Stephen Johnson is a home care specialist and a democrat who is running for Oregon Governor. He talked with Don Merrill about his support for guns in Oregon schools, why the state can't afford to pass up jobs that have been previously called a bad fit for the state's "character" and why he feels timber's possibilities to economically revitalize the state represent Oregon's "Back to the Future" moment.
29:51 minutes (27.33 MB)
The Graduate Employees Union (GEU) at Portland State University held its kick-off rally at University Plaza and marched to President Wim Wiewel's office, where they presented testimony and a demand letter for university neutrality in their struggle for union representation. KBOO's Labor Radio host, Jamie Partridge, interviews graduate student activists, records the rally and captures the drama at the president's office.
28:46 minutes (26.33 MB)
Steve Phillips is the author of the new book, "Brown is the New White", a critical discussion on changes that are coming to the American body politic in advance of the population shift from majority white to "other than white" by 2044. He talks with Don Merrill about Bernie Sanders' progressivism, the preparation of the left to lead and how the word "Trump", for some, is the new "N" word. 26:46 minutes (24.5 MB)
All this begs the question: what would winter look like in a different world? What might change in a socialist society? In a society where ordinary people democratically controlled their workplaces and their world, how would we navigate the contradictions of winter differently, making room for the pleasures while coping with the challenges?