Where local voices come to discuss the events, news, and community issues that matter to Oregonians and Washingtonians.
Your Health And The 2020 General Election
Jessica Adamson, Government Relations Director for Providence Health and Services, examines health issues in the 2020 General Election. Danial Sabo, Good Feet Store, discusses ways listeners who are returning to work during the pandemic can ease foot, leg and back pain. Peter Weber, Executive Director of the Oregon Schools Activities Association, explains how students can return to sports during the pandemic. Dr. Tom Jeanne, Oregon Health Authority, details a 70% increase in overdose deaths and what can be done to prevent them.
Portland's Mayoral Candidates
Portland's leading mayoral candidates Sarah Iannarone and Mayor Ted Wheeler discuss what they have to offer the City of Portland if elected mayor. The Portland Film Festival is underway and organizer John Leake discusses how COVID-19 has affected the event and what films are available during this year's show.
Indigenous People's Day In Portland
Portland proclaims October 12 as Indigenous People's Day. Portland City Council is told the city needs to withdraw from the Joint Terrorism Task Force. Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty launches Rethink Portland. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden updates the federal effort to help wildfire victims.
Pride NW Brings Pride Stride
Pride NW is organizing Pride Stride on October 11, National Coming Out Day, to generate support for the LGBTQ+ community. Nicole Burton-Hooton is Oregon's Teacher of the Year. Restaurants could get a major boost from legislation from Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer that's moving through Congress.
Oregon Ravaged By Wildfire
Nine people are killed in the worst wildfires to ever hit Oregon. Governor Kate Brown assures Oregonians who lost their homes that the state is there to help. The OSU Extension Service has tips on plants for your home's landscaping that can reduce fire danger. Climate change will continue to make Oregon's fire seasons worse.
Inside The Fire Lines
Firefighters in Oregon battled wildfires that burned over 1 million acres. Rich Tyler, with the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office, explains how they attacked the fires. Oregon Congressman Greg Walden spoke with President Trump to explain what happened in Oregon. The President approved a Disaster Declaration in record time. OSU professor David Blunck has studied how different fuels cause wildfires to move.