Civil Rights/Human Rights

John Lively Interview

Produced for Between Us
John Lively is a democrat running for Oregon House District 15.  He talked with Don Merrill about how he has survived as a moderate in an atmosphere of rank partisanism, why he believes strongly in the healing power of holistic medicine and how he has special empathy for th... Read more

Alex Spenser Interview

Produced for Between Us
Alex Spenser is a democrat running for US House of Representatives District 2.  She talked with Don Merrill about how her former boss motivated her to take her place in the congressional race, how the rural - urban divide is a myth and why she believes the key to leadership... Read more

Environmental Degradation and Covid 19

Airs at: Mon, 04/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick continues the second of a two part interview with Dr. Michael Friedman, a microbiologiest who studies the relationship between environmental degradation and the emergence of human pathogens, like Covid 19. Deforestation for farmland, cleared by slash and burn,... Read more

Miriam Cummins Interview

Produced for Between Us
Miriam Cummins is a democrat who is running for Oregon House District seat 15.  She talked with Don Merrill about why the issue of DACA is still important even though it's not being talked about a lot right now, why she thinks the voters of her district might be ready for a... Read more

Calla Felicity Interview

Produced for Between Us
Calla Felicity is a running for Oregon's 1st House District seat.  She talked with Don Merrill about how shoveling sulphur opened her eyes to the plight of women in blue collar work, how she has reshaped the anger she felt in her teenage years into the steadfast determiniat... Read more

Presswatch on 04/09/20

Airs at: Thu, 04/09/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Presswatch

The Covid-19 Pandemic from someone who works in a grocery story

Airs at: Mon, 04/20/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
“We are working long days, we're working long weeks, and long hours. We want to be able to go home with our family and friends as well. But we're putting our our health at risk away from our families instead of saying home because this is part of the job and this is what pe... Read more

Policy Making in a Pandemic

Airs at: Mon, 04/13/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Now that everyone on the planet is facing the all-consuming threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to seriously face not only the need to innovate our medical and social systems, but also how we make policy. If we can figure out how to swiftly limit the deadly virus’s spr... Read more

We Are All In This Together, But We're Not All In the Same Boat

Airs at: Thu, 04/23/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
  "We don't always communicate well with our neighbors and with the people in the places we frequent on a daily basis, whether it's schools or stores. I don't think we can assume right now that everyone's connected to the same websites or internet pages, and we're certainl... Read more

The Power Of Community to Solve Problems

Airs at: Wed, 04/22/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
"Communities, really meaningful communities, can spring up under the most unlikely circumstances. I feel very close to these people who I've never actually been able to see more than a glimpse of from my car." Suzanne LaGrande interviews freelance writer who organized a gro... Read more