Social Services

Oregon’s search for foster parents during a pandemic

Airs at: Thu, 03/25/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  The Oregon foster care system is overloaded. There is such an overwhelming need for foster parents that some local organizations are advertising on popular job search websites. This is because, over the past year, more than 8,000 Oregon foster care children have endured... Read more

The Gap: Police happenings, StimmyWatch and treating yourself a little nicer

Airs at: Fri, 03/19/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for The Gap
  On this episode of the Gap, Tammy and Althea start by discussing updates from our main story last week, the police disinformation campaign against Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty. The president of the police union resigned related to the "mistake," a police commander was ca... Read more

Preventing Overdose Deaths

Airs at: Wed, 03/17/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
Supervised consumption sites could soon be opening in California. We hear from the lead sponsor of Senate Bill 57, State Senator Scott Weiner along with Senator Susan Eggman and Senator Lena Gonzalez. Read more

Any Positive Change

Airs at: Wed, 03/17/2021 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
More of my conversation with Ron Williams and Devon Downeysmith from the Oregon Health Justice Recovery Alliance. Plus an update on Measure 110, the Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act, which was approved overwhelmingly by the voters of Oregon. Read more

Local Folks Podcast, Caregiving Edition. Episode 6

Airs at: Mon, 03/15/2021 at 6:15pm - Tue, 03/15/2022 at 6:15pm
Produced for Local Folks
Caregiving is challenging and demanding in the best of circumstances, add in the complexities of dealing with hostile stepchildren and the situation becomes much more difficult. In this episode we meet Kay, who has been caring for her husband John since he was diagnosed wit... Read more

Implementing Oregon's Measure 110

Airs at: Mon, 03/15/2021 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
This week on Prison Pipeline: Implementing Measure 110 - conversation with Ron Williams and Devon Downeysmith from the Oregon Health Justice Recovery Alliance. Ballot Measure 110, the Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act, was approved overwhelmingly by Oregon voters i... Read more

Saving Lives In New Mexico

Airs at: Wed, 03/10/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
The state of New Mexico is considering how to authorize and open supervised consumption facilities in that state, we hear from the chief sponsor of House Bill 123, NM State Representative Deborah Armstrong, and Emily Kaltenbach with the Drug Policy Alliance. Plus we hear fr... Read more

Clean Slate

Airs at: Wed, 03/03/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
The Clean Slate NY campaign launched at the end of February. We hear from several members of the coalition including Quintin Cross from the Hudson Catskill Housing Coalition, Zaki Smith from the organization Next 100, the Reverend Kevin Van Hook from Riverside Church in New... Read more

Local Folks Podcast, Caregiving Edition. Episode 5

Airs at: Mon, 03/01/2021 at 7:30pm - Tue, 03/01/2022 at 7:30pm
Produced for Local Folks
Caring for a spouse or partner who is suffering from advanced dementia is hard and emotionally draining work. In addition managing all the demands of providing care, there is the additional stress of watching someone you love gradually change and disappear. In this episode ... Read more

Totality of Circumstances | February 23, 2021

Airs at: Tue, 02/23/2021 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  On this month's show: The Citizen Review Committee disputes the findings of a police misconduct investigation stemming from the alleged mishandling of a car theft report, and a nightmarish confusion of paperwork. Their decision forces a conference hearing with the Chi... Read more