Congress Sen. Merkley Makes His Case By Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren • Oct 24, 2014 Kristian Foden-Vencil/OPB Listen Listening... / 21:44 Sen. Jeff Merkley talks about the issues and his opponent. In general, there's no easier time to defeat a sitting U.S. Senator than when he or she is seeking a second term. Case in point: the work Republicans did to find a solid candidate to oppose Sen. Jeff Merkley's run for a second term in Oregon. Surgeon Monica Wehby is the opposition candidate in one of this year's most visible political races. Congress Fails to Continue Extended Unemployment Benefits By Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren • Jan 3, 2014 DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0 Listen Listening... / 42:04 Judy Conti from the National Employment Law Project discusses pressures on working people in America. It is not a very Happy New Year for unemployed people, but it's even less happy for the long-term unemployed. Because Congress recessed for the holiday season without extending unemployment payments, as it had in previous years. Dennis Linthicum Challenges Oregon's Walden From The Right By Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren • Oct 28, 2013 Dennis2014.com Listen Listening... / 22:17 A visit with Dennis Linthicum on his political views. Oregon U.S. Representative Greg Walden (R-2nd District) is part of the Republican leadership in the House. His job is getting fellow Republicans elected to house seats, and now he faces an intra-party challenge to his own. Still Awaiting Congressional Attention: Immigration Reform By Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren • Oct 15, 2013 GeographBot/Wikimedia Listen Listening... / 42:07 Immigration reform proponents discuss their strategies. The continuing deadlock in Congress leaves plenty of work unfinished. Federal government shutdown and debt ceiling aside, there are still important pieces of legislation languishing--immigration reform among them. VENTSday-Federal Shutdown + Health Exchanges Open By Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren • Oct 1, 2013 guernicamag.org Listen Listening... / 25:36 Listeners vent on the federal shutdown and health insurance exchanges. We do not schedule guests for Wednesday at 8:30, because that's the time for VENTSday, your chance to vent (politely, please) on a pair of topics in the news. We bring the topics, you bring the opinions. It's VENTSday on The Jefferson Exchange. VENTSday-Congress & Defunding Obamacare + "Clearcut Oregon" By Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren • Sep 24, 2013 guernicamag.org Listen Listening... / 25:28 Exchange listeners vent on the defunding debate and the "home of the clearcut" ads. We do not schedule guests for Wednesday at 8:30, because that's the time for VENTSday, your chance to vent (politely, please) on a pair of topics in the news. We bring the topics, you bring the opinions.