Black Portlanders in the city’s comedy scene have spent the last few months out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. In the midst of a global Black Lives Matter uprising, Black comedians are also figuring out how their humor fits into the movement.
Oregon may be spending millions on people who are not eligible for Medicaid benefits. A Portland producer was denied the rights to a play, in a dispute over casting and race. And a new exhibit features Oregon architect John Yeon.
We learn about the proposal to strengthen the office of the Portland City Auditor, welcome podcaster Roman Mars & Radiotopia to town, and wrap the hour with a look at a proposal to change the way businesses are taxed in Oregon.
We discuss the challenges facing people of color who want to get involved in business opportunities in the pot industry. A University of Washington professor fills us in on Eugene's racist past. And we'll hear about the new comics exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society.
We hear the latest business news, check in on Oregon Shakespeare Festival's ongoing "American Revolutions" historical plays project, hear about a recall election in Grant Co., and get updates on the Olympics from NPR's Tom Goldman.