A Ku Klux Klan march in Ashland, Oregon, in 1920

A Ku Klux Klan march in Ashland, Oregon, in 1920

Courtesy of Uncola Films



  • In 1992, more than 1,700 independent scientists penned a letter titled, “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity.” The letter urged humankind to consider its serious impact on the natural world. Twenty-five years later, more than 16,000 scientists have issued a second warning to humanity. Oregon Climate Change Research Institute director Philip Mote joins us.      



  • Sarah Bendtsen from the Vancouver, Washington-based Shared Hope International joins us to talk about the group’s new report that evaluates states based on their laws to protect child sex trafficking victims and to prosecute traffickers.



  • A new book examines the history of the Ku Klux Klan’s resurgence in the 1920s. There was a big KKK presence in Oregon at that time. We’ll talk with historian and “The Second Coming of the KKK” author Linda Gordon about how the Klan influenced Oregon politics and culture. Gordon is giving a lecture at Portland State University at 3pm on Monday, November 20.

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