Morpheus Youth Project is a project that began in 2010 by Carlos Chavez and Phil Stockton at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, Oregon. Carlos and Phil began to conduct workshops in radio journalism and improvisational theater as volunteers under the supervision of the University of Hope Partnership Program at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, OR.
Jeff Reardon is a Democrat seeking reelection in Oregon's 48th House District. He talked with Don Merrill about why he voted for the Grand Bargain which proposed changes to PERS, why he feels Career Technical Education is the key to solving Oregon's workforce development needs and how, because he has four daughters, he gives his full support to Oregon's Equal Rights Ballot initiative. 29:12 minutes (26.73 MB)
Scott Mills is is a Democrat running for the Oregon House in the 18th District. He talked with Don Merrill about the caustic influence of money into Oregon politics, why unions have a role in protecting civic culture and how he and his Shadow love helping Oregon's veteran's feel better. 29:49 minutes (27.3 MB)
Jessica Vega Pederson is a Democrat seeking reelection in Oregon's 47th House District. She talked with Don Merrill about why future ambitious projects authorized by the legislature need to have more oversight by the legislature, why she has concerns over the out of state money that supports Measure 90 and why, despite accusations of acrimony, she feels the legislature has been a great place to work on the people's business. 28:07 minutes (25.75 MB)
Peter Buckley is a Working Families candidate seeking reelection as a member of Oregon's 5th House District. He talked with Don Merrill about how the legislature has not been as successful as he would've liked to fund education for the state, what he has done to insure strong consumer finance oversight on behalf of Oregonians and the blowback the legislature got when it restricted nearly 40 Oregon communities from banning marijuana dispensaries. 29:49 minutes (27.3 MB)
Perry Roll is a Libertarian candidate who is running for Oregon's Senate District 16. He talked with Don Merrill about why for him, being in politics means not being a politician, why we need a national care program versus a national insurance plan for veterans and why self-governing at the most basic level also means self-defending. 29:26 minutes (26.95 MB)