John Sweeney is a Democratic candidate for Oregon House District 42 which serves SE and NE Portland. He talked with Don Merrill about how hemp and marijuana could be a boon to the state economy, how he's not "hot" on the idea of gay marriage and why PERS caused a lot of its own problems. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their vbiews. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
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Daniel Shaw is running as a Democratic candidate for House District 42. The seat serves SE & NE Portland. Mr. Shaw talked with Don Merrill about tax and school loan reform, why the City of Portland needs a new team of social workers riding shotgun with the Portland Police and how the problems with the Oregon and the national economy have nothing to do with the availability of money. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
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Eric Squires is a Democrat running for the seat in Oregon House District 26. He talked with Don Merrill about how his pragmatism lets him seriously consider the work of libertarian think tanks, how he's "hard-wired" for politics and how, if he voted to support marijuana legislation, he would do it holding his nose literally and figuratively. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
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KBOO's Sam Bouman spoke with Alka Pradhan, Counter-Terrorism Counsel with Reprieve US, who is representing Guantanamo Bay prisoner Ahmed Rabbani in the Washington DC Court of Appeals, in one of the first court cases related to conditions of detention at the controversial military prison. Rabbani has been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay since his arrest in Pakistan in 2002, and is joining historic litigation begun by fellow prisoner Imad Abdullah Hassan. Both men are attempting to have a the court issue an injunction against abusive force-feeing techniques used by guards against hunger-striking prisoners.