Three Portland men were stabbed Friday after they confronted a man who was spouting anti-Muslim rhetoric at two young women on a MAX train.
Two of the men died.
Rick Best was a U.S. Army veteran and City of Portland employee. Taliesin Namkai-Meche had recently graduated from Reed College and just started working with a local consulting firm. The third man, Micah David-Cole Fletcher, is a Madison High School graduate and Portland State student. He was released from the hospital Monday.
We dedicate much of our Tuesday show to talking about the attacks and the aftermath.
- Julie Keefe, photographer and friend of Micah David-Cole Fletcher
- Wajdi Said, president and co-founder of the Muslim Educational Trust
- Kayse Jama, executive director of Unite Oregon
- Intisar Abioto, Portland-based photographer
- Abigail Marsh, associate professor of psychology at Georgetown University
- We also remember Oregon author Brian Doyle, who died on Saturday. His friend and fellow writer Robin Cody joins us.