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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

A Really Good Day

Airs at: Thu, 03/02/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between The Covers
  Ayelet Waldman is a mother of teenagers, a former federal public defender, and a writer living with mood disorders who discovers an underground culture of clinicians advocating for the therapeutic use of LSD.  Having exhausted virtually every other medical option for her... Read more

Lawyers and the Muslim Ban

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Left and The Law: Jan Haaken and attorney Mike Snedeker talk about the recent court decisions on Trump's Muslim ban, the potential outcomes of those decisions, and possibilities for using the federal courts as sites of resistance. Mike also will report on the Lawyers Guild ... Read more

Respect State Marijuana Laws

Airs at: Sun, 02/12/2017 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
  This week, we talk with Jodi James, Executive Director of the Florida Cannabis Action Network, about implementation of medical marijuana in Florida and the legislature's attempts to hobble that program before it gets off the ground, and we hear from Representative Dana R... Read more

#DoSomething

Airs at: Sun, 02/19/2017 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
  This week we speak with Kymone Freeman, who's an activist, playwright, and founder of We Act Radio, about marijuana legalization and political protest; plus we hear from Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) about the formation of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus. We Act ... Read more

PSJ 2017 Lobby Day

Airs at: Mon, 02/27/2017 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Karen James interviews Shannon Wight, Deputy Director for Partnership for Safety & Justice, about PSJ’s Lobby Day on April 3, 2017 in Salem, Oregon.  Help families stay together so children can be with their parents as they achieve accountability through supervision, ser... Read more

Cleveland 4 & Political Incarcerations in the Age of "trumpism"

Airs at: Mon, 02/20/2017 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
The Cleveland 4 & Political Incarcerations in the Age of "trumpism" Adam Carpinelli interviews attorney Amanda Schemkes about the case of the Cleveland Four, Occupy activists arrested in 2012, accused of plotting to blow up a bridge.  The plot, however, was crafted by the F... Read more