Our Portland with Sarah Iannarone

Friends of Sarah for Portland

Join Portland Mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone as she discusses the pressing issues facing Portland and the solutions we can put in place today to start solving them. You can send your questions into Sarah using the #OurPortland hashtag on social media, or by recording a voice memo on your phone and emailing it to ourportland@sarah2020.com.

All Episodes

Sarah discusses her proposed Guaranteed Basic Income pilot and is later joined by Scott Santens, full-time advocate for Unconditional Basic Income.

Oct 2020

46 min 1 sec

Sarah is joined by Libra Forde, Chief Operating Officer at Self Enhancement, Inc., to discuss the courageous vision of today's youth, advocating for them, and letting young people lead.

Aug 2020

38 min 43 sec

Sarah speaks with Stephen Green about his new initiative, Do. Do More. Do Better. centering the community, and making a commitment to being uncomfortable.

Aug 2020

28 min 23 sec

Sarah speaks with Edward Hill, Co-Director of Black Food Sovereignty Coalition, about the current state of Portland's food systems.

Aug 2020

43 min 58 sec

Sarah talks with Leslie Gregory, Founder and Executive Director of Right To Health. Right To Health is a local non-profit working to have racism declared a public health crisis. Sarah then talks to Alexis Dinno, Associate Professor at OHSU-PSU School of Public Health about how all policy is health policy.

Jul 2020

1 hr 1 min

Sarah’s State of #OurPortland address, delivered on Saturday, July 18th, 2020. Video of her address is available online at https://sarah2020.com/state.

Jul 2020

22 min 4 sec

A conversation with Cameron Whitten, co-founder of Portland’s Black Resilience Fund, some campaign updates, and Sarah’s thoughts on the current moment in the Black Lives Matter movement, including the violence being perpetrated on protesters by Portland Police and now federal troops as well.

Jul 2020

30 min 27 sec

Sarah joins campaign director Gregory McKelvey / @GregoryMcKelvey on Twitter to discuss the primary campaign.

May 2020

52 min 57 sec

Sarah joins style activist Judith Rizzio / @outofourclosetpdx on Instagram Live to discuss being a woman in politics and why having women in leadership is so vital.

May 2020

32 min 44 sec

Sarah joins her friend Simon Tam / @SimonTheTam on Twitter to talk about how we can nourish Portland’s arts and culture during the coming COVID-19 recovery.

May 2020

34 min 58 sec

Sarah joined dancer and sex worker advocate Brodie Grody / @brodiegrody on Instagram Live to discuss freelancer rights, tenant rights, and the stigmatization of sex work.

May 2020

31 min 49 sec

Sarah joined public defender Chris O’Connor / @ChristopOConnor on Twitter to discuss the true financial and human cost of continuing with the current criminal justice status quo.

May 2020

34 min 52 sec

Sarah joined health care analyst and working mom Kat Stevens / @kittiepryde on Instagram Live to discuss what it would take to make Portland a sustainable city where people can live and work.

May 2020

31 min 49 sec

Sarah joined professor Elliott Young / @elliottyoungpdx on Twitter to discuss the value of listening to people experiencing homelessness when developing a compassionate response to our ongoing housing crisis.

May 2020

29 min 1 sec

Sarah joined educator and climate activist Suzie Kassouf / @rememberingforgetting on Instagram Live to discuss pushing for a Green New Deal in Portland.

May 2020

34 min 56 sec

Sarah joined comedian Ian Karmel / @iankarmel on Instagram Live to discuss keeping Portland affordable and leadership that does less talking, more walking.

May 2020

26 min 1 sec

Sarah joined Michael Fuller / @UnderdogLawBlog on Twitter to discuss the role of the City Attorney and how Portlanders would benefit from leadership motivated by passion and issues rather than budgets and directives.

May 2020

30 min 33 sec

Sarah joined musician Chris Funk / @criticalfunk on Instagram Live to discuss fostering the artistic community in Portland.

May 2020

30 min 44 sec

Sarah joined Rick Turoczy of PIE to discuss how the City of Portland can best support our startup and small business communities.

May 2020

44 min 3 sec

Sarah joined Michelle DuBarry / @DuBarryPie on Twitter to discuss Portland’s epidemic of traffic violence and how to combat it with urgency.

May 2020

32 min 38 sec

Sarah joined Andie Main / @andiemain on Instagram Live to discuss how the incumbent’s rhetoric matches his record.

May 2020

31 min 27 sec

Sarah joined Mike Schneider / @blcksmth on Instagram Live to discuss Portland’s role as a global leader.

May 2020

33 min 55 sec

Sarah joined Mohanad Elshieky / @mohanad.elshieky on Instagram Live to discuss rebuilding Portland’s civic fabric.

May 2020

38 min 26 sec

Sarah joined Emma Chasen / @emmachasen on Instagram Live to discuss Portland’s craft cannabis industry.

May 2020

32 min 23 sec

Sarah joins Lucy Bellwood / @lubellwoo on Instagram Live to discuss building a new accessible, inclusive municipal politics.

May 2020

34 min 9 sec

We’re in the final stretch of the primary campaign! Sarah gives a few updates and talks with Ciara Pressler, founder of Pregame.

May 2020

39 min 9 sec

Sarah comments on the KATU debate from earlier this week, and the rare rebuke of the incumbent by the city auditor’s office that followed. Then she and democracy activist James Ofsink discuss this week’s momentous decision by the Oregon Supreme Court that campaign contribution caps are constitutional after all.

Apr 2020

35 min 34 sec

In this episode, Sarah announces her Recovery & Resiliency Plan: For a better Portland through and beyond the COVID crisis. The full policy can be found at sarah2020.com/recovery.

Apr 2020

1 hr 3 min

It’s Friday night! Sarah cheers the city-run tent villages that are coming online for the current COVID-19 emergency, a program she has been calling for since the beginning of her campaign and would like to see stay online.

Apr 2020

31 min 49 sec

Sarah begins this episode by wishing a fond farewell to beloved singer songwriter and folk hero John Prine, whom we lost to COVID-19 on Tuesday, reminding us all That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief.

Apr 2020

34 min 39 sec

Sarah talks about how the campaign is conducting voter outreach during this era of social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. You can get involved by signing up for a phone bank at sarah2020.com/events or by becoming a Distributed Organizer. Send us an email at volunteer@sarah2020.com to find out more. This is an audio-cast of Sarah’s live stream from earlier this afternoon.

Apr 2020

40 min 3 sec

Special episode! Sarah recaps this weekend’s climate debate and features a few voices from the crowd.

Mar 2020

12 min 53 sec

Sarah gives a few updates from the campaign trail, covers some difficult but important news stories from that past few weeks, and interviews two high school climate justice students, Anika and Sriya, about their understanding of climate justice, their role in shaping a better future, how adults can help, and what they’re planning for Earth Day 2020.

Mar 2020

46 min 3 sec

Sarah talks briefly about her Good Government for the People policy released earlier this month, gives an update on the state of local election campaign financing, and talks with campaign Field Director Russell Lum about grassroots organizing.

Feb 2020

49 min 42 sec

Sarah releases her plans for a healthy, grassroots democracy, powered by community politics. Read the full Good Government for the People policy at sarah2020.com/goodgov

Feb 2020

41 min 46 sec

Sarah welcomes Caleb Swanigan back to Portland, welcomes our new Field Director, Russell Lum, to the team, and answers questions about her Housing for All policy, released earlier this month. Read the full policy at sarah2020.com/housing.

Jan 2020

38 min 39 sec

This is a recording of a community conversation that took place on Monday January 13th. Sarah sat down with a panel of local faith leaders and discussed how city government can engage faith groups when solving the critical problems we face.

Jan 2020

1 hr 13 min

Sarah unveils her new plan for addressing Portland’s ongoing housing emergency: Housing for All.

Jan 2020

47 min 43 sec

Sarah celebrates the last podcast of 2019 by looking back on the first six months of the campaign and discussing the work that remains between now and the May election.

Dec 2019

29 min 20 sec

Sarah sits down with Ciara Pressler of Pregame to discuss how to make Portland affordable and accessible to creatives and entrepreneurs. Sign up for our newsletter at sarah2020.com to receive updates on the campaign and future live events.

Dec 2019

56 min 34 sec

Join us Monday night! Ciara Pressler (Pregame) calls in to preview next week’s community conversation on making Portland affordable and accessible for creatives, entrepreneurs, and small business owners, responds to your questions about her new Rethinking Public Safety plan, and gets a little groovy with her latest tweet of the week.

Dec 2019

17 min 41 sec

After sharing some updates from the campaign trail, Sarah dives into her new “Rethinking Public Safety” policy which was just released today.

Nov 2019

41 min 47 sec

Sarah sits down with Mark Lakeman of City Repair Project at the first in a series of live community conversations. Together they discuss our frayed civic fabric and how we can come together to address the problems we face.

Nov 2019

1 hr 2 min

Happy Election Day 2019! Sarah offers her endorsements for today’s ballot and announces a Community Conversation happening next Monday evening in SE Portland. Find details and RSVP at sarah2020.com/november11.

Nov 2019

12 min 40 sec

A few updates from the campaign trail, some local issues from the news, a deep dive into my Green New Deal policy, and of course, tweet of the week! Read more about my Green New Deal at sarah2020.com/greennewdeal.

Oct 2019

41 min 6 sec

Join Portland Mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone as she discusses the pressing issues facing Portland and the solutions we can put in place today to start solving them. You can send your questions into Sarah using the #OurPortland hashtag on social media, or by recording a voice memo on your phone and emailing it to ourportland@sarah2020.com.

Oct 2019

3 min 6 sec