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Best Oregon Public Broadcasting podcasts we could find (updated May 2020)
Best Oregon Public Broadcasting podcasts we could find
Updated May 2020
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“This Week Back Then” is a podcast and blog series born out of Professor Catherine McNeur’s HST411/511 Public History Lab: Podcasts and History course. Students did research, wrote scripts and blog posts, produced and edited podcasts, and collaborated with classmates to bring history to a broad audience. The class worked with producers at KBOO (90.7) to learn recording and editing skills. The students’ podcasts, posted here, will be broadcast during KBOO’s news hour each Monday starting in J ...
 
www.knowthename.com SHARON LYNN WYETH graduated from the University of Redlands with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics at the age of twenty. She began teaching that same year in a public Junior High School in California. During her three years there, she obtained her Master of Arts degree from Azusa-Pacific University in education administration with an emphasis in math. After her initial teaching assignment, Sharón moved to Germany where she taught for the Department of Defense Sc ...
 
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In national and local races, more women of color are running for elected office and winning. Last fall, we sat down with four local leaders: Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, Multnomah County Commissioner Susheela Jayapal, TriMet board member Kathy Wai and Color PAC executive director Ana del Rocio. We discussed their unique leadership st…
 
During this time of social distancing, people are using video chats and other technology to connect with friends and family down the street and around the world. Anabel Quan-Haase, a professor of sociology and information in media studies at Western University in Ontario, Canada, studies the way technology influences society. She tells us how the p…
 
Geneva’s Shear Perfection Barber and Beauty Salon served as a gathering place and institution in Portland’s black community for 30 years. The shop was opened by Paul Knauls Sr. and his wife Geneva, and operated by the Knauls family. But amid the coronavirus pandemic, the family decided to close its doors permanently. Paul Knauls Jr. tells us why th…
 
The Memorial Day weekend was a test for counties that have entered phase one of Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s reopening plan. We talk with Umatilla County Chair John Shafer and Brianne Day, owner and winemaker at Day Wines, about how the weekend went and how they’re feeling about the weeks ahead. And OPB Central Oregon Bureau Chief Emily Cureton fil…
 
Coronavirus concerns are prompting members of the Old Believers — a Russian Orthodox sect — in Marion and Clackamas counties to engage more with the world outside of their 10,000-person faith community. The group doesn't have data on their infection rate, but community leader Anna Kasachev says the virus has certainly spread in the community. We he…
 
Whale researchers in the Pacific Northwest have a unique opportunity right now. Some scientists are studying how whales are responding to a decrease in vessel traffic because of the pandemic. Back in 2016 we talked to Oregon State University marine ecologist Leigh Torres about her research on whale feeding and behavior. We listen back to that conve…
 
Five different neighborhood associations in North Portland have asked the city to get more involved in the creation of sanctioned homeless camps. That’s one of the suggestions in a new proposal from the groups, who want to meet with city leaders to discuss proactive solutions. Tom Hickey, chair of the Bridgeton Neighborhood Association, tells us ab…
 
Hundreds of workers in fruit packing plants in Washington’s Yakima valley are on strike. They say they are not being adequately protected against the new coronavirus or being compensated for the increased risks they face. We hear more from Yakima Herald reporter Mai Hoang and talk with fruit packer Julieta Pulido about her working conditions and wh…
 
Mary McLean didn’t expect to be on the frontlines of a global pandemic in the last year of her medical residency. McLean, who grew up in Portland and graduated from OHSU, is currently the chief resident of emergency medicine at St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, New York. She says that while things are a lot better there than they were a few…
 
Oregonians got a clearer picture this week of what to expect from the economic slump caused by the pandemic. The state released its quarterly revenue forecast Wednesday, saying the economic downturn will be severe and “recovery will take years.” We dig into the forecast and discuss what it reveals and what questions still remain unanswered. Our gue…
 
Earlier this year, the Oregon Historical Quarterly published a special edition called “White Supremacy & Resistance.” The issue evolved as a reaction to the racial violence that resulted in two murders on a Portland MAX light rail line in 2017. Articles explore white supremacy in the formation of Oregon and its state constitution, as well as the hi…
 
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland has been devastated by the pandemic, on top of major setbacks in recent years due to wildfires. We hear from OSF artistic director Nataki Garrett about the festival's plans, and from the Ashland Chamber of Commerce about the economic hit from the loss of tourism and how the festival — and the region —can m…
 
Portland's Fighting Shockwave is one of the longest standing female football teams in the country. The team plays in the Women's Football Alliance, the largest women football league in the world. The league provides a rare space for women to play at a competitive level. We talk with head coach Asia Wisecarver and rookie player Summer Rose, who had …
 
On Monday, a Baker County judge issued a preliminary injunction to 10 churches that sued the state of Oregon over restrictions on religious gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic. The judge ruled that the Governor’s orders exceeded the 28-day limit for a state of emergency. Hours later, the Oregon Supreme Court granted an emergency stay to keep…
 
In March, the federal government approved a $2 trillion stimulus package and is already discussing another one. Where does that money come from, and what are the long term implications of federal debt? Robert Hockett, a professor at Cornell Law School, explains the extraordinary ways federal monetary policy is changing right now, and why that gives…
 
The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians have had to cancel clam digs, cedar bark harvests and spring canoe trips. Doug Barrett, prevention activities coordinator for the Tribes, said they have also canceled in-person talking circles, which are geared toward suicide prevention. We hear from Barrett about how the pandemic ha…
 
Six years ago, Oregon healthcare organizations created a new program to help pregnant women who were addicted to opioids. Project Nurture combined maternity care, substance use treatment and social services for the mothers. Now, a new study shows the program has helped reduce the number of children placed into foster care. Josh Reagan is the medica…
 
Portland Parks & Recreation’s many community centers and pools will remain closed this summer, and programs for kids will not be resuming. Adena Long, PP&R director, joins us to talk about the combination of public health and budget concerns driving the closures and what resources the bureau is able to offer low-income families. We also hear from B…
 
Twenty-eight Oregon counties have received state approval to enter “phase 1” of Gov. Kate Brown's reopening plan. That means restaurants and bars will be allowed to serve customers on-site as long as they can meet certain requirements, such as masks for all employees and enough space for customers to maintain physical distancing. Hair salons and ot…
 
Sheri Speede runs a sanctuary for chimpanzees in Cameroon. But when the country closed its borders because of the global pandemic, Speede was stuck in her second home in Oregon. Greg Tully, the Executive Director o f the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (based in Portland), says primate sanctuaries are facing multiple threats right now. Most sanctuar…
 
Sunset High School junior Eric Kim is creating see-through masks free of charge for people who are deaf or hard of hearing like himself. He’s also gotten requests from medical staff and others all over the country who communicate with those who rely on lip reading. Kim joins us to discuss how he’s running his operation while keeping up with his dis…
 
A coalition of groups representing business owners of color expressed a fear to Portland city leaders last week: Unless the city allocates significant portions of aid to minority-owned businesses, they wrote, they “foresee the near total decimation of the BIPOC-owned small business community in the Portland area.” Oregon Native American Chamber Exe…
 
It’s hard to overstate the impact that the COVID-19 prevention measures have had on the hospitality industry. An estimated 80 percent of Oregon restaurant workers have lost their jobs, according to a National Restaurant Association survey. We hear from Nate Tilden co-owner of Clyde Common, former server and restaurant manager Erika Goldin-Jones, an…
 
Immigrants and refugees are more likely to work in the service sector jobs devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. During the month of Ramadan, many are in need of food and supplies. Omar Hashi, who owns the Hashi Halal Market in Northeast Portland, is stepping up to help. In a partnership with the city of Portland and Lutheran Community Services, …
 
There are still a lot of unanswered questions about how COVID-19 is affecting communities of color in Oregon. The data we have shows that the state’s Hispanic population has been disproportionately represented in the numbers of confirmed cases of the virus. Nearly a third of the people who have tested positive in Oregon have been identified as Hisp…
 
When we think about who’s most at risk for contracting COVID-19, we know that seniors and people with underlying health conditions are at the top of the list. This means that people with disabilities are particularly vulnerable. And at the same time, due to restrictions in place to help slow the spread of the virus, these same people are not able t…
 
Energy storage is rapidly changing the market for renewable power. Business and residential customers are turning toward batteries to have a reliable back-up energy system. Large scale developers use battery power to smooth out the power generation. On this episode of the Wisconsin Energy Broadcast we are airing a Battery Storage breakout session f…
 
Oregon has a new poet laureate, who started his term this week. Poet Anis Mojgani is the state’s 10th to serve in the role, taking the position after Kim Stafford. He’s won many accolades, including several for national poetry slam competitions. He’s published five books of poetry and toured nationally and internationally. Mojgani joins us to share…
 
Mercedes Munoz was named Oregon Teacher of the Year for her work as a special education lead at Franklin High School. That was in October. Now her days are consumed by trying to help students who might not have access to computers or wifi participate in some kind of distance learning. Munoz says “remote learning” is laying bare our educational ineq…
 
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