Ted Roe is a Democrat who is running for the seat in Oregon House District 41. He talked with Don Merrill about why he is a student of Thomas Jefferson regarding public service, why he doesn't want schools to be simply about teaching students to take tests and why Oregon needs to be better at attracting and retaining small business while making big business pay more of their fair share. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A copy of this transcript will be posted shortly.
29:44 minutes (27.22 MB)
Joe Clement hosts (and Kate Welch engineers) this episode of the Old Mole Variety Hour (foreshortened because of membership-drive).
We hear about socialist feminism for revolutionary change in the 21st Century, organizing within what Arun Gupta calls "the Walmart working-class", why "leading left intellectuals" like Slavoj Zizek are wrong about needing authoritarian leaders to defeat capital, and about the late Paul Robeson Jr.'s life and the influence his father had on his own political work. 38:31 minutes (35.27 MB)
Patti Milne is a Repubican running for the Oregon Senate seat in the 11th Dist. She talked with Don Merrill about why public safety with regards to marijuana use and undocumented immigrants are among her highest priorities, why it makes no sense to single out organizations accused of lobbying if they provide a benefit to lawmakers and how the most important thing for her is getting all interests sitting down at the table to deal with Oregon's complex issues. *This interview is part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
29:40 minutes (27.15 MB)