Special Programming: Public Affairs
Democracy Now interview with Tim Robbins and his voting problems on election day
Mark Crispin Miller
Dmae Roberts commentary on being bi-racial
Measures 57 and 61
Patrick Kilpatrick from New Orleans
Spencer from Washington
OBAMA projected winner!
KBOO volunteers collected opinions on Ballot Measure 58, which prohibits teaching public school students in a language other than English for more than two years. Produced by Chloe Brown and Avery Welkins.
Theresa Mitchell joins discussion
SE Election Center checks in
Andy Seaton with Basic Rights Oregon
Former Governor Barbara Roberts
Gender and Race discussions
KBOO volunteer Chloe Brown asked Portlanders for their opinions on Oregon Ballot Measures 57 and 61.
57 increases sentences for drug trafficking, theft against elderly and specified repeat property and identity theft crimes; requires addiction treatment for certain offenders.
Measure 61 creates mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain theft, identity theft, forgery, drug and burglary crimes.
Kevin Mannix Phone Interview
Report from Washington, D.C.
Free speech discussion
Allen Alley phone interview
Report from Willamette Week / Bus Project party
One of the largest concerns of the Oregon Voter’s Rights Coalition is the lack of independent testing and review of the state’s voting systems. When trying to raise their concerns with John Lindback, Oregon’s Director of Elections, he assured the group that he is confident in the voting systems used.
But last Fall, Ohio did something different. Their Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner commissioned Project EVEREST: a comprehensive security review of the electronic voting technology used in her state.
The project contracted several academic teams to examine the election procedures, equipment, and source code used in that state. The aim was to identify any problems that could make elections vulnerable to tampering.
The ten-week project examined in detail the touch-screen, optical scan, and election management technology from e-voting vendors ES&S, Hart InterCivic, and Premier Election Systems (formerly Diebold). Penn led the analysis of the ES&S system source code, which is also used by voters in 42 other U.S. states besides Ohio.
Matt Blaze and Sandy Clark outlined the team's findings at the Hackers on Planet Earth conference earlier this year, where they discovered exploitable security vulnerabilities in almost every hardware and software component of the ES&S systems. Some of these flaws could allow a single malicious voter or poll worker to alter countywide election results, possibly without detection.
Many religious leaders and others have spoken out against the police brutality against the 15year old boy Sir Millage. Speakers include Pasture Laroy Hanes, Pasture T. Allen Bethel, Jason Renald of the Mental Health Assosiation of Portland and Rev. Overstreet Smith
Lisa Loving interviews Reverand Lenex Yearwood Jr. about police violence against the colored community in Portland