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Full Interview | Looking Back at 2022 with Portland Copwatch

Airs at: Tue, 12/27/2022 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  This is full version of the interview with Dan Handelman and Philip Chachka, both of Portland Copwatch. A partial version of this interview aired on our December 27, 2022 show. This longer version includes more discussion of the current state of Portland's police oversi... Read more

Totality of Circumstances | December 27, 2022

Airs at: Tue, 12/27/2022 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  Looking Back at 2022 with Portland Copwatch This year our main focus has been on the Police Accountability Commission (which we’ll mostly refer to in this show as the PAC, or P-A-C), an all-civilian volunteer group that is tasked with creating a proposal for a new commu... Read more

Crime Facts, Crime Myths

Airs at: Mon, 12/26/2022 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
The Multnomah County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council held an event December Sixth entitled Violent Crime: Myths, Realities, and Interventions that Work. On this edition of Prison Pipeline, we hear from some of the experts including Ames Grawert , Senior Counsel and... Read more

Full Interview | Co-Chairs of the Police Accountability Commission

Airs at: Tue, 10/25/2022 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  This is the full interview with PAC Co-Chairs Faythe Aiken, Lovisa Lloyd and Seemab Hussaini. It was recorded Sunday, October 23, and the edited air date version (with more background information) can be found here.   ### Read more

October 25, 2022 | Interview with Police Accountability Commission Co-Chairs

Airs at: Tue, 10/25/2022 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  This month we spoke with the co-chairs of the Portland Police Accountability Commission's fact-finding phase. The PAC is a 20-member all-volunteer group that is tasked with creating the new police accountability system demanded by voters in 2020. The fact-finding phase i... Read more

When Police Shoot and Kill Innocent White People / How Corrupt Can One Police Department Be?

Airs at: Fri, 10/14/2022 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Produced for Civic Cipher
  On today's show, we spend the first half discussing a couple of recent high-profile police shootings where the victim was White and not guilty of any crime. Erik Cantu was shot while eating in his car and Christian Glass was shot after calling police to help him get his ... Read more

Mental Health & the Trauma of Incarceration

Airs at: Mon, 10/03/2022 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Host Karen James speaks with Chris Doud, a Portland mental health therapist.  Chris discusses the experiences of people with mental health challenges who become involved with the criminal legal system.  Chris explains the trauma of arrest and incarceration and the special n... Read more

Marcos, Duterte, the ICC, and the Philippine Drug War

Airs at: Wed, 07/20/2022 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: Marcos, Duterte, the ICC, and the Philippine Drug War. We hear from Justine Balane, human rights activist in the Philippines; Ruben Carranza, International Center for Transitional Justice; human rights activist and former Italian Senator Marco ... Read more

Family and community rally for justice after police shooting death of Derrick Clark in Clackamas

Airs at: Thu, 06/30/2022 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  On Saturday, June 25th, demonstrators marched near Clackamas Town Center, remembering Derrick Clark, a 24 year-old Black man killed by Clackamas police the week before.  Derrick Clark was a community advocate and teacher-in-training with Insight Alliance, a non-profit t... Read more

One Gun (Again)

Airs at: Tue, 06/07/2022 at 3:00am - 5:30am
Produced for Vinyl Pajama Party