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The Gap: A Gubernatorial Cabal, Portland Sues Journalist to Protect Big Business (?) and Whistling Our Inheritance

Airs at: Fri, 01/26/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for The Gap
  On this episode of The Gap, Tammy and Althea discuss: the 25 Republican governors signing on to the idea that there's an "invasion" at the border and Biden isn't doing enough so they want to send their National Guardspeople there to put up more razor wire? Portland City ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 29, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 01/29/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Silhouette of Godzilla looming over silhouette of Broadway bridge against a rainbow background. Image by Mark Nerys. Used with permission. Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Zionism Was Not the Only Alternative! There... Read more

Plutocrats for Portland

Airs at: Mon, 01/29/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Why do we hear so much about the supposed failures of recent progressive reforms in Portland?  Why does there seem to be so much panic about downtown?  Local organizer and activist Hyung Nam explains how Trump-era tax breaks have further incentivized the wealthiest devel... Read more

The Portland Harbor Superfund Site

Airs at: Mon, 01/29/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The last 10 miles of the Willamette River have been designated as a Superfund Site, a federal designation for the worst contaminated areas in the United States. The North Reach of the Willamette is one of the most complex Superfund Sites in the country. This highly contamin... Read more

BAD EATS: A Harmful Law For Animals & People

Airs at: Fri, 01/26/2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Produced for Voices for the Animals
  99% of the meat and dairy products we eat in this country come from industrialized factory farms. By and large, these are terrible places for animals, and voters in some states have passed laws to make those farms a little more humane. Unfortunately, some in Congress are... Read more

Public Health, Social, and Equity Impact of Marijuana Policies

Airs at: Wed, 01/17/2024 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: Public Health, Social, and Equity Impact of Marijuana Policies. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on the Public Health Consequences of Changes in the Cannabis Policy Landscape held its third full meeting... Read more

Carol Anderson on Resisting the History of Fascism in the US

Airs at: Mon, 01/22/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  At the annual meetings of the American Historical Association in early January, Dr. Carol Anderson joined a panel of scholars tasked with responding to the question, “Is the United States Turning Toward Fascism”? Jan Haaken talks with Anderson about her comments on the p... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 22, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 01/22/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
    On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court released its Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, now overturned by the 2022 Dobbs decision.  This episode of the Old Mole looks at the history of abortion access in Portland and at the broader context of reproductive j... Read more

The Harm Reduction Gap

Airs at: Wed, 01/17/2024 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
On this edition of Free Culture Radio: The Harm Reduction Gap. Sheila Vakharia, PhD, MSW, Deputy Director of the Department of Research and Academic Engagement at the Drug Policy Alliance joins host Doug McVay to talk about her new book, The Harm Reduction Gap: Helping Indi... Read more

Hannukah Bridge Blockade for Gaza Ceasefire

Airs at: Wed, 01/17/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Radiozine
On December 14th, 2023, the last night of Hannukah, hundreds of Jewish Portlanders and supporters blockaded the Burnside Bridge during rush hour to pressure the Biden administration and members of Congress into demanding a permanent ceasefire in Israel’s genocidal siege of ... Read more