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    Preparing for Census 2020

    Preparing for Census 2020

    The 2020 census is still a few months away from arriving at households across the country, but efforts to get the word out about the census is underway in many states. Oregon has spent nearly $8 million on outreach efforts to historically under-counted communities. We Count Oregon is working to ensure that those communities are represented on the 2020 census. We speak with We Count Oregon campaign manager Esperanza Tervalon-Garrett, APANO’s census equity manager Mar Hirshfield and Shana Radford, the tribal partnership specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau, focusing on Oregon and Idaho.

    • 28분
    Jury Selection Begins for Jeremy Christian Trial

    Jury Selection Begins for Jeremy Christian Trial

    Jury selection began this week for the trial of Jeremy Christian in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Christian is charged with stabbing three men, killing two, on a Portland MAX train in May 2017. OPB’s Meerah Powell is covering the trial and joins us for an update.

    • 4분
    Native American Organization Helps Tribal Members Gain Economic Agency

    Native American Organization Helps Tribal Members Gain Economic Agency

    Oregon Native American Chamber (ONAC) connects Native Americans with small businesses, entrepreneurs, and educational classes so they can grow their own businesses in Oregon and southwest Washington. We talk with the CEO of NEO Designs Palani Bearghost and James Parker, executive director of ONAC.

    • 18분
    Labor Trafficking Task Force Aims To Prosecute Perpetrators

    Labor Trafficking Task Force Aims To Prosecute Perpetrators

    Oregon’s Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has created a new task force to address labor abuse. We talk to Chanpone Sinlapasai, an immigration attorney, on the Labor Trafficking Task Force’s goals and why this group is important to have in Oregon.

    • 15분
    Proposed Tuition Freeze At UO And Similar Past WOU Program

    Proposed Tuition Freeze At UO And Similar Past WOU Program

    The University of Oregon is considering a program that would allow incoming undergraduate students to lock in their tuition amount for 5 years. We talk with Roger Thompson, the University of Oregon’s VP of Student Services and Enrollment Manager to find out how it would work, and get the perspective of student Sarah Pishionari, part of member of a campus group opposed to the change. We also talk with Dave McDonald with Western Oregon University to hear about its tuition guarantee program.

    • 20분
    National Climate Change Lawsuit Dismissed

    National Climate Change Lawsuit Dismissed

    We talk to the named plaintiff, Kelsey Juliana, in the climate change lawsuit that was dismissed by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. We also talk with Andrea Rodgers, senior attorney with Our Children’s Trust, the group that filed the Juliana case — and others around the country — in an effort to force the federal government to address the policies that contribute to the climate crisis.

    • 14분

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