium ... Read more

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Gender Equity

Airs at: Tue, 03/07/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
  Currently the Supreme Court hangs in the balance with a 4-4 liberal conservative split. The former tends to view the Constitution as a living document, while the latter sees it as something static and fixed document. Court decisions have huge impacts on society. One cont... Read more

LEADing the Way

Airs at: Mon, 03/06/2017 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
On Monday, Feb. 27, a coalition of Multnomah County and Portland officials and social service agencies announced that local law enforcement would begin a Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Program (LEAD). LEAD was first developed in King County, Seattle, WA in 2011. LEAD is... Read more