Civil Liberties

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Christina Stephenson Interview

Produced for Between Us
Christina Stephenson is a civil rights attorney with a long history defending worker's rights.  She talked with Don Merrill about her start in the working world at her parent's business, how BOLI's protections including not just civil rights we think about but protections w... Read more

H. Thomas Ander Interview

Produced for Between Us
Tom Andersen is a staunch progressive with a long history of activism that stretches, Blue Bloods style, back to the family dinner table.  He talks with Don Merrill about how his social justice leanings will guide his role as a legislator, how he and his wife worked hard to... Read more

Bud Pierce Interview

Produced for Between Us
Bud Pierce is a practicing oncologist with aspirations to be Oregon's next governor.  He spoke with Don Merrill about how legalized drugs may not necessarily improve one's life, why having a productive life starts with having something to do that matters, and the controvers... Read more

Jason Beebe Interview

Produced for Between Us
Jason Beebe is a Prineville Oregon's conservative mayor who is running against Ron Wyden for the US Senate.  He talked with Don Merrill about the need to enforce the immigration laws already in place, the personal reasons why he believes in the right to life movement and wh... Read more

Michael Trimble Interview

Produced for Between Us
Michael Trimble is a bike enthusiast and candidate for Oregon governor who, because of being born in Russia around the time of Chernobyl, has no arms.  But according to him, that has made him someone who is not afraid to fight what what's important.  Mr. Trimble talks with ... Read more

Black Cultural Workers and Radical Politics

Airs at: Mon, 02/21/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Black artists of music, song, theater, fiction and poetry have a long association with radical left politics.  During the 1940’s and 50s, the socialist sympathies of Black artists like Paul Robeson, Lorraine Hansbury, and Alice Childress turned them into targets of the FBI,... Read more

Peter Hall Interview

Produced for Between Us
Peter Hall is no stranger to Oregon politics.  He ran for House District 60 in 2006.  In 2014, Don Merrill interviewed him as he ran again.  In the meantime, he's become a City Council for the community of Haines and has joined the Oregon League of Cities.  Now, he's runnin... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 21, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 02/21/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Alice Childress, Paul Robeson and Lorraine Hansberry; Illustration by Jonathan Aprea via Wikimedia Commons, NYPL   Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Who will own the sun and wind? Today across the planet two fa... Read more

Patrick Starnes Interview

Produced for Between Us
Patrick Starnes is a democratic candidate for Oregon governor in 2022.  He talked with Sam Bouman about his support for campaign finance legislation, balancing timber resources against the needs of timber communities and how he would repurpose Oregon's Kicker Fund to pay fo... Read more

Trump, Canadian Truckers, and the Confederate Flag

Airs at: Thu, 02/10/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for American Standoff
The "Freedom Convoy" of Canadian truckers and their supporters converged on Ottawa on Jan. 29 and clogged the city’s streets with 18-wheelers and demonstrators calling for the end of COVID restrictions.  Trump has extolled the protest saying, "That's through the Canadian tr... Read more