The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board issued a report today that called for an end to the collection of phone call metadata--who called who, when, and for how long--by the National Security Agency, or NSA. Robin Ryan spoke to Zeke Johnson, Director of Amnesty International's Security and Human Rights Campaign, about the report, which he believes signals a shift in political will towards shutting down intrusive surveillance of American citizens. 6:41 minutes (6.11 MB)
The American Psychological Association has dropped a formal complaint against John Leso, a psychologist at the US's Guantanamo prison, who designed and oversaw torture techniques used against prisoners. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke to Steven Reisner, a psychologist who is trying to hold Leso and the APA accountable for these abuses. 5:32 minutes (5.06 MB)
Jason Heym is campaigning as a non-partisan candidate for the 1st Position Judgeship in the Columbia County Circuit Court. The court, in Oregon's 19th Judicial District, is a trial court and Heym is thinking seriously about a run for trial court judge. Don Merrill talks with this Goldberg Jones attorney about his gritty style and how he says he will do everything he can to protect a person's right to their day in court. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon candidates for the 2014 election to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
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