In the Media

July 14, 2020

Archivist preserves Black history and culture

Reed College Archivist Tracy Drake is a member of The Blackivists, a national group of Black archivists who prioritize Black cultural heritage preservation and memory work. Drake was invited on OPB's prominent lunchtime news talkshow to discuss the group's work to help institutions build historical collections that include Black heritage.

OPB Think Out Loud

July 14, 2020

After 43 years, Mossy Kilcher’s folk songs for Alaska get a second life

The New York Times chronicles the life of Mairiis "Mossy" Kilcher '66 as her reissued 1977 "Northwind Calling" hits the top of the folk music charts.

New York Times

July 24, 2020

Attorney General Barr says DOJ acts independent of Trump's interests

Professor of Political Science Paul Gronke was asked to address Attorney General Barr's assertion that "you don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out" that mail-in ballots would be an obvious target for voter fraud. "It shows a fundamental lack of understanding about the soup to nuts of administering an election. You can't just source the paper, re-create the ballot styles, fake the signatures, on any kind of mass scale."

NPR All Things Considered

June 4, 2020

U.S. states see major challenge in delivering record mail ballots in November

Professor of Political Science Paul Gronke talked with Reuters News service about the nessessity of election officials to plan for November.  “Election officials need to move now” to make preparations to expeditiously move election mail and to avoid widespread disenfranchisement, said Gronke, who heads the Early Voting Information Center at Reed College in Portland.


May 19, 2020

How Trump’s tax cuts and tariffs will make coronavirus recession worse

Proffesor of Economics Kimberly Clausing describes to the Los Angeles Times how Trump's tariffs and tax cuts could hinder economic recovery.

Los Angeles Times