A file photo of a coyote. The group behind Idaho's controversial coyote- and wolf-shooting derby in 2013 is seeking to expand the event for this winter.

A file photo of a coyote. The group behind Idaho’s controversial coyote- and wolf-shooting derby in 2013 is seeking to expand the event for this winter.

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  • Why are there so many coyotes in Portland, and how do people interact differently with them in the city than they might in a rural environment? Zuriel Rasmussen is a researcher and project coordinator for the Portland Urban Coyote Project, and she’s working to answer those questions.
  • Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis joins us to share his decades of experience in capital litigation, and his perspective about the judicious use of the death penalty in certain capital murder cases.
  • Automated social media accounts known as ‘bots’ may be used to distort political perception online. We speak with research director Samuel Woolley of the Oxford Internet Institute’s Computational Propaganda Project to learn more about this phenomenon.

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