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Best Oregonian podcasts we could find (updated June 2020)
Best Oregonian podcasts we could find
Updated June 2020
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A fantasy novel for young adults and up. Beta version. Podcast in 19 episodes. Read by the author. In the woods behind the park … buried beneath the ground … a secret waits. Thirteen-year-old Gabe Wrenn has always taken refuge in his imagination. Refuge from his hovering mom and bullying brother. Refuge from the smirks and stares of his classmates. Refuge from his epilepsy. But now his imagination seems to be running wild. And he can’t stop it. And the only person Gabe can confide in is a gi ...
 
"The Tony Kornheiser Show" (now available exclusively on-demand) is a topical, daily talk show that starts with sports and quickly moves into politics, current events, entertainment and, really, whatever happens to be on Tony’s mind that day. The format of the show—regular sit-in guests with familiar interviews and segments—highlights not only the unique perspective of Tony Kornheiser but also the expertise of his network of friends.Join one of the most recognizable and outspoken commentator ...
 
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People whose loved ones are in prison in Oregon are worried about the spread of COVID-19 inside the state’s 14 correctional institutions. Last week, a man at the Oregon State Penitentiary died after testing positive for the virus. His is considered the first COVID-19-related death connected to the state’s prison system. Inmates are particularly at …
 
Tony opens the show by talking about a request for him to videotape a greeting to a Little, and also by talking about the NHL's plan to return. Richard Justice of MLB.com calls in to talk about where things stand with baseball's plan to come back, Gary Braun phones in to catch up with Tony and talk about what will happen with colleges next Fall, an…
 
African-American runner Amaud Arbery was shot and killed in February by armed residents of the south Georgia neighborhood he was jogging through. This week, a white police officer in Minneapolis took the life of a black man named George Floyd. These events sparked protests not only in Minneapolis and Atlanta, but also in other U.S. cities including…
 
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…
 
New Oregon Shakespeare Festival faces critical challenge in coronavirus season cancellation. Portland Public Schools weighs smaller bond measure. Oregon governor's office says pandemic won't put college athletes at "competitive disadvantage." Reliable local journalism matters now more than ever. Please support our work for just $10 a month. Subscri…
 
Coronavirus pandemic alters Memorial Day observances in Oregon. Rescue group raises alarm over crowds on Mount Hood. Clark County's Phase 2 reopening placed on hold after large coronavirus outbreak. Oregon State Penitentiary is now the site of the state's biggest coronavirus outbreak. Reliable local journalism matters now more than ever. Please sup…
 
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…
 
Republican nominee for U.S. Senate references fringe QAnon conspiracy theory in election night remarks. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler faces runoff to keep seat. Two more Oregon counties cleared to begin lifting coronavirus restrictions. Oregon headed into steepest downturn since Great Depression. Powell's Books CEO says the Portland landmark will retu…
 
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…
 
Tony opens the show by reading a few emails and also by talking about his video message to Binghamton's Class of 2020. David Aldridge calls in to talk about the conclusion of "The Last Dance", Washington Post columnist Barry Svrluga phones in to talk about the upcoming virtual ring ceremony for the Nats, and whether baseball will return at all this…
 
State Sen. Mark Hass clinches Democratic nomination for Oregon secretary of state. Cliff Bentz beats crowded field in Republican primary for Oregon Second Congressional District. Portland-area residents approved a historic new tax for homeless services. Portland-area counties seek permission to begin lifting coronavirus business restrictions. Feder…
 
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…
 
It's Oregon's primary election day. Laid-off workers wait 3-1/2 hours on average to reach Oregon Employment Department. Stolen electric-assist tricycle returned to 101-year-old Oregon man. Reliable local journalism matters now more than ever. Please support our work for just $10 a month. Subscribe now. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out …
 
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…
 
Man and woman escape Columbia River plane crash with minor injuries. Oregon highway traffic rebounds from coronavirus drop. Reopening presents new virus challenges as Oregonians move about more. Mount St. Helens erupted 40 years ago today. Reliable local journalism matters now more than ever. Please support our work for just $10 a month. Subscribe …
 
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…
 
Washington homicide suspect apprehended after freeway chase and shootout with police. Demand for food stamps surges in Oregon, straining processers. Doctors warn parents to watch kids for symptoms of new syndrome linked to the coronavirus. Reliable local journalism matters now more than ever. Please support our work for just $10 a month. Subscribe …
 
On latest edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the latest developments regarding the postponement of the 2019-20 NBA regular season, reports that the league is making positive steps toward a resumption of play, Portland's practice facility reopening, the 2-4 week timeline for a decision about how the NBA moves forwa…
 
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