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News Update for 5/18/20

Airs at: Mon, 05/18/2020 at 4:00pm
Produced for Daily News Headlines
The top story this afternoon, The Chinese province of Jilin has put 108 million people into lockdown after 34 new cases of Coronavirus were discovered, resulting in one death.  Government officials have closed schools in addition to stopping busses and trains from leaving t... Read more

Thinking Outside The Box

Airs at: Wed, 05/20/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
The COVID crisis is having a particularly deadly impact within the criminal justice system. Unfortunately systems are slow to change, institutional inertia and the unwillingness of policymakers to do the right thing - quite literally a deadly combination. On this week's Cen... Read more

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz - Ep 64

Airs at: Sun, 05/17/2020 at 6:30am - Mon, 05/25/2020 at 12:00am
Produced for Fortress On A Hill
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, legendary activist and author of An Indigenous People’s History of the United States, stop by the podcast to discuss her journey to studying and writing about indigenous history, how COVID-19 is impacting Native American communities, and her experience... Read more

News Update for 5/15/20

Airs at: Fri, 05/15/2020 at 4:00pm
Produced for Daily News Headlines
The Oregon Department of Corrections will close Oregon’s death row.  The Oregonian reported yesterday that the 27 men there will be moved to other housing in the prison system.  The move has been under consideration by prison officials since a reform group in 2016 recommend... Read more

News Update for 5/13/20

Airs at: Wed, 05/13/2020 at 4:00pm
Produced for Daily News Headlines
Twenty-five workers at Hood River Distillers, members of Teamsters Local 670, have gone on strike after their employer, during the COVID-19 pandemic, implemented a final offer that alters health insurance benefits and provides paltry wage increases. The union filed unfair ... Read more

Author David Kovalik on attempted coup in Venezuela

Airs at: Thu, 05/07/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  On May 1st, 60 Venezuelans and two Americans entered the northern tip of Venezuela by boat, with a plan to kidnap the current Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro and install his rival, Juan Guaido.The coup was aided by two American ex-Green Beret soldiers, working as a ... Read more

Hemp, Human Rights, and the Drug War

Airs at: Wed, 05/13/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century: part two of our conversation with Doug Fine, the farmer, hemp activist, journalist, and author whose new book American Hemp Farmer has just been released by Chelsea Green Publishing; plus we hear from Sanho Tree, director of the Drug Policy Project at ... Read more

News Update for 5/11/20

Airs at: Mon, 05/11/2020 at 4:00pm
Produced for Daily News Headlines
The Small Business Administration has closed off applications for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. This is a long-standing Small Business Administration program that’s separate from the new Paycheck Protection Program, which is also facing severe challenges in fun... Read more

News update 5/4/20

Airs at: Mon, 05/04/2020 at 4:00pm
Produced for Daily News Headlines
The Oregon death count from coronavirus has continued to slow, and Health officials are cautiously optimistic that the physical distancing and stay at home measures were imposed early enough to flatten the curve in Oregon. According to the Oregonian newspaper, the number of... Read more

News Update for 5/1/20

Airs at: Fri, 05/01/2020 at 4:00pm
Produced for Daily News Headlines
A top Oregon parole board official said yesterday the agency is reviewing seven inmates for early release because their underlying medical conditions make them extra vulnerable to fatal complications of the coronavirus. The board has asked corrections staff to evaluate an a... Read more