Protests

As protests for racial justice in Portland have continued for more than 50 nights, striking new images and tactics have emerged – particularly in resistance to the federal law enforcement officers whose actions have earned the ire of Oregonians who want them to leave.

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Because of the world wide reaction to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Memorial day, this entire program is guide on what to do if you are at the wrong place at the wrong time and find yourself in the middle of a demonstration or riot that you don’t want to be in. It also provides suggestions if you are in a demonstration by choice. You can find a link to the show's full transcript by clicking the headline.

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The Weekly News Reel takes a look at the top local and regional news stories aired on KDNK between Monday and Friday. This week’s news included how local officials are handling the recent COVID-19 spike, Parachute Police Sergeant Justin Martin's virus story, Carbondale resident Patrick O'Grady's arrest, continuing local protests, and more.

Amy Hadden Marsh

Last week on the local newscast we aired a story from Juneteenth, where hundreds of people convened in Rifle to protest against police brutality and to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. This special public affairs program dives deeper into the events of that day, and features speeches, chants, and interviews with protestors.

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Local demonstrations in support of Black Lives Matter continued over the weekend. Among Carbondale's participants, Meagan Shapiro detailed the implications of defunding police. For more voices from the weekend's local protests, click here.

Protesters confront a car in Louisville, Ky.

At a hearing last weekend about a Colorado bill on vaccination, Dr. Reginald Washington had originally planned to make several urgent points in support of the bill. 

First, that diseases like measles are resurging, and they’re serious. (He’d know. He’s treated patients with complications from measles and pertussis.) Second, due to COVID-19, children are missing well-child visits and skipping vaccinations, putting them at risk of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. 

Frustration with stay-at-home orders is mounting in many parts of the country. In Colorado, protesters gathered Sunday afternoon on a hillside in front of the state capitol in Denver.

"I'm watching businesses close. I'm watching friends lose their incomes," protester Deesa Hurt told Colorado Public Radio. "We just want to reopen Colorado. That's all we want."

Locals Protest US Senate Acquittal of President Trump

Feb 6, 2020
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More than 200 anti-Trump or “Reject the Cover Up" protests were organized around the nation Wednesday afternoon after President Trump’s impeachment trial ended with acquittal. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with a handful of protesters at the intersection of Highways 82 and 133 outside Carbondale.

Caroline Fry

This week, Denver hosts the 44th annual meeting for the American Legislative Exchange Council, a corporate-sponsored lobbying group abbreviated as ALEC. Nonprofit organization Common Cause released a report earlier this week exemplifying ALEC’s influence in Colorado politics throughout these past few decades. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Caroline Fry, Advocacy and Media Director for Colorado Common Cause.