Policy for the People

Welcome to Policy for the People, a show that explores the public policies that can lift up all Oregonians. This show is a collaboration between KMUZ radio and the Oregon Center for Public Policy. Follow us on:

Episode 25, November 21, 2022: Trans data matters: the importance of the U.S. Transgender Survey

Episode 24, November 10, 2022: Our labor, their fortunes: Billionaires capture Oregon's wealth

Episode 23, October 13, 2022: How Measure 113 aims to end legislative walkouts

Episode 22, September 8, 2022: A re-energized labor movement sparks hope

Episode 21, August 11, 2022: One big corporation keeps us from having a free, simple tax filing system

Episode 20, July 8, 2022: Reproductive justice is economic justice

Episode 19, June 9, 2022: The rich don't need more money: why we need to reform the "kicker"

Episode 18, May 12, 2022: Oregon's biggest housing program is a wreck

Episode 17, April 14, 2022: Cash works: why Oregon needs guaranteed income

Episode 16, March 10, 2022: What the tax code means for gender justice

Episode 15, February 10, 2022: Oregon's child care crisis

Episode 14, January 13, 2022: How deportation harms families and the state's economy

Episode 13, December 10, 2021: The Racist Roots of Oregon's Tax System

Episode 12, November 12, 2021: How the superrich exploit tax havens in the U.S.

Episode 11, October 8, 2021: Why we need Build Back Better

Episode 10, September 10, 2021: Poor quality jobs abound

Episode 9, August 13, 2021: Income inequality remains the defining challenge of our times

Episode 8, July 9, 2021: Undocumented workers: essential yet excluded

Episode 7, June 11, 2021: The latest revenue forecast says the "kicker" is coming

Episode 6, May 14, 2021: Rental assistance is key to stabilizing families

Episode 5, April 9, 2021: The American Rescue Plan Act potentially signals a shift to an economy of shared prosperity

Episode 4, March 12, 2021: Tax policy through a racial equity lens

Episode 3, February 12, 2021: Wage theft is widespread and pervasive

Episode 2, January 29, 2021 Tax secrecy enables corporate tax avoidance to go unchallenged.

Episode 1, December 11, 2020: The first nine months of the pandemic have witnessed an acceleration of economic trends that existed prior to the COVID emergency: economic insecurity and economic inequality.