• Washington state representative Gerry Pollet joins us to talk about the need for more money to clean up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Pollet is the cofounder and executive director of the Hanford watchdog group, Heart of America Northwest.



  • Oregon lawmakers just passed a bill that requires the education department to create new statewide social studies standards focused on minority perspectives as part of the existing social studies curriculum. We hear from Grant High School teacher Russ Peterson, Lamar Wise with the Oregon Student Association, and Alejandra Barragan, a second grade Spanish immersion teacher who testified in favor of the bill.





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