- In a story that feels all too familiar for residents of the region, the Warm Springs Reservation has a water emergency. Many residents are under a boil-water notice after a break in the water system’s main pipe. This is the same pipe where a break last summer caused problems that dragged on for months. Lack of clean water is an even more dire concern during a pandemic. We talk with Danny Martinez, emergency manager for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.
- Ableism and racism in law enforcement can put Black people with disabilities especially at risk of police violence. While there is no federal data on police violence against people with disabilities, experts believe that up to half of people who are killed by police have a disability. We hear from two Black people with disabilities, Kason O'Connor and Babatunde Azubuike, about their experience with police, the intersection of ableism and racism, and what changes they want to see.
- This week, the Oregon Supreme Court granted 2020 law school graduates the ability to practice law without passing the bar exam. In June, law students and law school deans sent letters to the Oregon Supreme Court asking the justices to waive the Bar exam requirement due to coronavirus health hazards, and stress from the pandemic. We hear from 2020 University of Oregon law graduate Andi Pla and Lewis and Clark graduate Peter Raptis about the Supreme Court's decision, and how institutional white supremacy shows up in law school.
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