On this show, we talk about reproductive rights and reproductive justice, with three long-time activists. Judith Arcana is an author, teacher, and member of the Chicago underground service that helpled women and girls obtain safe abortions before Roe v. Wade legalized the procedure. Toni Bond Leonard is President and CEO of Black Women for Reproductive Justice, and a member of the Trust Black Women coalition, who are currently fighting a racist anti-choice billboard campaign. Michelle Stranger-Hunter is the Executive Director of NARAL Pro-choice Oregon.
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As per Senate Bill 111, law enforcement agencies around Oregon are drawing up guidelines for use of deadly force. What are the key policy pieces on the table? Lisa Loving speaks with Multnomah County Sheriff Lt. Harry Smith on public participation in creating the policy. Tune in and call in!
Oregon lawmakers are considering several bills aimed at sex-trafficking, including tougher sentences and fines, publicizing names of johns, and detention of child prostitutes. This week, Jo Ann and Dave took a look at these bills and at other strategies for stopping sexual exploitation of Oregon youth.
At least they're consistent. Abe and Joe look at the GOP's latest assault on women.
They're as predictable as the tides. Back in control of the U.S. House and statehouses across the land, the Republicans have returned to their age-old crusade -- smacking down uppity women everywhere. Abe and Joe look at the landslide of new laws and pendinglegislation that is chipping away at women's equality and reproductive rights.
Brenda Escobar, friend and engineer for Prison Pipeline, presented a report about pregnant women in prison. She talked about the cruel and unusual hardships these women face, as well as some of the legislature that is working on changing the system. (Thank you, Brenda – good job!)
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Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with former Oregon State Senator Avel Gordley about her new memoir Remembering the Power of Words: The Life of an Oregon Activist, Legislator and Public Servant.
Avel Louise Gordly was elected to the Oregon State Senate in 1996, after she had served three terms in the House of Representatives, running on both Democratic and Republican ballots in each election. Throughout her career, she always insisted that the legislative process belongs to the People, that it be open and transparent to constituents from every place in Oregon.
Host Sue Supriano speaks with Anthony Johnson, the Clinical Director of Oregon Green Free and the political Director of Progressive Reform of Oregon, and Sara Duff, board member at the Institute for Cannabis Therapeutics and Human Resources Director at Oregon Green Free.
OGF, the largest Medicial Marijauna organization in Oregon, is a federal 501(c)(3) non-profit staffed primarily by volunteers.
OGF provides a needed resource for those on the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP).