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Brian Decker, DA candidate for Washington County

Airs at: Mon, 03/28/2022 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Host Karen James interviews Brian Decker, candidate for district attorney for Washington County, Oregon. The office of District Attorney is an elected position and in the upcoming May 2022 election, Washington County voters have two choices. Brian Decker is a former prosecu... Read more

Nick Hess Interview

Produced for Between Us
Nick Hess is a republican candidate for Oregon governor.  He talked with Don Merrill about why Oregon leadership doesn't get technology but needs to, why city run programs are bloated, expensive and ineffective in dealing with the homeless problem and why, as a businessman,... Read more

Spencer Todd Interview

Produced for Between Us
Spencer Todd is a non partisan candidate running for District Attorney of Marion County.  He talked with Don Merrill about how his choice to become a prosecutor lets him save more people in ten minutes than he could as a defense attorney all year, why the Marion County DA's... Read more

Farrah Chaichi Interview

Produced for Between Us
Farrah Chaichi is a democrat running for the Oregon House in the 35th District.  She talked with Don Merrill about how training in political science and criminal justice lead to social activism, why the housing market is difficult even for someone like her who is plugged in... Read more

Legislative Wrapup with Representative Tawna Sanchez

Airs at: Mon, 03/14/2022 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Legislative Wrapup with Rep Tawna Sanchez Monday, March 14th @ 6:30pm 90.7 FM in Portland or online at kboo (dot) fm Please join us on Monday, March 14th at 6:30 pm for Prison Pipeline on KBOO Community Radio for a discussion with Representative Tawna Sanchez about the rece... Read more

H. Thomas Ander Interview

Produced for Between Us
Tom Andersen is a staunch progressive with a long history of activism that stretches, Blue Bloods style, back to the family dinner table.  He talks with Don Merrill about how his social justice leanings will guide his role as a legislator, how he and his wife worked hard to... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 28, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 02/28/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Guns, Violence, and Justice: In their Left & the Law segment, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker discuss recent upsurges in gun violence in Portland and elsewhere, beginning with the shoot... Read more

Peter Hall Interview

Produced for Between Us
Peter Hall is no stranger to Oregon politics.  He ran for House District 60 in 2006.  In 2014, Don Merrill interviewed him as he ran again.  In the meantime, he's become a City Council for the community of Haines and has joined the Oregon League of Cities.  Now, he's runnin... Read more

Transforming Justice 2022

Airs at: Mon, 02/21/2022 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Karen James speaks with Julianne Jackson and Talia Gad with Partnership for Safety and Justice.  PSJ is a member of The Transforming Justice Coalition along with Oregonians impacted by violence and the criminal justice system. The Coalition introduced SB1510, the Transformi... Read more

Police Reform

Airs at: Mon, 02/14/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
During the protests following the killing of George Floyd the police were on the defensive and the City Council discussed replacing the police in responding to mental health emergencies, in intervening in school disorder, in dealing with the homeless, in investigating polic... Read more