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Your daily dose of local news and democracy with a focus on Portland, Oregon. The Local is a production of XRAY FM as part of its mission to amplify the voices of its community and deliver locally-sourced, independent journalism.

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    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

Your daily dose of local news and democracy with a focus on Portland, Oregon. The Local is a production of XRAY FM as part of its mission to amplify the voices of its community and deliver locally-sourced, independent journalism.

    Supporting Vendors in the Heat Wave

    Supporting Vendors in the Heat Wave

    Emily's here with the Quick Six - minimum wage increases, states of emergencies!
    Then, Street Roots' vendor liaison Tina Drake talks about the recent heatwave, and how we can support vendors who can't be outside during the intense weather.

    • 20 min
    The Future of Water

    The Future of Water

    Today, onTheLocal:
    We've got Emily with the QuickSix!
    Then, an interview with Cheyenne Holliday and Vivianne Satterfield ofOregon Water Futures.

    • 25 min
    Keeping Oregon Accountable: Oregon League of Conservation Voters

    Keeping Oregon Accountable: Oregon League of Conservation Voters

    Today onTheLocal:
    Emily's here with the QuickSix!
    Then, a conversation with Julia DeGraw, coalition director of the Oregon League of ConservationVoters.

    • 27 min
    New Guidelines for Clearing Houseless Encampments

    New Guidelines for Clearing Houseless Encampments

    Today onTheLocal:Emily has the QuickSix news headlines!Then, Ambush talks with Portland Mercury news editor Alex Zielinski about what new city guidelines for clearing houseless encampments will look like on the ground.

    • 23 min
    Local Bookstores In Portland

    Local Bookstores In Portland

    Today on TheLocal:
    It's Emily on the Quick Six!
    Then, a conversation with Street Roots' executive editor Joanne Zoule with summer reading recommendations and some favorite local bookstores.
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    • 20 min
    Memorializing Block 14

    Memorializing Block 14

    On today'sThe Local:
    Emily brings the quick six headlines this morning! Then, we hear from Nicole Lewis about memorializing the oft-marginalized residents of Lone Fir Cemetery's Block 14.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

orangeisthecolorofdanger ,

relevant and thoughtful news

update: This is the best local news program in this city period. They combine a hotlist format with a long format interview with locals, some times a us senator and sometimes with local folks that probably wouldnt find an equivelent media oppportunity. A longtime public radio supporter, I recently dipped back into OPB's local/NPR morning news and was reminded why I cant stomach its tepid political coverage, irrelevant cultural coverage, and shallow state and local political reporting ((Jeff and Emily tell you the bill # and where it is in the leg process. OPB doesnt). The Local is so much better. Jeff Smith is a great interviewer and commentator.

Thanks Jeff Emily and all Xray! You go great with my workday coffee and a bagel.

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really glad xray is doing this podcast. it helps me catch my favorite xray programming

xray does a great job of covering news that is truly relevant to Oregonians and goes to a depth and sophistication that is rare in news media.

phtevenpell ,

A great public service

The local is by turns informative, humorous, solemn and bizarre. The team at X-ray have provided us with a terrific source for local news, something that has been strategically chipped away at nationally for the last twenty years. In thirty easily digestible minutes, you can get a pretty clear idea of what’s happening in the area, as well as what’s happened here in the past. Every part of the country should be so lucky as to have a “the local” of their own.

Savingewoks ,

Great, accessible local news

I’ve taken to waking up, putting my headphones in and taking my dog around the block while I listen to the calming voice of Jefferson Smith running through yesterday’s news. Sometimes I don’t listen past that. Sometimes I do. Depends on what’s going on. But his commentary and context for what’s going on in the greater Portland is incredibly insightful. I wish I knew about this earlier - I only found it because I chanced across an interview Jefferson was doing on the radio recently. Anyway, this podcast is definitely worth you’re time if you live in NW Oregon, SW Washington or care about local news in those areas — the Quick Six Local Rundown is absolutely the best part of this.

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