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Oregon Marriage Equality Decision

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Evening News
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Mon, 05/19/2014
A federal judge threw out Oregon's same-sex marriage ban today, marking the 13th legal victory for gay marriage advocates since the U.S. Supreme Court last year overturned part of a federal ban.
State officials earlier refused to defend Oregon's voter-approved ban and said they wouldn't appeal.
The National Organization for Marriage sought to intervene, but both U.S. District Judge Michael McShane in Eugene and a federal appeals court rejected its attempts to argue in favor of the ban.
Many county clerks in the state began carrying out same-sex marriages almost immediately after Monday's ruling. 26:50 minutes (12.28 MB)

Reed College Fossil Fuel Divestment a Spoof

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Evening News
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Mon, 05/19/2014
According to the Portland Tribune, Reed College announced during commencement ceremonies this morning that they are following Stanford’s lead and divesting from fossil fuel companies.
According to Reed College spokesman Kevin Meyers, this was a spoof.
Given that the commencement speaker was Igor Vamos of the Yes Men, smart money is on the spoof.
KBOO’s Jimmy Tardy was on the scene and captured this audio of Mr Vamos. 3:23 minutes (3.1 MB)

Alissa Keny Guyer Interview

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Between Us
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Sun, 05/18/2014
Alissa Keny Guyer is a Democrat running for re-election in Oregon House District 46. She talked with Don Merrill about her eagerness to work on issues related health disparaties for people of color, her concern over the corrupting influence of lobbying groups on her colleagues and her anticipation that in light of the departures from the legislature, she will see more players on the field working to score for her progressive team. *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.
28:55 minutes (26.47 MB)

Kathleen O'Brien Interview

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Between Us
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Sat, 05/17/2014
Kathleen O'Brien is a Democrat running for the seat in House District 42.  She talked with Don Merrill about her passion for the rights of the disabled, her desire to advance the Progressive agenda in the Oregon legislature and her determination to better support teachers and reduce class size.  *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.
28:00 minutes (25.63 MB)

Wally Hicks Interview

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Between Us
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Sat, 05/17/2014
Wally Hicks is a legislator currently serving House District 3 but he is leaving the Oregon legislature this year to run for the Josephine County Council. He talked with Don Merrill about why he is leaving the legislature to spend more time with his family, how by any measure, Oregonians may be under-represented in Salem and how, consequently, Oregonians are probably getting the representation they are paying for. *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. 29:24 minutes (26.92 MB)

Gordon Challstrom Interview

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Between Us
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Fri, 05/16/2014

Gordon Challstrom is a Republican running for Oregon's Governor.  He talked with Don Merrill about how if Oregonians chose to overturn the 2004 same-sex Constitutional amendment, he would follow their wishes as the chief executive, how a variety of political problems are dogging Governor Kitzhaber and how, a drone that flies too low might be on the receiving end of a shotgun shell.  *These interviews are part of a project inviting all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly. 27:52 minutes (25.51 MB)

Kathi Steele Interview

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Between Us
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Thu, 05/15/2014
Kathi Steele is a sitting judge in Clackamas County running for re-election in the 5th District Appeal Court.  She talked with Don Merrill about why she likes the work, how she hopes the county will eventually build another courthouse and why she does not necessarily think elected judges have the distance from politics she thinks they always should.  *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.
29:54 minutes (31.85 MB)

John Nichols: 28th Amendment Roadshow

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Wed, 05/14/2014
John Nichols speaking in Portland on May 4th 2014, during the 28th Amendment Roadshow. 53:43 minutes (49.18 MB)

Jackson County GMO-Ban Initiative

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Wed, 05/14/2014
A measure on the ballot in southwest Oregon's Jackson County seeks to ban the cultivation and propagation of genetically modified crops in the county. KBOO's Sam Bouman speaks with Elise Higley of Our Family Farms Coalition, which is leading the initiative, for more information on the measure, the agricultural situation in Jackson County, and how residents are reacting to the vast amounts of money being poured into opposing this local measure by Monsanto and other big agribusinesses.
36:28 minutes (16.69 MB)

"Prison Imperialism: How the US is Spreading a Repressive Incarceration Model Around the World"

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Tue, 05/13/2014

Presentation at the Law and Disorder Conference at Portland State University, May 11, 2014 by James Patrick Jordan, Alliance for Global Justice (http://www.afgj.org) (Recorded and produced by Paul Roland)
http://www.lawanddisorder.wordpress.com 62:00 minutes (56.76 MB)

 

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