Joe Clement talks with Jesse Myerson about an article he wrote a couple weeks ago for Rollingstone that proposes five radical reforms that millenials should be organizing around. These include a job guarantee, basic income, land value taxes, public banks, and soveriegn wealth funds. He divides these reforms into labor, land, and capital reforms and describes them as "updates" to the current economy. They go back and forth over the merits and challenges of the different proposals.
John Lewis is a congressman, writer, activist and one of "Big Six" in the civil rights movement. He has just written, with two co-authors, a graphic novel called "March". It is the first in a trilogy that looks back at his career in an effort to present the past to young people as a way to preserve it. Don Merrill talked with US House of Representatives member John Lewis at the Hotel Deluxe in Portland while he was here on his book tour.
KBOO's Rachel Bennett spoke to Alisa Simmons, Field Director for Public Citizen's World Trade Watch, about President Obama's attempts to fast-track approval for the Trans-Pacific Partnership through Congress, despite the dearth of even sure Democratic support for the procedure. The secrecy surrounding the drafting of the partnership agreement is such that lawmakers have turned to WikiLeaks for information about it. 4:49 minutes (4.41 MB)
The ACLU of Oregon has joined a suit brought before a federal judge by the state of Oregon in an attempt to prevent the DEA from accessing the data gathered by Oregon's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program without a warrant. The program holds millions of prescription records for individuals in Oregon. For more, KBOO's Sam Bouman spoke with David Fidanque, Executive Director of the ACLU of Oregon. 10:46 minutes (9.86 MB)