My guest today, Noelle Hanrahan, has been standing at the gates of Hell shouting truth to power for as longer as Mumia abu Jamal has been in Hell shouting truth to power. The man’s whole life is lived on line, in the ether, on the airwaves, above the Cloud. Hanrahan is a private investigator and journalist based in Philadelphia – where it all began - .where she is director of Prison Radio. 17:05 minutes (15.64 MB)
Paul Grad is a Libertarian candidate running for Oregon's Governor. He talked with Don Merrill about his plan to legalize heroin for the terminally ill, his intention to outlaw compulsory autopsies by the state and how, by eliminating PERS, personal and business taxes, the minimun wage and business license requirements, Oregon's economy would benefit as much as a focus on job creation. 29:40 minutes (27.16 MB)
During KBOO's all-day special program on KBOO titled Fighting the Neoliberal Agenda on Friday, May 9th, 2014, KBOO listeners heard the first report-back from KBOO’s investigative reporting team on the impact of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) on legislation and 21:27 minutes (19.64 MB)
The Bureau of Labor and Industry has launched an investigation on behalf of five Daimler Trucks North America employees for allegations of racial harassment by coworkers and failure to take corrective action by the company’s management.
The Oregon Labor Commissioner, Brad Avakian, has filed a commissioner’s complaint against the company, saying “No employee in Oregon should have to face racial discrimination and intimidation”.
The alleged civil rights violations include employees using racial epithets against African American coworkers, physical intimidation, and in one instance, an African American employee being confronted by another worker holding a noose in the company parking lot. 5:38 minutes (5.15 MB)
On September 23, 2014, the Washington County Board heard a proposal in a closed work session, from Director of Health and Human Services Marni Kuyl, to close the two publicly-funded health clinics, on in Hillsboro and another in Beaverton.
The proposal cites increased insurance coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act and Oregon’s Medicaid expansion as driving factors of reduced patient numbers.
However, the closure of these clinics will effectively end publicly-funded health care in the county. 9:09 minutes (8.38 MB)