Seth Crawford and his brother run Oregon CBD in the hope of reinvigorating America's industrial hemp market.

Seth Crawford and his brother run Oregon CBD in the hope of reinvigorating America’s industrial hemp market.

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  • As Portland’s population grows, bringing with it more cars, more traffic, and more greenhouse gas emissions, what’s the future of the biggest interstate that cuts through the heart of the city? This summer, we’re having a series of conversations about Interstate 5. We’ll hear from policymakers, activists and community members. On this installment, we hear from Aaron Brown, a leader of the No More Freeways PDX campaign.
  • The federal farm bill passed last year legalized the cultivation of hemp. In Oregon, the number of licensed hemp growers has tripled, and they are planting five times more acres than last year. We’ll talk about the benefits and pitfalls of this new industry with Sunny Summers, cannabis policy coordinator at the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Jay Noller, director of Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center, and Ken Iverson, co-owner of Iverson Family Farms.
  • Buzzfeed News reporter Joseph Bernstein profiled conservative media contributor Andy Ngo who was covering the June 29 demonstrations in downtown Portland. Ngo was attacked during the protests and subsequently hospitalized. The protests saw clashes between Antifa, a far-left, anti-fascist group that has engaged in violence, and Patriot Prayer, a far-right group that attracts white supremacists and has engaged in violence.

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