Should state borders change to create political havens? Come along as we take a road trip through the world of secession as we look at the urban-rural divide and how it shapes these movements.
Our first stop in our seventh episode this season? The Greater Idaho movement, a grassroots organization that aims to shift the Idaho state border to encompass eastern Oregon and escape the liberal politics of the Beaver State.
The trip wouldn’t be complete without the State of Jefferson in rural Northern California and southern Oregon, a movement driven by discontent and boosted in popularity by a San Francisco Chronicle reporter during World War II.
Buckle up, and let's hit the road!
- Matt McCaw, spokesman for the Greater Idaho movement
- Peter Laufer, journalist and journalism professor at the University of Oregon
- Bryan Clark, opinion writer at the Idaho Statesman
- Norman Williams, law professor at Willamette University
Sidebar tackles the top stories you need to know from the legal world. Join reporters Hillel Aron, Kirk McDaniel, Amanda Pampuro and Nina Pullano as they take you in and out of courtrooms in the U.S. and beyond and break down developments to help you understand how they affect your day-to-day life.
Editorial staff is Bill Dotinga, Sean Duffy and Jamie Ross. Special thanks to Alanna Madden.
For more from Courthouse News:
- Eastern Oregon group readies bid to secede to Idaho
- Rural California recall election pits far-right coalition against Republican official
- Secessionists petition for California’s exit from the union
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