Housing/Homelessness

Ricky Barajas Interview

Produced for Between Us
Ricky Barajas is a democrat who is running for Oregon's US House District 1 seat.  He talked with Don Merrill about his passion for the Green New Deal, why the deportation of people who are contributing to the country doesn't make sense, and why Oregon's democratic establis... Read more

Ricky Barajas Interview

Produced for Between Us
Ricky Barajas is running for the US House of Representatives for the 1st District.  He talked with Don Merrill about how, if he gets into office, he'll do everything he can to implement the New Green Deal, why he didn't answer some questions asked by a conservative group's ... Read more

Paige Kreisman Interview

Produced for Between Us
Paige Kreisman is a democrat who is running for the seat in Oregon House District 42.  She talked with Don Merrill about why specifically pointing to her status as a transgender woman is important, why the state's campaign finance system needs an overhaul and why she says t... Read more

Dacia Grayber Interview

Produced for Between Us
Dacia Grayber is a democrat who is running for the Oregon House District 35 seat.  She talked with Don Merrill about why firefighting is the best job in the world for women, why she will fight to keep Oregon a safe haven for women seeking a safe abortion, and why preserving... Read more

Wlnsvey Campos

Produced for Between Us
Wlnsvey (pronounced Wins-vay) Campos is a democrat who is running for Oregon House District 28.  She talked with Don Merrill about the pride she has for her single parent father, what a podcast and DACA have in common for her, and how being a case worker for a family suppor... Read more

February 26th Portland Mayoral Debate (FULL)

Airs at: Wed, 02/26/2020 at 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
  Early Wednesday morning, three mayoral candidates gathered in a debate hosted by the Columbia Corridor Association. Incumbent mayor Ted Wheeler, and challengers Sarah Iannarone and Ozzie Gonzalez were in attendance. Below are timestamps, and a transcript of the event. T... Read more

Full Interview with Meredith Mathis of the PCCEP's Subcommittee for People with Mental Illness

Airs at: Tue, 02/25/2020 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
    Today, Federal Judge Michael Simon declined to approve an amendment to the city's Settlement Agreement with the US Department of Justice which would have allowed the Portland Committee for Community Engaged Policing (PCCEP, pronounced "pee-sep") to satisfy the require... Read more

Don't Shoot PDX clinics offer empowerment through legal counsel and expanded knowledge

Airs at: Mon, 02/17/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Don’t Shoot Portland is a grassroots community advocacy network formed in 2014, which works through numerous pathways, be it activism, direct community education, or legislative policy, towards cultural change and ending systemic racial discrimination. Their activism and... Read more

"Building Beyond Policing" Forum with the Care Not Cops Coalition

Airs at: Sat, 02/01/2020 at 11:00am - 1:00pm
    On February 1, 2020, the local activist coalition Care Not Cops held the final event in its "Building Beyond Policing" series of workshops at the PCC Cascade campus. KBOO was there and recorded the first part of the event, a panel discussion focused on alternatives to... Read more

Mark Hass Interview

Airs at: Tue, 02/11/2020 at 6:00pm
Produced for Between Us
Senator Mark Hass is running for Oregon Secretary of State.  He seeks to fill the seat vacated by the death of Dennis Richardson.  He talks with Don Merrill about why he thinks the housing crisis and the homelessness crisis are not as connected as people believe, how he'll ... Read more