Episode 23

Welcome To Portland, Where [Indistinct But Horrific Coughs And Screams]


August 3rd, 2020

45 mins 18 secs

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About this Episode

Things are not going so great in Portland, where months of rowdy and sometimes destructive protests have been met with a federal response that has understandably scared and infuriated residents. But what's really going on there? Have we reached a point where it's basically impossible to find credible, contextualized accounts of complicated situations like this one? Will the Wall of Moms be undone by jackbooted government thugs and/or its own alleged racism? As one of America's whitest cities speeds down the road to Crazyville, there's a lot to unpack.

Show notes/Links:

The New York Times: The Showdown in Portland (from The Daily) - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/23/podcasts/the-daily/portland-protests.html

The New York Times: Times Videos Show How Federal Officers Escalated Violence in Portland (video) - https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000007243995/portland-protests-federal-government.html

Reason: What It's Like To Work in the Portland Jail During the George Floyd Protests - https://reason.com/2020/07/23/what-its-like-to-work-in-the-portland-jail-during-the-george-floyd-protests/

Michael Tracey: Two months since the riots, and still no “National Conversation” - https://medium.com/@mtracey/two-months-since-the-riots-and-still-no-national-conversation-12a7e3e4e006

The New York Times: Federal Officers Deployed in Portland Didn’t Have Proper Training, D.H.S. Memo Said - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/18/us/portland-protests.html

ACLU: The Constitution in the 100-Mile Border Zone - https://www.aclu.org/other/constitution-100-mile-border-zone

On the Media: What We Know About the Border - https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/episodes/what-we-know-about-border