Disability

Making America Healthy Again: Stephen Bezruchka

Airs at: Tue, 09/26/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
  The U.S. pays more for health care than any other country yet has shamefully poor results. People are paying through the nose for their hospital stays, surgeries and prescription drugs. An MRI in the U.S. costs five times what it costs in Australia. Instead of quality af... Read more

Hearing Voices: Lisa Forestell

Airs at: Mon, 08/07/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Madness Radio
  What is it like to hear voices? Are all voices harmful or can they also be helpers? What does voice hearing say about the human mind - and the society we live in? And how can we support people who hear voices? Lisa Forestell has heard voices since she was a child. She is... Read more

Protesters Interrupt Police Swearing-In Ceremony

Airs at: Thu, 07/27/2017 at 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
This morning, the Portland Police Bureau swore in 13 new officers and two professional staff at the downtown Portland Building. The ceremony was interrupted briefly by protesters who called out the police, and Chief Mike Marshman in particular, for failing to prevent seven ... Read more

Bread and Roses

Airs at: Fri, 07/28/2017 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Bread and Roses
Founder of the Disability Visibility Project and storytelling fellow from Making Contact, Alice Wong, and I chat not just about bringing the figurative voices of disability into radio and podcasting more, but actual disabled voices. Voices where you can hear that the person... Read more

Transitioning from Prison

Airs at: Mon, 07/24/2017 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Host Emma Lugo speaks with Anna Debenham, a counselor and advocate for recently and currently incarcerated persons, and with former insiders and gang members, Karl Armstrong and Brandon Brown, members of Phoenix Rising Transitions who recently paroled after being in prison ... Read more

Medicaid Cuts Loom Large Over Disabled Oregonians

Airs at: Mon, 07/24/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Disability Awareness
  Grace speaks to Ted Wenk of Disabilty Rights Oregon about the proposed cuts to Medicaid and how they would threaten disabled Oregonians. Read more

You Don't Know My Pain

Airs at: Wed, 07/19/2017 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
This week we talk about mental health and psychedelic evangelism with harm reduction and drug policy reform activist Sarah Merrigan. Read more

Domestic Violence and Disability

Airs at: Mon, 06/26/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Disability Awareness
  For women with disabilities, violence by caregivers is very serious, all too common, and still nearly invisible. Special barriers, both physical and attitudinal, can make it especially hard for them to exit the situation. Activists are determined to make shelters and ser... Read more

Unbroken Brain - The Full Monty

Airs at: Wed, 06/21/2017 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
Maia Szalavitz is an award-winning journalist and author who covers addiction and neuroscience. Her latest book, the New York Times bestseller, Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction uses her own story of recovery from heroin and cocaine addictio... Read more

Full Audio--Forum on Outcomes of Portland Police-DOJ Settlement

Produced for Evening News
This is the full audio from the June 14, 2017 Community Forum on the Compliance Officer/Community Liaison (COCL) Outcomes Report, which evaluated the effects of PPB's compliance with the 2012 Department of Justice-City of Portland settlement agreement. DOJ found that PPB sh... Read more